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Selmer Bringsjord
Professor of Philosophy, Logic and Cognitive Science
Professor of Computer Science


Department Affiliation:
Department of Cognitive Science

PhD, Philosophy. Brown University
BA, Philosophy. University of Pennsylvania, magna cum laude.


• Artificial Intelligence & Cognitive Science, including
– reasoning (computational, empirical, logico-mathematical, educational dimensions)
– logico-mathematical foundations of AI & CogSci
– computational creativity (esp. literary), narrative, story generation
• Philosophy of Mind, including
– philosophical and psychological foundations of AI & Cog Sci

• Mathematical and Philosophical Logic; Computability Theory
• Psychology of Reasoning
• Digital Teaching/Educational Technology, including distance education
• Epistemology
• Philosophy of Psychology
• Philosophy of Religion
• Ethics

• 2004 Trustees (Annual) Outstanding Achievement Award (scholarly productivity)
• The 1995 Hesburgh Award (member of winning Rensselaer team; for excellence in undergraduate
education, specifically for computer-based interactive learning)
• Recipient of the Annual Rensselaer Early Career Award (for “outstanding scholarly activity”;
awarded by faculty, 1993)
• “Albany Author of the Year” (Friends of the Albany Public Library; 23rd annual award,
William Kennedy a previous winner), 1991.
• Teaching Fellowships and University Scholarships, Brown University
• Magna Cum Laude, University of Pennsylvania
• Dean’s List all semesters, University of Pennsylvania
• Philomathean Society, University of Pennsylvania

Contact Information:
Selmer Bringsjord
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 276-8105 (p)
(518) 276-6612 (f)

selmer at rpi dot edu


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