Falk's dissertation BEYOND BOUNDED RATIONALITY: REVERSE-ENGINEERING AND ENHANCING HUMAN INTELLIGENCE impressed this year's Prize Selection Committee and earned him this outstanding and well-deserved award. We are so happy for him.
The prizes help recognize and honor young researchers conducting ground-breaking research in cognitive science. Well done, Falk!
The Cognitive Science Society and the Glushko-Samuelson Foundation usually award up to five outstanding dissertation prizes in cognitive science. The goals of these prizes are to increase the prominence of cognitive science, and encourage students to engage in interdisciplinary efforts to understand minds and intelligent systems.
"The Cognitive Science Society brings together researchers from around the world who hold a common goal: understanding the nature of the human mind. The mission of the Society is to promote Cognitive Science as a discipline, and to foster scientific interchange among researchers in various areas of study, including Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics, Anthropology, Psychology, Neuroscience, Philosophy, and Education. The Society is a non-profit professional organization and its activities include sponsoring an annual conference and publishing the journals Cognitive Science and TopiCS."