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


I am a Cognitive Science PhD Candidate at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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

I am deeply curious about fundamental questions in philosophy of mind, epistemology, and logic. But, I am most motivated by a desire to help improve the human condition by contributing to our self-understanding and technology.

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. You can watch a progress report on my work (as of 2019-12-11) here. Some retrospective comments are available in this blog post.

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.