May 30, 2019
Barbara Tversky is a cognitive scientist, Professor of Psychology at Columbia Teachers College and Professor Emerita of Psychology at Stanford. Following her PhD
studies at the University of Michigan she spent several years on the faculty of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and many years at Stanford. Her research interests have spanned memory, categorization, spatial cognition and language, event perception and cognition, visual communication, gesture, and creativity. She has enjoyed collaborations with researchers in the sciences and engineering, HCI, AI, AR/VR, linguistics, philosophy, literature, art, architecture, and design. She is currently President of the Association for Psychological Sciences, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Association for Psychological Science, the Cognitive Science Society, and the Russell Sage Foundation. She has served on the Governing Boards of many societies, the editorial boards of many journals, and the executive committees of many international and interdisciplinary conferences. She is the author
of the recent book, Mind in Motion: How Action Shapes Thought, Basic Books, 2019.
Cynthia J. Atman is the founding director of the Center for Engineering Learning & Teaching (CELT), a professor in Human Centered Design & Engineering, and the inaugural holder of the Mitchell T. & Lella Blanche Bowie Endowed Chair at the University of Washington. Dr. Atman holds a Ph.D. in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University. Her research focuses on design expertise, engineering design learning, considering context in engineering design, and the use of reflection to support learning.