|Degrees:||B.Cmp.Hons. in Cognitive Science (Queen's), M.Sc. in Computer Science (Queen's), Ph.D. in Cognitive Science (Carleton)|
Dr. Mary Kelly is the principal investigator of the ANIMUS lab and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cognitive Science. She is a cognitive scientist with a background in machine learning, cognitive psychology, psycholinguistics, computational linguistics, and philosophy of mind. Her research has two goals: (1) to advance the scientific understanding of the basic cognitive functions that underpin human learning, knowledge, and language acquisition, and (2) to develop biologically-inspired machine learning systems capable of achieving expert performance on arbitrary tasks through learning.
Dr. Kelly’s research interests include:
- models of human memory and learning
- models of language learning, production, and comprehension
- cognitive architectures
- artificial neural networks and deep learning
- bias in artificial intelligence
Dr. Kelly supervises students interested in computational cognitive models, artificial intelligence, or digital humanities.