Professor Terry Regier har utsetts till hedersdoktor vid IT-fakulteten
Terry Regier, professor i lingvistik och kognitionsvetenskap vid University of California, Berkeley, USA, har utsetts till hedersdoktor vid IT-fakulteten för 2023.
Professor Devdatt Dubhashi vid Institutionen för data- och informationsteknik är värd för Terry Regier under hans tid som hedersdoktor vid IT-fakulteten, Göteborgs universitet.
Sammanfattning av nomineringstexten för utnämningen:
"Terry Regier is one of the world’s leading cognitive scientists and a professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He is known for his research on language acquisition, categorization, and semantics, particularly on the relationship between language and thought. Regier's work involves using experimental and computational methods to understand how humans categorize objects and concepts, and how they use language to communicate these categorizations. He has published numerous articles and books, including The Human Semantic Potential: Spatial Language and Constrained Connectionism (1996).
Beginning in around 2018, his research has directly inspired and led to collaborations with researchers in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), leading to a series of publications presented at CogSci, the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. The research initiated with him lies at the boundary of AI and Cognitive Science and has laid the foundations for a new research direction at CSE in neuro-symbolic AI initiated by Moa Johansson and Devdatt Dubhashi. This research has recently attracted funding from VR and WASP, with plans for collaboration and exchange visits with Terry Regier."