Cognitive Science is the study of the mind - how it comes to be, what it is, and what it does. Researchers and practitioners in cognitive science come from a variety of conventional academic disciplines. Computer scientists, psychologists, neuroscientists, linguists, philosophers have all contributed to this exciting synthesis of insight into how the mind works. These insights are all the more useful now in trying to construct artificial human-like systems.
The Cognitive Science program at IIT Kanpur seeks to leverage the technical talent and infrastructure available at our institute to push forward the frontiers of research in cognitive science using a combination of computational and behavioral research.
The IDP currently hosts 14 faculty, 8 PhD and 9 MS students and a post-doctoral fellow, and operates two research and one instructional labs. We invite students and researchers interested in cognitive science to join our growing program. Applications to our PhD and MS programs , are generally advertised in December. Undergraduate students at IIT Kanpur have the option to pursue a minor in Cognitive Science, as well as interesting project work opportunities. Inquiries about post-doctoral positions may please be directed to individual faculty members.
In keeping with CIC transparency guidelines, the latest IDP statistics and procedures are also available separately here.