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Roger C. Schank directs the Institute of the Learning Sciences at Northwestern University.

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 Roger Schank Biography

The Institute embodies Schank's concepts for conducting leading edge interdisciplinary research in human learning, providing software solutions for education and accomplishing the successful transfer of artificial intelligence technologies from the university environment to the real world.

Schank holds a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Texas. He began teaching at Stanford in 1968, as an Assistant Professor of Linguistics and Computer Science. He moved on to Yale in 1974, where he eventually served as chairman of the computer science department and as director of the Yale Artificial Intelligence Project. He also spent time abroad, first as a research fellow at the Institute for Semantics and Cognition in Castagnola, Switzerland (1973) and later as a visiting professor at the University of Paris VII (1985-86). He is now John Evans Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Professor of Psychology and Professor of Education at Northwestern University.

Schank founded and served as president of two software development companies: Cognitive Systems. Inc. and CompuTeach, Inc. Cognitive Systems, Inc. specializes in developing knowledge-based natural language computer systems. CompuTeach, Inc. creates and markets educational software for personal computers. He was also the founder of the Cognitive Science Society and a co-founder of the "Cognitive Science Journal".

In 1989, Schank came to Northwestern to establish the Institute for the Learning Sciences, with the support of Andersen Consulting and Ameritech. The staff now includes 21 faculty and researchers, 42 programmers and content specialists, 50 graduate students, and 20 interns and visiting staff. Faculty and students study language, thought, and memory in order to gain insight into human processes ranging from problem solving and decision making to emotional responses. These processes are the modeled in software that emulates human reasoning, planning, learning and conversing. Reflecting its interdisciplinary philosophy, the faculty is drawn from a variety of departments and schools at Northwestern, including the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, the School of Education and Social Policy and the Department of Psychology.

Schank is the author of over a dozen books, including "Scripts, Plans, Goals and Understanding" (with Robert Abelson), "Dynamic Memory: A Theory of Learning in Computers and People", "The Cognitive Computer: On Language Learning and Artificial Intelligence" (with Peter Childers), "Tell Me a Story" and "The Connoisseur's Guide to the Mind". He is also widely published in journals and is invited regularly to speak in this country and abroad on artificial intelligence, learning, and improving schools.

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Roger Schank

Roger C. Schank directs the Institute of the Learning Sciences at Northwestern University.

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Roger Schank Biography

The Institute embodies Schank's concepts for conducting leading edge interdisciplinary research in human learning, providing software solutions for education and accomplishing the successful transfer of artificial intelligence technologies from the university environment to the real world.

Schank holds a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Texas. He began teaching at Stanford in 1968, as an Assistant Professor of Linguistics and Computer Science. He moved on to Yale in 1974, where he eventually served as chairman of the computer science department and as director of the Yale Artificial Intelligence Project. He also spent time abroad, first as a research fellow at the Institute for Semantics and Cognition in Castagnola, Switzerland (1973) and later as a visiting professor at the University of Paris VII (1985-86). He is now John Evans Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Professor of Psychology and Professor of Education at Northwestern University.

Schank founded and served as president of two software development companies: Cognitive Systems. Inc. and CompuTeach, Inc. Cognitive Systems, Inc. specializes in developing knowledge-based natural language computer systems. CompuTeach, Inc. creates and markets educational software for personal computers. He was also the founder of the Cognitive Science Society and a co-founder of the "Cognitive Science Journal".

In 1989, Schank came to Northwestern to establish the Institute for the Learning Sciences, with the support of Andersen Consulting and Ameritech. The staff now includes 21 faculty and researchers, 42 programmers and content specialists, 50 graduate students, and 20 interns and visiting staff. Faculty and students study language, thought, and memory in order to gain insight into human processes ranging from problem solving and decision making to emotional responses. These processes are the modeled in software that emulates human reasoning, planning, learning and conversing. Reflecting its interdisciplinary philosophy, the faculty is drawn from a variety of departments and schools at Northwestern, including the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, the School of Education and Social Policy and the Department of Psychology.

Schank is the author of over a dozen books, including "Scripts, Plans, Goals and Understanding" (with Robert Abelson), "Dynamic Memory: A Theory of Learning in Computers and People", "The Cognitive Computer: On Language Learning and Artificial Intelligence" (with Peter Childers), "Tell Me a Story" and "The Connoisseur's Guide to the Mind". He is also widely published in journals and is invited regularly to speak in this country and abroad on artificial intelligence, learning, and improving schools.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Roger Schank for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Roger Schank, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Roger Schank or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Roger Schank?

    Booking fees for Roger Schank, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Roger Schank, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Roger Schank?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Roger Schank for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Roger Schank for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Roger Schank or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Roger Schank or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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