Ron Sun

Professor, Cognitive Science

Dr. Sun has been instrumental in organizing some of the most important events concerning hybrid systems (mostly in relation to cognitive modeling), such as (co)chairing the 1992 AAAI Workshop on Integrating Connectionist and Symbolic Processes, the 1995 IJCAI Workshop on Connectionist Symbolic Integration, the 1996 AAAI Workshop on Computational Cognitive Modeling, the 1998 NIPS Workshop on Hybrid Connectionist Symbolic Systems, the 1999 IJCAI Workshop on Sequence Learning, the 2001 CogSci Symposium on Implicit and Explicit Cognition, the 2001 ICCS Symposium on Cognitive Modeling, and the 2003 IJCAI Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Multi-Agent Simulation, the 2006 AAAI Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Social Simulation, the 2006 CogSci Symposium on Implicit and Explicit Learning, and (co)editing the 1994 Connection Science special issue on hybrid models, the 1997 IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks special issue on hybrid models, and the 2001 Cognitive Systems Research special issue on multi-agent learning. He was the program chair of IJCNN 2007 held in Orlando, Florida. He was the general chair and the program chair of the 2006 Cognitive Science Society Conference held in Vancouver, Canada. He was the program co-chair of the 2005 WI-IAT Conference in Compiegne, France. He has also been on the program committees of many national and international conferences, such as CogSci (2002, 2003, 2005, 2006), ICCM (2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007), TSC (2002), ASSC (2003), AAAI (1993, 1997, 1999, 2006), IJCNN (1999, 2000, 2002, 2007), ICONIP (1997, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2006), AAMAS (2005), IAT (1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005), and PRIMA (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005). He has published more than 150 papers and 7 books in this area. He has been an invited, plenary, or keynote speaker at many conferences: the First New Zealand International Two-Stream Conference on Artificial Neural Networks and Expert Systems (ANNES'93, Dunedin, New Zealand), the International Symposium on Expert Knowledge and Neural Heuristics (Pensacola, Florida; 1994), the Symposium on Autonomous Robots (Ulm, Germany; 1997), the Midwest Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science (Fayetteville, Arkansas; 2000), the International Conference on Neural Information Processing (Shanghai, China; 2001), Erice 2002 (Erice, Sicily, Italy; 2002), the Symposium on Cognitive Architectures (Stanford, California; 2003), the Joint Symposium of SAIS/SSLS (Orebro, Sweden; 2003), MICS 2005 (Saratoga Spring, New York; 2005), the Workshop on Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning (Edinburgh, Scotland; 2005), the 9th Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems Conference (Melbourne, Australia; 2005), PRIMA 2005 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 2005), The Conference on "To Think and Act like a Scientist: The Roles of Inquiry, Research, and Technology" (Lubbock, Texas; 2006), the Workshop on Model Comparison and Model Validation (Syracuse, New York; 2006), the NIAS Workshop on Minds in Interaction at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (Wassenaar, Netherlands; 2006), the Workshop on "Combining Cognitive Plausibility with Social Realism: Promises and Pitfalls of Multi-Agent Simulation" (University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands; 2006), the WICI International Workshop on "Web Intelligence Meets Brain Informatics" (Beijing, China; 2006), the Mind Forum (Helsinki, Finland; March 2008), the International Conference on Adaptive Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (Helsinki, Finland; September 2008), AAAI Fall Symposium 2009 Multi-Representational Architectures for Human-Level Intelligence (Washington DC; November 5-7, 2009), The 16th International Conference on Neural Information Processing (ICONIP 2009) (Bangkok, Thailand; December 1-5, 2009), as well as the special sessions of IEEE-WCCI'94, IIZUKA'94, IEEE-ICNN'96, ICONIP'97, ANNES'97, IJCNN'98, IEEE-FUZZY'98, IJCNN'99, IJCNN'00, IJCNN'02, and so on. Dr. Sun is the founding co-editor-in-chief of the journal Cognitive Systems Research (Elsevier), and also serves on the editorial boards of Connection Science, Cognitive Computation, Neural Information Processing--Letters and Reviews, International Journal of Hybrid Intelligent Systems, and so on. He is on the Governing Board of the Cognitive Science Society, and the Board of Governors of the International Neural Network Society. He received the 1991 David Marr Award from Cognitive Science Society (at the Thirteenth Annual Conference of Cognitive Science Society), and will receive the 2008 Hebb Award from the International Neural Networks Society. He is a senior member of IEEE. He is listed in Marquis Who's Who in America (the 53rd, 56th, and 57th edition), Marquis Who's Who in the World (the 16th, 18th, 20th, and 24th edition), and Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering (the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th edition).


Ph.D, Brandeis University, 1992