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Professor and Chair
Computer Science Department
Swarthmore College
500 College Ave.
Swarthmore, PA 19081
610-328-8565
meeden@cs.swarthmore.edu

I am a Full Professor and Chair of the Computer Science Department at Swarthmore College. I also participate in the interdisciplinary program Cognitive Science. I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science with a minor in Cognitive Science from Indiana University in 1994. I received my B.A. in Mathematics from Grinnell College in 1985.

Research

My current research is in the field of developmental robotics where the goal is to create intelligent robots by allowing them to go through a developmental process, rather than being directly programmed to solve a particular task. By endowing a robot with an appropriate control architecture and adaptive mechanisms, it can learn through interactions with the world, developing its own knowledge about itself and its environment.

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