Jones accepted postdoctoral position at Maryland

September 2009- Joshua Jones takes a postdoctoral position at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. AT UMBC, Josh will work with Marie des Jardins and Tim Oates. Way to go, Josh! We will miss you but are happy for you.

The paper “A Computational Model of Visual Analogies in Design. Journal of Cognitive Systems Research,” coauthored by Jim Davies, Ashok Goel & Nancy Nersessian is published in the Journal of Cognitive Systems Research. (Special Issue on Analogies – Integrating Cognitive Abilities, 10:204-215.)

The paper “Biologically Inspired Design: Products and Processes,” coauthored by Michael Helms, Swaroop S. Vattam & Ashok K. Goel is published in the journal Design Studies (30(5):606-622).

Goel presents at Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems

September 15-18, 2009- Ashok Goel presents presents the paper on “Teleological Software Adaptation” to the Third IEEE Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems in beautiful San Francisco. The paper is coauthored with Joshua Jones, Chris Parnin, Avik Sinharoy and Spencer Rugaber. He also presents the paper “Metareasoning-based Learning of Classification Hierarchies” to the related IEEE SASO workshop on meta-reasoning. This paper is coauthored with Joshua Jones.

Goel to co-organize DIAGRAMS 2010

March 2009- Ashok Goel, Mateja Jamnik (University of Cambridge, UK) and Hari Naryanan (Auburn University) to organize DIAGRAMS 2010, the Sixth International Conference on Theory and Application of Diagrams. The conference will be held on August 9-11, 2010, in Portland, Oregon, in conjunction with the 32nd meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.