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Wk 08. Verification and Validation within Cognitive Modeling of Individuals

Lecture Date: October 12, 2020 - Monday
Lecturer: Dr. William Kennedy

This presentation will be on the practice of V&V within the field of Cognitive Science and in particular Cognitive Modeling within Cognitive Science. The presentation will start with a demonstration of a cognitive phenomenon and a cognitive model of the human cognition behind it. Cognitive modeling will be introduced along with its relation to Artificial Intelligence. The practice of V&V in cognitive modeling relies on cognitive architectures and multiple lines of reasoning to support its models. The application of V&V to the ACT-R cognitive architecture and a specific cognitive model of intuitive learning will be discussed.


On Blackboard

Assigned material:

  • Kennedy, W.G. (2011) Modelling Human Behavior in Agent-Based Models. Agent-Based Models of Geographical Systems, Part 2, pp 167-179. M. Batty, A. Heppenstall, and A. Crooks (Eds.) Springer.
  • Kennedy, W.G. and Patterson, R.E. (2012) Modeling Intuitive Decision Making in ACT-R. In N. Rußwinkel, U. Drewitz, & H. van Rijn (Eds.) Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling (ICCM 2012), pp 1-6. Berlin. (12-15 April 2012)
  • Modeling & Simulation Coordination Office (MSCO) (2012) Documentation of Verification, Validation & Accreditation (VV&A) for Models and Simulations. MIL-STD-3022. Retrieved from

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