Rumelhart, David
 
 
(Ph.D. mathematical psychology, Standford, 1967). During the last ten years, Rumelhart has concentrated his work on the development of neurally inspired computational architectures. However, Rumelhart began with an interest in characterizing long term memory in terms of semantic networks.
 

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Rumelhart was Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and then Full Professor of Psychology from 1967 to 1987 at UC, San Diego, until he became Professor of Psychology at Stanford. While at UCSD he was a co-founder of the Institute of Cognitive Science. During the last ten years, Rumelhart has concentrated his work on the development of neurally inspired computational architectures. However, Rumelhart began with an interest in characterizing long term memory in terms of semantic networks. This work contributed to the emergence of cognitive science in the 1970s. Explorations in Cognition (1975), the book he co-authored with Donald Norman and the LNR Research Group, is a pioneering work in the field. He is also famous for his collaboration with McClelland and the PDP research group in writing Parallel Distributed Processing: Explorations in the Microstructure of Cognition. 2 vols. (1986), which re-introduced connectionist computational models into the cognitive science mainstream of the US. Other important publications by Rumelhart include Introduction to Human Information Processing (1975), Neuroscience and Connectionist Theory (with M. A. Gluck, 1990), and Philosophy and Connectionist Theory (with W. Ramsey and S. Stich, 1991).
 
 
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