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Gary McGraw's "How I Got Here" Podcast
Gary McGraw received a dual Ph.D. in Computer Science and Cognitive Science at IU and is now CTO of Cigital, the world’s largest consulting firm specializing in software security. He was recently interviewed for the How I Got Here" podcast, where he discusses his childhood as a violin prodigy, his early introduction to personal computers with the Apple II, his first degree in philosophy, his decision to come to IU to study cognitive science with Douglas Hofstadter, and his start in software security.
Cognitive Science 2013 Annual Award Recipients
Outstanding Dissertation Award – Joseph Houpt
Outstanding Teaching Award – Ben Motz
Outstanding Research Award – Jennifer Trueblood
Daniel Smedema – Outstanding Contribution
Samuel Zorowitz and Lindsey Kitchell – Outstanding Research
Robert Hawkins – Outstanding achievement
Summer 2013 Research Scholarship Recipients
Cotie Long, working with Prof. Mike Jones and Melody DyeCongratulations to all our winners!
Katherine Samson, working with Prof. Shiffrin
Fred Diego, working at Learn Lab Summer Research Institute
Summer Undergraduate Research Scholarships
The Cognitive Science Program invites all undergraduate IU cognitive science majors to apply for a Cognitive Science Undergraduate Summer Research Scholarship. Further information is available at http://www.cogs.indiana.edu/undergraduate/opportunities/undergraduate-summer-research-scholarships.php.
Josh de Leeuw's Robotics Research
Josh de Leeuw's research on autonomous Neuro-Evolving Robotic Devices (NERDs) is featured in a Vassar College's news item.. Josh is a class of '08 alumni of Vassar College and is now in the doctoral program in cognitive science at Indiana University.
Prof. Jon Crystal's Animal Memory Research Opens Doors to Investigating Memory Diseases
Professor Jonathan Crystal and a group of IU neuroscientists have discovered the first evidence of source memory in rats. The report's findings have "fascinating implications," Prof. Crystal, both in evolutionary terms and for future research into the biological underpinnings of memory, as well as the treatment of diseases marked by memory failure such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's, or disorders such as schizophrenia, PTSD and depression. Read more here.
Prof. Colin Allen Weighs in on Self-Driving Cars
Professor Colin Allen, in an article for the Guardian, argues for black boxes in self-driving cars in an article featuring arguments for and against self-driving cars. Read more here.
The Cognitive Science Program is home to the NSF IGERT doctoral training program in the dynamics of brain-body-environment systems in behavior and cognition.
Trainees receive extensive support and funding for their doctoral studies at IU.