Can Mekik

Can Serif Mekik
PhD Candidate in Cognitve Science

Hi, I’m Can (pronounced like ‘John’). I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Cognitive Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. I work with Prof. Ron Sun in the Cognitive Architecture Lab.

My research covers cognitive architectures, cognitive modeling, and artificial intelligence. I am interested in simulating mental processes and using formal systems to better understand how the mind works.

I am the creator and maintainer of pyClarion, an open source Python library for the Clarion cognitive architecture.

Selected Publications

Mekik, C. (2021). Logic Programs as Executable Experimental Task Specifications. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 43.

Mekik, C.; Sun, R.; and Dai, D. Y. (2018) Similarity-Based Reasoning, Raven’s Matrices, and General Intelligence. In Jérôme Lang (Ed.), Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-2018; 1576–1582).