Prof. I.J.E.I. van Rooij (Iris)

Professor - Artificial Intelligence
Principal Investigator - Donders Centre for Cognition
Principal Investigator - Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour

Prof. I.J.E.I. van Rooij (Iris)
Visiting address

Thomas van Aquinostraat 4

Postal address

Postbus 9104

Working days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Professor Iris van Rooij is a researcher at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour. She holds a chair in Computational Cognitive Science at the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Van Rooij’s research lies at the intersection of psychology, philosophy and theoretical computer science. Using conceptual analysis, mathematical modeling, computational complexity analyses, and computer simulation, she studies the scope and limits of cognition (including scientists’ own cognition). Her analyses span all the major modeling approaches in cognitive science, including symbolic, neural network, probabilistic/Bayesian, dynamical, heuristic, agent– and logic-based models of cognition.

By taking a meta-theoretical and meta-science perspective, her research group also contributes to critical reflection on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) techniques (computational modeling, in particular) in science and society.

Van Rooij is laureate of the 20/21 Distinguished Lorentz Fellowship & Prize awarded by the NIAS-KNAW and the Lorentz Center.

Research theme Research group
Van Rooij studies the scope and limits of human cognition. She approaches this from the perspectives of psychology, philosophy and computer science. She also reflects critically on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in society and science.