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. S. and Galang, C. M (2022). Cognitive Science in a Nutshell. Cognitive Science, 46(8), e13179.

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).