Garrison W. Cottrell

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Gary's Unbelievable Research Unit
Computer Science & Engineering Department 0404
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093-0404 USA

E-mail: gary at-sign ucsd dot edu
Driving directions to the department.
My schedule
My Google Scholar Page

Potential Post-docs, Grad students, summer interns, etc.: I am NOT taking any new trainees at this time.
For advice on grad school, please read this!

Office: 4130 CSE Building
Phone: (858) 534-6640

Faculty Assistant: Alice Carr
Email: apcarr you-know-what
Phone: (858) 534-5151

I direct the Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center.
TDLC Contact:
Kate Shanks
Email: kshanks at-sign
Phone: 858-822-2902

...and the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program (IDP) in Cognitive Science.
Before emailing me about the IDP, please read this presentation on it that I wrote for incoming Neuroscience grads.
Interdisciplinary Program Graduate Coordinator: Beverley Walton
Email: bwalton you-know-what
Phone: 858-534-7141

A list I collected from a lot of people of their Cognitive Modeling Greatest Hits.

I am a Professor in the Computer Science & Engineering Department at UCSD. This means I can now go barefoot and there is nothing they can do about it! I am a member of the AI Group at UCSD. My research group, Gary's Unbelievable Research Unit, publishes unbelievable research. Our research is strongly interdisciplinary. It concerns using neural networks and other computational models applied to problems in cognitive science and artificial intelligence, engineering and biology. I have had success using them for such disparate tasks as modeling how children acquire words, studying how lobsters chew, and nonlinear data compression. Most recently I have worked on face and object recognition, visual salience and visual attention,  and modeling early visual cortex.

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