Bram Van Heuveln

Lecturer, Cognitive Science

Dr. van Heuveln is a passionate educator who continually tries to improve the effectiveness of the many different undergraduate courses he teaches in the areas of cognitive science, logic, artificial intelligence, critical thinking, and the philosophy of mind. Dr. van Heuveln’s research is in the area of visual logic: using visual representations to perform and enhance logical reasoning. Dr. van Heuveln is the Director of the Minds and Machines Program in Cognitive Technology, which invites undergraduate students to get involved with undergraduate research on Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Robotics, and Synthetic Characters. Dr. van Heuveln was instrumental in the creation of the recently approved undergraduate major in Cognitive Science, which he now directs. Dr. van Heuveln oversaw the creation of the new Cognitive Robotics Laboratory, which he now directs.

Education
  • B.S. Computer Science, University of Twente, the Netherlands
  • PhD, Philosophy, SUNY Binghamton
Research Focus
  • Cognitive Science
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Logic and Reasoning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Cognitive Robotics
  • Situated Cognition
  • Educational Technology
Select Works
  • 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
  • Van Heuveln, B. Review of Reason!Able: An Argument Diagramming Software Package, Teaching Philosophy, Vol. 27, No. 2, 2004
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