Christopher Sims


Chris Sims received a B.S. in computer science from Cornell University (2003), followed by a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2009). After completing his Ph.D., Dr. Sims held a postdoctoral research position at the University of Rochester, and a faculty position at Drexel University before joining the faculty at RPI in 2017. Dr. Sims's overarching research interest lies in developing computational models of human intelligence. Specific research areas include reinforcement learning, visual memory and perceptual expertise, sensory-motor control and motor learning, and learning and decision-making under uncertainty.

Education & Training

PhD, Cognitive Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

MS,  Cognitive Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

BS, Computer Science, Cornell University


The following is a selection of recent publications in Scopus. Christopher Sims has 34 indexed publications in the subjects of Computer Science, Psychology, Neuroscience.

Aaron Cochrane, Chris R. Sims, Vikranth R. Bejjanki, C. Shawn Green, Daphne Bavelier
npj Science of Learning
, 8
, 2023
Chris R. Sims, Rachel A. Lerch, John A. Tarduno, Robert A. Jacobs
Scientific Reports
, 12
, 2022
Peter Hitchcock, Evan Forman, Nina Rothstein, Fengqing Zhang, John Kounios, Yael Niv, Chris Sims
Clinical Psychological Science
, 10
, 2022
, pp.714-733
Tyler Malloy, Tim Klinger, Miao Liu, Gerald Tesauro, Matthew Riemer, Chris R. Sims
35th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2021
, 18
, 2021
, pp.15841-15842
Tyler Malloy, Chris R. Sims, Tim Klinger, Miao Liu, Matthew Riemer, Gerald Tesauro
IEEE Conference on Computatonal Intelligence and Games, CIG
, 2021-August
, 2021
Wayne D. Gray, Ray Perez, Roussel Rahman, Chris R. Sims, Elizabeth B. Torres, Travis J. Wiltshire
Proceedings for the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society: Developing a Mind: Learning in Humans, Animals, and Machines, CogSci 2020
, 2020
, pp.450-451
Christopher J. Bates, Chris R. Sims, Robert A. Jacobs
Behavioral and Brain Sciences
, 43
, 2020
Christopher J. Bates, Rachel A. Lerch, Christopher R. Sims, Robert A. Jacobs
Journal of Vision
, 19
, 2019
, pp.1-23
Elif Celikors, Chris R. Sims
Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
, 775
, 2019
, pp.75-82

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