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

I am Professor of Computational Cognitive Science at the School of Artificial Intelligence in the Faculty of Social Sciences at Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands. I am Principal Investigator at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour and lead the Computational Cognitive Science research group.

My research interests lie at the interface of psychology, philosophy and theoretical computer science. I’m particularly fascinated by the computational scope and limits of cognition (including scientists’ cognition).

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

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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.