Bram van Heuveln - Cognitive Science Department

Bram van Heuveln
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director, Minds & Machines Program in Cognitive Science and Technology
Assistant Director, Rensselaer Artificial Intelligence and Reasoning Laboratory
Cognitive Science Department
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 110 8th St, Troy, NY 12180
Tel: (518) 276-3316
Fax: (518) 276-8268
Email: [email protected]
Web Site:
PhD. 2000 Philosophy, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
MA. 1996 Philosophy, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
BS. 1992 Computer Science (cum laude), University of Twente, the Netherlands
Employment History
03-present: Clinical Assistant Professor, RPI, Troy, NY
01-03: Lecturer, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
99-01: Adjunct Lecturer, State University College at Oneonta, Oneonta, NY
98-98: Programmer, Lockheed Martin Control Systems, Johnson City, NY
96-99: Instructor, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
93-94: Research Fellow, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
Research and Teaching
Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Computation, Artificial
Intelligence, Educational Software, Logic, Critical Thinking, Embodied Cognition,
Situated Cognition, Cognitive Robotics
Selected Publications and Presentations
Van Heuveln, B., “Cognitive Engineering”, General Electric Center for Research and
Development Lecture Series, General Electric Global Research Center Headquarters,
Niskayuna, NY, June 2008.
Fahey J., Gowdy J., Gutmann J., and Van Heuveln, B. “Revisioning: A Pathway to
Critical Wisdom”, Learning Together: Pedagogy, Technology & Course Redesign
VII, Fairfield University, June 6-8, 2007
Van Heuveln, B. “Existential Graphs as a Natural Integration of Mental Logic Theory
and Mental Model Theory”, Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial
Intelligence, Vol. 18, No. 2, 2006, pp. 149-155
Van Heuveln, B. “Review of Reason!Able: An Argument Diagramming Software
Package”, Teaching Philosophy, Vol. 27, No. 2, 2004
Van Heuveln, B., “The Turing Test”, Philosophy Club, State University College at
Oneonta, Oneonta, NY, 2003
Van Heuveln, B., “Logic is Traditionally Syntactic; Human Cognition Thrives on
Pictures, Diagrams, and Images; Can We Teach Logic in Visual Terms?”,
Northeastern Educational Research Association 34th Annual Conference,
Kerhonkson, NY, 2003
Van Heuveln, B. “A Preferred Treatment of Mill’s Methods: Some Misinterpretations
By Modern Textbooks”, Informal Logic, Vol. 20, No. 1, 2000, pp. 19-42
Van Heuveln, B. Dietrich, E., and Oshima, M. “Let’s Dance! The Equivocation in
Chalmers’ Dancing Qualia Argument”, Minds and Machines, Vol. 8, No. 2, 1998, pp.
Synergistic Activities
Faculty Advisor: AIBO Greeter Project, 2004
Director: Minds & Machines Program in Cognitive Science and Technology
Lead Author: Proposal BS in Cognitive Science
Collaborator: Social Robotics Consortium Capital Region
Collaborators & Other Affiliations
Prof. Valerie Barr, Union College, USA
Prof. Selmer Bringsjord, RPI, USA
Prof. Eric Dietrich, Binghamton University, USA
Prof. Dave Touretzky, CMU, USA
Prof. Nick Webb, University at Albany, USA
Prof. John Wen, RPI, USA
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