Ph.D. in Computer Science, December 1998, Carnegie Mellon University.
Thesis: "The Dynamics of Cognition: An ACT-R Model of Cognitive Arithmetic".

M.S. in Computer Science, June 1990, Carnegie Mellon University.
Major: Artificial Intelligence.  Minor: Programming Systems.

B.S. in Computer Science, June 1986, Universite de Liege, Belgium.
 "Plus Grande Distinction. " (Summa cum Laude)

Professional Experience

Carnegie Mellon University

Post-doctoral Research Associate (1999-present)
Continued research and development of the ACT-R simulation system and its applications to domains including psychology, economics (game theory), decision theory (real-time systems) and human-computer interaction (complex simulations).  Supervised programming staff in applying the simulation to the modeling of complex real-time systems.

Research Programmer (1991-1998)
Developed, distributed and maintained the ACT-R simulation system and used it to model various cognitive tasks.  Developed variants and extensions of ACT-R including a connectionist implementation, a numerical parameter optimizer, a high-level scripting language and a multi-user web interface. Wrote users manual.  Assisted hundreds of users in learning and using the ACT-R system.  Organized the yearly ACT-R Summer School and Workshop from 1994 to 1998.  Presented research at many scientific conferences.

Research Assistant (1986-1990)
Developed the Cascade-Correlation neural network learning algorithm used in hundreds of scientific and technical applications.  Applied numerical optimization techniques to improve the backpropagation algorithm.  Developed various neural network simulators.

Teaching Assistant (1984-1990)
Courses: Operating Systems; Comparative Programming Languages;
Probabilities and Statistics; Stochastic Processes.
 Hardware and Software Experience

Hardware and Software Experience

DOS/Windows PC, Unix, Macintosh, IBM mainframe, DEC

Lisp, Java, C/C++, Smalltalk, Prolog, Basic, Pascal, Algol, Fortran, PL/1, assemblers


Naturalized U.S. citizen.  Country of origin: Belgium.  Fluent in English and French.


John R. Anderson
Walter VanDyke Bingham Professor of Cognitive Psychology and Computer Science
Department of Psychology
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: (412) 268-2788

Wayne D. Gray
Associate Professor of Psychology & Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study
Human Factors and Applied Cognition Program
Department of Psychology
George Mason University
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: (703) 993-1357

Bonnie E. John
Associate Professor of Computer Science and Psychology
Human-Computer Interaction Institute
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: (412) 268-7182

F. Javier Lerch
Senior Lecturer in Information Systems
Graduate School of Industrial Administration
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: (412) 268-5042

Raymond Pelletier
Research Engineer
Just Research
4616 Henry Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: (412) 683-3977

James M. Peters
Assistant Professor of Accounting and Public Policy
H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: (412) 268-8473