Director of the Institute for the Study of Learning and Expertise and Research Scientist at Stanford University’s Center
Dr. Pat Langley serves as Director of the Institute for the Study of Learning and Expertise and as a Research Scientist at Stanford University’s Center for Design Research. He has contributed to AI and cognitive science for more than 40 years, having published over 300 papers and five books on these topics. Dr. Langley developed some of the first computational approaches to scientific knowledge discovery, and he was an early champion of experimental studies of machine learning and its application to real-world problems. He is the founding editor of two journals, Machine Learning in 1986 and Advances in Cognitive Systems in 2012, and he is a Fellow of both AAAI and the Cognitive Science Society. Dr. Langley’s current research focuses on architectures for embodied agents, learning procedures from written instructions, and induction of dynamic causal models from time series and background knowledge.