Past Events

Final Projects Presentations: Research Methods in Cognitive Science

December 23, 2019 16:00

Engineering Building Room A-412

Final Projects Presentations: Research Methods in Cognitive Science

You are all invited to participate in the Mini Symposium where Cognitive Science Masters Students will present their final projects on interdisciplinary fields of Computer Engineering, Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics.

COGS502 Final Project Presentation Program

Humor Theories and Creating a Model That Can Generate Humorous Text

Gökhan Akgün

February 27, 2019 17:30

Engineering Building Room A-442

Humor Theories and Creating a Model That Can Generate Humorous Text

Artificial Intelligence proved its ability to achieve some cognitive tasks such as learning and problem solving. It’s usage has been expanded to wider areas with the rise of deep learning techniques. Humor is one of the most challenging area, considered as proof of the intelligence by most people. In this presentation, we will examine the underlying theories of the humor, and then, we will discuss what kind of approach should be used to create a good model that can generate humorous text in comparison to other attempts.

An Intelligent Tutor Using Deep Learning Techniques

Yusuf Can Semerci, PhD candidate

February 27, 2019 17:30

Engineering Building Room A-442

An Intelligent Tutor Using Deep Learning Techniques

With the rapid increase in the demand of web-based education systems, creating an e-tutor that can understand its users and adapt to their needs became crucial. Hence, the intelligent tutorship has become an important work field for user modelling approaches. This thesis proposes an intelligent tutor that is equipped with user modelling, adapting and recommendation capabilities. The model will be constructed with the behavioural and physiological data obtained from users by their interactions with the system. This model will adopt concepts from the flow framework. The Convolutional Neural Networks and Long Short-Term Memory Networks will be used to generate primitives of the collected data. These primitives will be transformed and evaluated into higher level abstractions which are called Experience, Exploration and Attention. The relation between these abstractions will determine which recommendations and adaptive tests should be given to the user. The system will be tested with Architectural History students using an e-learning platform developed to accompany the proposed model.

Research Methods in Cognitive Science Projects

Mini Symposium

January 8, 2019 15:50

Law Building Room Z-10A

Research Methods in Cognitive Science Projects

You are invited to attend the Cognitive Science Program's Mini-symposium where all first year students will present their final projects of the Research Methods course.

Consciousness, Identity And Consciousness-Identity Interaction According To A Comparative, Multidisciplinary Perspective

Dr. Burçak Özkan

November 26, 2018 16:00

Engineering Building Room A-412

Consciousness, Identity And Consciousness-Identity Interaction According To A Comparative, Multidisciplinary Perspective

With this presentation, it is suggested that a reversible interaction exists between consciousness and identity and that, it is necessary to adopt a comparative and multidisciplinary perspective in order to establish an appropriate evaluation of this interaction. With this purpose, first of all, it is inquired which disciplines may be helpful and what kind of informative knowledge should and must be expected from these research areas so that a convenient analysis of the interaction mentioned above could be obtained and the scientific and social problems related to this interaction could be resolved. After then, the conceptual framework of the concepts of "consciousness", "identity" and the definition of "the interaction between consciousness and identitiy" are determined and clarified. Finally, some scientific and social problems accepted to be related to this interaction and the extensions provided by such a comparative-multidisciplinary point of view are exhibited and exemplified.