Yingrui Yang

Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director

About

Yingrui Yang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Cognitive Science, with a joint appointment in the Lally School of Management & Technology.  Dr. Yang received his doctorate in Experimental Psychology from New York University in 1995.  Since 1974, he also studied or worked at Beijing Normal University, Peking University, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (Beijing), the University of Tennessee (Knoxville), New York University, Princeton University, Educational Testing Service, the United States Air Force Information Laboratory, and Tsinghua University.
Dr. Yang’s research domains include economic mechanics, mental mechanics, psychology of reasoning, and higher cognition modeling (reasoning, decision making, and game theoretic interactions).
“Currently, economics and cognitive science are heavily rooted in Newtonian physics, successfully borrowing a great deal of modeling tools from it. This is a great achievement. You do not need quantum mechanics or theories of relativity to build a house or bridge. Nevertheless, no one would deny the importance of modern theoretical physics. I believe many intellectuals have realized the need to go beyond the limitations of the Newtonian tradition for means of social science research. The big question is how to do it and how to do it right. I am interested integrating economics and cognitive science by applying theoretical physics from a modeling perspective.”   
He has published in professional journals such as Psychological Review, Journal of Experimental Psychology (General; Applied), Memory & Cognition, Cognitive Science, Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, Logic and Logical Philosophy, and has recently completed a book entitled Modern Principles of Economic Mechanics: Qualitative Initiatives toward Integrating Economics, Cognitive Science, and Theoretical Physics, Volume I.

Publications

The following is a selection of recent publications in Scopus. Yingrui Yang has 17 indexed publications in the subjects of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Computer Science.

Selmer Bringsjord, G. Naveen Sundar, Eugene Eberbach, Yingrui Yang
International Journal of Unconventional Computing
, 8
, 2012
, pp.3-32
.
Gerard Allwein, Yingrui Yang, William L. Harrison
Logic and Logical Philosophy
, 20
, 2011
, pp.81-110
.
Selmer Bringsjord, Konstantine Arkoudas, Micah Clark, Andrew Shilliday, Joshua Taylor, Bettina Schimanski, Yingrui Yang
AAAI Spring Symposium - Technical Report
, SS-07-06
, 2007
, pp.23-28
.
Weihua Niu, John X. Zhang, Yingrui Yang
Psychological Reports
, 100
, 2007
, pp.509-519
.
Selmer Bringsjord, Yingrui Yang
Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence
, 18
, 2006
, pp.117-119
.
Yingrui Yang, Selmer Bringsjord, Paul Bello
Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence
, 18
, 2006
, pp.157-168
.
Selmer Bringsjord, Owen Kellett, Andrew Shilliday, Joshua Taylor, Bram van Heuveln, Yingrui Yang, Jeffrey Baumes, Kyle Ross
Applied Mathematics and Computation
, 176
, 2006
, pp.516-530
.
Weihua Niu, John X. Zhang, Yingrui Yang
Creativity and Reason in Cognitive Development
, 2006
, pp.282-296
.
Paul Bello, Yingrui Yang
Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
, 5805
, 2005
, pp.128-136
.
Paul Bello, Selmer Bringsjord, Yingrui Yang
Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
, 5423
, 2004
, pp.100-109
.

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