Brendan Conway-Smith


Brendan is a PhD candidate at the Department of Cognitive Science at Carleton and a member of the Cognitive Modeling Lab. He is a teacher of undergraduate cognitive science.

Brendan’s MA thesis focused on computationally modeling metacognition. His current PhD thesis focuses on a computational explaination of metacognitive skill.

www.brendanconwaysmith.com

Research interests
•  Metacognition
•  Cognitive modeling
•  Artificial intelligence

PUBLICATIONS

Conway-Smith, B., & West, R. L. (In press 2024). Toward Autonomy: Metacognitive Learning for Enhanced AI Performance . In AAAI Spring Symposium on Human-Like Learning in AI.

West, R., Eckler, S., Conway-Smith, B., Turcas, N., Kelly, M. (2023). Bridging generative networks with the Common Model of Cognition. In AAAI Fall Symposium. Link

Conway-Smith, B., & West, R. L. (2023). Metacognitive threshold: a computational account. In Proceedings of ICCM 2023, 21st International Conference on Cognitive Modelling. Link

Conway-Smith, B., West, R. & Mylopoulos, M. (2023). Metacognitive skill: how it is acquired. In Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Link

Conway-Smith, B., & West, R. L. (2022). System-1 and System-2 realized within the Common Model of Cognition. In AAAI Fall Symposium: Thinking Fast & Slow and Other Cognitive Theories in AI. doi.org/10.48550/arXiv.2305.09091 Link

Conway-Smith, B., & West, R. L. (2022). Clarifying System 1 & 2 through the Common Model of Cognition. In Proceedings of ICCM 2022 20th International Conference on Cognitive Modelling. Link

West, R. L., & Conway-Smith, B. (2019). A Computational Theory of Feeling. In Proceedings of ICCM 2019 17th International Conference on Cognitive Modelling, 295-300. Link

The conversation article.

VIDEO PRESENTATIONS

Brendan's YouTube channel

Visit his YouTube channel on metacognition
https://www.youtube.com/@Meta-Think/videos

Metacognitive threshold
Brendan presents new publication at ICCM (Netherlands)

Metacognitive skill: how it is acquired
Brendan presents new publication at Carleton (Ottawa).

TEDx 2022
Metacognition: an important skill for modern times

Meta-Reasoning and the Influence of Culture
Brendan presents at the 1st Meta-reasoning conference (Jerusalem).

AAAI 2022 Fall Symposium
Brendan presents his paper published at AAAI (U.S.A).

Class lecture: metacognition (part 1)

Class lecture: metacognition (part 2)

Class lecture: metacognition (part 3)

ICCM 2022 presentation:
Clarifying system-1 & 2 through the common model of cognition

Video lecture archive:
Theories in Cognitive Science (CGSC 2001B):

CogSci 2021 conference:
The proceduralization of metacognitive skills

GRADflix – 1 min. video contest:


CogSci conference 2020:
A hierarchical model of metacognition

Carleton Colloquium :


Introduction to Cognitive Modeling & ACT-R:


Brief History of Cognitive Science:

CONTACT
brendan.conwaysmith@carleton.ca
github.com/BrendanCS
linkedin.com/in/brendan-conway-smith-458067aa/

Brendan is the winner of the 2018 TA award for excellence,
and the creator of the cognitive science logo