Advanced Distributed Learning - Memphis Intelligent Tutoring Systems Center
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Stan Franklin

A mathematician turned computer scientist turning cognitive scientist, Stan Franklin is the W. Harry Feinstone Interdisciplinary Research Professor at the University of Memphis, 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, particularly, artificial minds. For some years he's worked on "conscious" software agents, that is, autonomous agents modeling a psychological theory of consciousness. These agents, controlled by the LIDA comprehensive cognitive architecture, model human and animal cognition and provide testable hypotheses for cognitive scientists and neuroscientists. This endeavor, funded by the US Navy, has been the subject of some sixty papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings. Stan’s graduate degrees are from UCLA, his undergraduate degree from the University of Memphis. He has authored or co-authored over a hundred a 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.

The ADL-CITSRD is located in the FedEx Institute of Technology (FIT) on the campus of the University of Memphis. Researchers associated with the center are faculty, researchers, post-doctoral fellows, and advanced graduate students in the Institute for Intelligent Systems (IIS). The center researchers have extensive experience in research, development, and evaluation of advanced learning environments.
Research Capabilities
Cognitive studies of learning systems
Impact study of Learning Technology in Applied Settings
Development Capabilities
ITS enhancement of learning content
Service Capabilities
Usability Analysis for Learning Environments
Text Analysis Using Computational Linguistics Tools
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