Ashok Goel of Georgia Tech Is Guest Speaker for Cog Sci Lecture Series Wednesday

Ashok Goel of Georgia Tech Is Guest Speaker for Cog Sci Lecture Series Wednesday

Date posted: 2017-04-07 11:38:45

Dr. Ashok Goel, Professor of Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology, will be the guest speaker for the Research Problems in Cognitive Science lecture series on Wednesday, April 12 at 12 noon in Sage 4101.  Dr. Goel's talk is entitled, "Visual Analogies and Iconic Representations: The Case of Raven’s Progressive Matrices Test of Intelligence" 

Using the Raven’s Progressive Matrices Test, a standard test of human intelligence consisting only of visual analogy problems, Dr. Goel will describe a series of techniques that use only iconic representations to address problems on the Raven’s test. He will present results indicating that the iconic techniques yield results comparable to traditional symbolic models and discuss the implications of these results for computational psychometrics, computational accounts of human cognition including cognition in autism, and multimodal multilevel architectures for intelligent agents. 

The event is free and open to the RPI community.

Ashok Goel is a Professor of Computer Science in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. As part of Georgia Tech’s Online MS in CS program, he developed Jill Watson, a virtual teaching assistant for answering questions in online discussion forums ( The Chronicle of Higher Education recently included virtual assistants exemplified by Jill Watson in its list of transformative educational technologies over the last fifty years. Dr. Goel is the Editor-in-Chief of AAAI’s AI Magazine

Please see his reaearch papers here: