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 has just returned from speaking at the 1st Meta-Reasoning Conference in Jerusalem. In November he presented at the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). Presently he is building a metacognitive model for the Medical University of Graz, in Austria.
Brendan received an MA in cognitive science from Carleton (2020). His thesis focused on the computational modeling of metacognition.
• Cognitive modeling
• Artificial intelligence
Conway-Smith, B., West, R. L. & Mylopoulos, M. (Preprint 2023). Metacognitive skill; how it is acquired. Submitted to the Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.
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.
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.
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
Meta-Reasoning and the Influence of Culture
Brendan presents at the 1st Meta-reasoning conference in Jerusalem.
AAAI 2022 Fall Symposium
Brendan presents a paper published at AAAI in Virginia, 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:
Brendan is the winner of the 2018 TA award for excellence,
and the creator of the cognitive science logo