John Robert Anderson

Department of Psychology
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Telephone: (412) 268-2788
Facsimile: (412) 268-2844
E-Mail: ja+@cmu.edu

EDUCATION, PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE, & HONORS

1964-1968

University of British Columbia, B.A., 1968

1968

The Governor-General's Gold Medal (Head of graduating classes in Arts and Sciences, B.A. and B.Sc. degrees)

1968-1972

Stanford University, Ph.D., 1972

1972-1973

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Yale University

1973-1976

Junior Fellow, University of Michigan. Member of the Human Performance Center

1976-1977

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Yale University

1977-1978

Professor, Department of Psychology, Yale University

1978

American Psychological Association's Early Career Award

1978-present

Professor, Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon

1981

Elected member of the Society of Experimental Psychologists

1983-present

Professor, Department of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon

1985

Walter VanDyke Bingham Professor of Cognitive Science

1988-1989

President, Cognitive Science Society

1989-1994

Research Scientist Award, NIMH

1994

American Psychological Association's Distinguished Scientific Career Award

1999

National Academy of Sciences

1999

Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

2000

University Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

2001

National Academy of Sciences, Psychology Section Chair

2002

Richard King Mellon Professor of Psychology and Computer Science

2004 The David E. Rumelhart Prize for Contributions to the Formal Analysis of Human Cognition
2005 Howard Crosby Warren Medal for outstanding achievement in Experimental Psychology in the United States and Canada, Society of Experimental Psychology
2006 Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Cognitive Science awarded by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

RESEARCH INTERESTS

The following topics in Cognitive Psychology and Artificial Intelligence:



BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

John Anderson received his B.A. from the University of British Columbia in 1968 and his Ph.D. from Stanford University 1972. He has been at Carnegie Mellon University since 1978 where he is a professor of psychology and computer science. He has published a number of books including Human Associative Memory (1973 with Gordon Bower), Language, Memory, and Thought (1976), The Architecture of Cognition (1983), The Adaptive Character of Thought (1990), Rules of the Mind (1993), and The Atomic Components of Thought (1998). His current research is concerned with developing the ACT-R theory of cognition and involves two related enterprises. One effort is concerned with modeling the acquisition of intellectual competences with major foci being the dynamic problem solving skills such as in air traffic control and mathematical problem solving skills. This research is also tied into efforts to develop computer-based instructional systems. The second effort is concerned with using fMRI brain imaging to track different components of the cognitive architecture in the performance of complex tasks.



STUDENTS SUPERVISED

Ph.D.:
Stephen Blessing Gary Bradshaw
Raluca Budiu Dana Byrne
Scott Douglass Renee Elio
Jon Fincham Kevin Gluck
Glenn Gunzelmann
Lisa Haverty Bill Jones
Irving Katz Claudius Kessler
Ken Koedinger Christian Lebiere
Frank Lee Matt Lewis
Marsha Lovett Michael Matessa
Jean McKendree Peter Pirolli
Phil Pavlik
Brian Ross Dario Salvucci
Lael Schooler Emile Servan-Schreiber
Miriam Schustack Kevin Singley
Quanfeng Wu

MS:
Miriam Bishay
David Chinn



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PERSONAL DATA

Born in Vancouver, Canada on August 27, 1947; United States citizen; Married to Lynne Reder, 1973; sons, John Frank Anderson, born 1980, Abraham Robert Anderson, born 1985.


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