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Stan FranklinW. Harry Feinstone Interdisciplinary Research Professor/Computer Science
Office Phone: (901) 678-1341
Areas of Expertise:
Artificial general intelligence (AGI)
Biologicially inspired computing
Chaos, theory & application
Emotions in humans, animals and machines
Emotions, theories of
Intelligent software agents
Minds, how they work
About the Expert:
A mathematician turned computer scientist turning cognitive scientist, Stan Franklin is the W. Harry Feinstone Interdisciplinary Research Professor at the University of Memphis, a winner of its Eminent Faculty Award, and co-Director of the Institute for Intelligent Systems. His research is motivated by wanting to know how minds work, human minds, animal minds and artificial minds. For some years he's worked on "conscious" software agents, that is, autonomous agents modeling a psychological theory of consciousness. These agents model human and animal cognition and provide testable hypotheses for cognitive scientists and neuroscientists. This endeavor, funded by the U.S. Navy, has been the subject of some 60 papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings. His graduate degrees are from UCLA and his undergraduate degree is from the University of Memphis. He has authored or co-authored some hundred and fifty academic papers as well as a book entitled "Artificial Minds" published by MIT Press, which was a primary selection of the Library of Science book club, and has been translated into Japanese and Portuguese. His publications have been cited over 7000 times in the scientific literature.