Ron Sun


Ron Sun is a cognitive scientist investigating the fundamental nature of the human mind using various methodologies of cognitive science, and in particular computational modeling, as means of forging mechanistic, process-based comprehensive theories of the mind (namely, cognitive architectures). He has played a leading role early on in developing hybrid systems for cognitive modeling. He has published more than 150 technical papers in journals such as Psychological Review, Cognitive Science, Artificial Intelligence, and Neural Networks, as well as 12 books by MIT Press, Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, and so on. His recent books include: Anatomy of the Mind (Oxford University Press), Grounding Social Sciences in Cognitive Sciences (MIT Press), and Cambridge Handbook of Computational Psychology (Cambridge University Press).

He has held many leadership positions within the field, including program chair of IJCNN 2007 and general chair and program chair of Cognitive Science Society Conference 2006. He has been an invited, plenary, or keynote speaker at many conferences. He was the founding co-editor-in-chief of the journal Cognitive Systems Research and also serves on the editorial boards of Neural Networks, Connection Science, Cognitive Computation, and more. He served on the Governing Board of Cognitive Science Society, and the Board of Governors of International Neural Network Society (President of INNS, 2011-2012). He received the 1991 David Marr Award from Cognitive Science Society (at the Thirteenth Annual Conference of Cognitive Science Society), and received the 2008 Hebb Award from International Neural Networks Society. He is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of Association for Psychological Science (for "sustained and outstanding contributions to psychological science"), and so on.   

Other affililations: Computer Science


The homepage:

The Cognitive Architecture (CogArch) Lab page:

The Google Scholar page



The following is a selection of recent publications in Scopus. Ron Sun has 145 indexed publications in the subjects of Computer Science, Psychology, and Neuroscience.

Ron Sun, Joseph Allen, Eric Werbin
Journal of Cognition and Culture
, 22
, 2022
, pp.60-89
Ron Sun, Sergei Bugrov, David Dai
Cognitive Systems Research
, 71
, 2022
, pp.24-40
Nicholas R. Wilson, Ron Sun
Cognitive Computation
, 13
, 2021
, pp.207-227
Ron Sun
Philosophical Psychology
, 33
, 2020
, pp.155-180
Marjorie McShane, Selmer Bringsjord, James Hendler, Sergei Nirenburg, Ron Sun
Topics in Cognitive Science
, 11
, 2019
, pp.914-917
Ron Sun, David Silver, Gerald Tesauro, Guang Bin Huang
Neural Networks
, 107
, 2018
, pp.1-2
Ron Sun
Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences
, 5
, 2018
, pp.240-246
Shane Bretz, Ron Sun
Cognitive Science
, 42
, 2018
, pp.4-37
Ron Sun
Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence
, 30
, 2018
, pp.13-37

View All Scopus Publications

Back to top