Thursday, June 4, 2009

Keynote Speaker: Stevan Harnad

Stevan Harnad is a cognitive scientist who was born in Budapest, Hungary. He did his undergraduate work at McGill University and his graduate work at Princeton University's Department of Psychology. He is currently Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Science at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and Professor of Cognitive Science at the University of Southampton. He is also an External Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. His research is on categorization, communication, cognition and consciousness.

Dr. Harnad was the founder and editor (1978-2003) of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, a journal published by Cambridge University Press, Psychology, an electronic journal sponsored by the American Psychological Association, and CogPrints, an electronic preprint archive in the cognitive sciences hosted by University of Southampton. He was also the founder and moderator of the American Scientist Open Access Forum (since 1998) and is an active promoter of Open Access. 4605 messages since 1998.

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