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Pointers to Presentations and Other Items of Interest on Metacognition

Unless otherwise noted, presentations are an hour at noon in conference room 3258 of A. V. Williams on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park. The seminars are usually on Fridays each month. Brown bag lunches are encouraged.


    Future Talks

  • TBA
  • Past Talks

  • May 9, 2014, Mark Waser, Digital Wisdom Institute
    The Role of Metacognition in Creating Safe, Self-Improving Entities, (abstract)

  • March 4, 2011, Don Perlis, University of Maryland, Computer Science Department
    Metacognition - A Biased Overview, Presentation (abstract)

  • May 13, 2011, Sergei Nirenburg, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Institute for Language and Information Technologies
    Aspects of Metacognition in OntoAgent, Presentation (abstract)

  • July 8, 2011, Michael T. Cox, University of Maryland, UMIACS
    Toward an Integrated Metacognitive Architecture, Presentation (abstract)

  • November 18, 2011, Darsana Josyula, Bowie State University, Department of Computer Science
    Metacognition for Effective Deliberation in Artificial Agents, Presentation (abstract)

  • December 9, 2011, Peter Carruthers, University of Maryland, Department of Philosophy
    Metacognition as Kludge, Presentation (abstract)

  • January 27, 2012, Kalyan Gupta, Knexus Research, National Harbor, MD
    Communicative Agents For Spatio-temporal Reasoning (abstract)

  • March 2, 2012, Marjorie McShane, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    Metacognition for Decision Support Presentation (abstract)

  • April 6, 2012, David Miele, University of Maryland, Department of Human Development
    Interpreting Metacognitive Experiences (abstract)

  • May 4, 2012, Yiannis Aloimonos, University of Maryland, Department of Computer Science
    The Cognitive Dialogue: A new architecture for cognition (abstract)

  • June 8, 2012, David Aha, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC
    Autonomous Goal Reasoning: Status and challenges (abstract)

  • July 27, 2012, Paul Bello, Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA
    Toward a Computational Cognitive Model of Mindreading (abstract)

  • August 23 (Thurs), 2012, Antonio Chella, Department of Computer Engineering, University of Palermo, Italy
    Toward Robot Consciousness, Presentation (abstract)

  • November 19, 2012, Patricia Alexander, University of Maryland, Department of Human Development
    Building a Case for Relational Reasoning Strategies as "Meta"-Tools in Human Learning and Performance, (Presentation)(abstract)

  • (Note: this talk will be held on a Monday in A.V. Williams 2460)
    February 18, 2013, Ben Shneiderman, University of Maryland, College Park, Department of Computer Science
    Clarifying Awareness, Responsibility, and Intent for People and Machines (abstract)

  • 12:15 pm, April 26, 2013 (Rescheduled from April 5, 2013), Arie Kruglanski, University of Maryland, College Park, Department of Psychology
    The Psychology of Closed Mindedness: How Individual Cognition Shapes the Social Process (abstract)

  • May 10, 2013, RM 1124 Biology/Psychology Building (Not usual room), Linda Baker, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Department of Psychology
    Monitoring cognitive processes during reading: Is there converging evidence from fMRI studies of metacognitive control?, Presentation (abstract)

  • September 6, 2013, Maunel Caro, Universidad de Córdoba, Montería - Colombia, Department of Educational Informatics,
    Metamodel for Personalized Adaptation of Pedagogical Strategies using Metacognition in Intelligent Tutoring Systems (abstract)

  • December 6, 2013, Michael Anderson, Franklin & Marshall College, Department of Psychology,
    After Phrenology: Toward a Pragmatic, Interactive Account of Brain and Behavior (abstract)

  • December 11, 2013 (4172 AVW), Ashok K. Goel, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Interactive Computing,
    Reflection in Action: Towards a CAD environment for designing game-playing agents(abstract)

  • February 7, 2014, Marc Pickett, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC,
    Towards A Unified Framework for Learning and Processing Perceptual, Relational, and Meta Knowledge Presentation (abstract)