Can Serif Mekik
PhD Candidate
Cognitive Architecture Lab
Department of Cognitive Science
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY, USA)

I am interested in developing a rigorous, formal, and process-oriented (i.e., computational) understanding of how people think, behave, and learn. I work with cognitive architectures.

My current research focus is on cognitive modeling of psychometric tasks and phenomena, reasoning and relational thinking, cognitive architectures, and the foundations of cognitive science.

My PhD is on developing a detailed computational cognitive model of Raven’s Matrices using the Clarion cognitive architecture. I am the maintainer of pyClarion, an open-source python library for the Clarion cognitive architecture.

Prior to starting my PhD, I completed an honours bachelor’s degree at the University of Toronto in Mathematics and Cognitive Science with a Minor in Computer Science, and obtained a master’s degree in Cognitive Science from Carleton University.