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

I am a Full Professor in 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.

Spring 2016

Schedule
  Office hours     R   2:00 - 4:00 pm   SCI 243  
  CS21: Introduction to CS  
        Class (Section 3)   MWF   11:30 - 12:20 pm     SCI 256  
        Lab (Section D)     T   2:45 - 4:15 pm     SCI 240  
  CS63: Artificial Intelligence  
        Class (Section 2)  MWF   9:30 - 10:20 am   SCI 183  
        Lab (Section C)     T   9:40 - 11:10am     SCI 240  

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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