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Boicho Kokinov Boicho Nikolov Kokinov

Research Interest

 

·        Understanding human thinking and especially human problem solving, reasoning, and decision making by analogy.

·        Understanding human memory and especially episodic memory and its constructive nature.

·        Understanding the context-sensitive nature of human cognition.

 

A general cognitive architecture, DUAL, which integrates the symbolic and connectionist approaches at the micro-level, has been developed. All cognitive processes modelled on DUAL are emergent computations from the collective behaviour and interactions of many hybrid micro-agents.

 

A model of human reasoning, AMBR, has been developed based on DUAL. It is supposed to unify analogy, deduction, and generalization. The model integrates the subprocesses of memory access, mapping, and transfer. Memory access, mapping, and transfer are running in parallel and interacting with each other, which is in contrast with the dominating sequencial models of processing.

 

A model of human episodic memory has been developed based on DUAL. This model is integrated with AMBR and demonstrates the interactions between memory and reasoning. This model predicts that blending of dissimilar episodes can occur based on two separate analogies with a third episode. This prediction has been confirmed and thus the model reveals possible mechanisms of memory reconstruction.

 

A model of human judgment, JUDGEMAP, has been developed based on DUAL. The model predicts that contrast effects may occur based on irrelevant characteristics of the environment. These predictions have been confirmed experimentally.

 

A model of human perception, PEAN, has been developed based on DUAL and extending AMBR with perceptual capabilities. Interactions between analogy, memory, and perception are explored.

 

Understanding the role of context for human thinking and the dynamics of context influence on human cognitive processes. A theory of context has been proposed, Context and priming effects on reasoning, problem solving, decision-making, and judgment have been demonstrated in psychological experiments and simulated in DUAL, AMBR, and JUDGEMAP. Thus they account for the dynamic context-sensitive nature of human thought.

 

 

International Projects:

 

·        6th FP of the EU, ANALOGY: Humans – the Analogy-Making Species. (partners: Cambridge, UCL, CNRS, CNR, U Athens, U Heidelberg, UBC, UCD), 2006-2008, (Principle Investigator, Coordinator).

·        6th FP of the EU, Explaining Religion. (partners: Oxford, Queen Univ. of Belfast, U. Liverpool, U. Helsinki, U. Aarhus, U Groningen, CNRS, U. Salzburg, U. Zurich, U. Brunel), 2006-2008, (Principle Investigator, Coordinator), 2007-2009, (Principle Investigator).

·   6th FP of the EU, RASCALLI: Responsive Artificial Situated Cognitive Agents Living and Learning on the Internet (partners: OFAI, DFKI, ARC, Radon, Sirma), 2006-2008, (Principle Investigator).

·        6th FP of the EU, MIND-RACES: From Reactive to Anticipatory Cognitive Embodied Systems. (Partners: CNR, U Wuerzburg, IDSEA, OFAI, U Lisbon, Lund U., Noze), 2004-2007, (Principle Investigator).

·        5th FP of the EU, EUROCOG project: The Centre of Cognitive Science at NBU: Centre of Excellence, 2003-2005, (Principle Investigator).

·        McDonnell Foundation, USA, “Cross-Linguistic Studies in Aphasia”, 1993-2001 (Principle Investigator), in cooperation with Elizabeth Bates (UCSD).

·        CNR, Italy, “Context and Emergent Cognition”, 1998-2000 (Principle Investigator), in cooperation with Cristiano Castelfranchi (Institute of Psychology-CNR, Rome)

·        CNR, Italy, “Cognitive Modelling”, 1992-1997 (Principle Investigator), in cooperation with Cristiano Castelfranchi (Institute of Psychology-CNR, Rome)

·        3rd FP of the European Union, COST, "Real World Commonsense Reasoning", 1993 (Principle Investigator), in cooperation with Christopher Habel and Christian Freksa (Hamburg University)

 

 

National Projects:

 

·        Bulgarian National Science Fund, "Priming and Context Effects on High-Level Cognitive Processes", 1994-1997, (Principal Investigator)

·        Bulgarian National Science Fund, "Cognitive Processing of Bulgarian Language in Norm and Pathology", 1994-1997, (Investigator)

·        Bulgarian National Science Fund, "Cognitive Modeling by the Symbolic and Connectionist Approaches", 1991-1994, (Principal Investigator)

·        Ministry for Science and Education, "Intelligent Systems", 1987-1991, (Investigator)

 

Books  

 

·  Kokinov, B., Karmiloff-Smith, A., Nersessian, N. (2011). European Perspectives on Cognitive Science. NBU Press.

·  Kokinov, B., Holyoak, K., Gentner, D., eds. (2009). New Frontiers in Analogy Research. Sofia: NBU Press.

·  Kokinov, B., Richardson, D., Roth-Berghofer, Th., Vieu, L. eds. (2007). Modeling and Using Context. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence), vol. 4635 , Berlin: Springer Verlag. Sofia:

·  Kokinov, B. ed. (2005). Advances in Cognitive Economics. Sofia: NBU Press.

·  Dey, A., Kokinov, B., Leake, D., Turner, R. eds. (2005). Modeling and Using Context. Lecture Notes in AI, vol. 3554, Berlin: Springer Verlag.

·  Kokinov, B., Hirst, W., eds. (2003). Constructive Memory. Sofia: NBU Press.

·  Gentner, D., Holyoak, K., Kokinov, B., eds. (2001). The Analogical Mind: Perspectives from Cognitive Science. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

·  Kokinov, B., ed. (1999). Perspectives on Cognitive Science. Vol. 4. NBU Press, Sofia.

·  Holyoak, K., Gentner, D., Kokinov, B., eds., (1998). Advances in Analogy Research: Integration of Theory and Data from the Cognitive, Computational, and Neural Sciences. Sofia: NBU Press,

·  Kokinov, B., ed., (1997). Perspectives on Cognitive Science. Vol. 3. NBU Press, Sofia,.

·  Kokinov, B., ed. (1996). Perspectives on Cognitive Science. Vol. 2. NBU Press, Sofia.

·  Kokinov, B., ed. (1995). Perspectives on Cognitive Science. Vol. 1. NBU Press, Sofia.

 

Refereed Papers:

 

·  Petkov, G., Vankov, I., Kokinov, B. (2011). Deduction, Induction, and Analogy Modeled by the Same Mechanisms. In: Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Hillsdale, N.J.: Erlbaum.
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·  Vankov, I., Kokinov, B. (2011). Embodied Comparison of Functional Relations. In: Kokinov, B., Karmiloff-Smith, A., Nersessian, N. (eds.) European Perspectives on Cognitive Science. NBU Press.
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·  Hristova, P., Kokinov, B. (2011). Anxiety Fosters Relational Encoding. In: Kokinov, B., Karmiloff-Smith, A., Nersessian, N. (eds.) European Perspectives on Cognitive Science. NBU Press.
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·  Feldman, V., Hristova, P., Kokinov, B.(2010). How Does Anxiety Influence Analogical Mapping? In: Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.
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·  Bliznashki, S., Kokinov, B. (2010). Relational Versus Attributional Mode of Problem Solving? In: Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.
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·  Vankov, I., Kokinov, B. (2010). The role of action in perceiving and comparing functional relations. In: Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.
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·  Kokinov, B., Feldman, V., Vankov, I. (2009). Is Analogical Mapping Embodied? In: Kokinov, B., Holyoak, K., Gentner, D. (eds.). New Frontiers in Analogy Research. Sofia: NBU Press.
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·  Vankov, I., Kokinov, B. (2009). Grounding Relations in Action. In: Kokinov, B., Holyoak, K., Gentner, D. (eds.). New Frontiers in Analogy Research. Sofia: NBU Press.
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·  Feldman, V., Kokinov, B. (2009). Anxiety Restricts the Analogical Search in an Analogy Generation Task. In: Kokinov, B., Holyoak, K., Gentner, D. (eds.). New Frontiers in Analogy Research. Sofia: NBU Press.
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·  Bliznashki, S., Kokinov, B. (2009). Analogical Transfer of Emotions. In: Kokinov, B., Holyoak, K., Gentner, D. (eds.). New Frontiers in Analogy Research. Sofia: NBU Press.
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·  Kokinov, B., Vankov, I., Bliznashki, S. (2009). How Analogy Could Force Re-representation of the Target and Inhibition of the Alternative Interpretation. In: Kokinov, B., Holyoak, K., Gentner, D. (eds.). New Frontiers in Analogy Research. Sofia: NBU Press.
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·  Kokinov, B., Feldman, V., Petkov, G. (2009). Analogy-Making Automatically Produces False Memories in the Both Situations. In: Kokinov, B., Holyoak, K., Gentner, D. (eds.). New Frontiers in Analogy Research. Sofia: NBU Press.
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·  Feldman. V., Kokinov, B. (2009). Analogical Episodes are More Likely to be Blended than Superficially Similar Ones. In: Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference on Cognitive Science. Lawrence Erlbaum, Hillsdale, NJ.
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·  Petkov, G., Kokinov, B. (2009). Modeling Cued Recall and Memory Illusions as a Result of Structure Mapping. In: Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference on Cognitive Science. Lawrence Erlbaum, Hillsdale, NJ.
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·  Shahbazyan, L., Kokinov, B. (2009). The Effect of Objecthood on Processing Efficiency. In: Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference on Cognitive Science. Lawrence Erlbaum, Hillsdale, NJ.
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·  Mutafchieva, M., Kokinov, B. (2009). Can Actions Represent Relations? In: Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference on Cognitive Science. Lawrence Erlbaum, Hillsdale, NJ.
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·  Kokinov, B., Grinberg, M., Petkov, G., Kiryazov, K. (2008). Anticipation by Analogy. In: Giovanni Pezzulo, Martin V. Butz, Cristiano Castelfranchi, Rino Falcone (eds.) The Challenge of Anticipation. LNAI, vol. 5225, Berlin: Springer Verlag, pp. 189-218
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·  Mutafchieva, M. & Kokinov, B. (2008). Can Analogy Help Children Make Transitive Inferences? In: Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Erlbaum, Hillsdale, NJ.
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·  Kokinov, B., Petkov, G. & Petrova, N. (2007). Context-Sensitivity of Human Memory: Episode Connectivity and its Influence on Memory Reconstruction. In: B. Kokinov, D. Richardson, Th. Roth-Berghofer, L. Vieu (eds.) Modeling and Using Context. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence), vol. 4635 , Berlin: Springer Verlag, pp. 317-329
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·  Hristova, P., Petkov, G. & Kokinov, B. (2007). Objective vs. Subjective Scales: The Challenge that the Scale Type Poses to the JUDGEMAP Model of Context Sensitive Judgment. In: B. Kokinov, D. Richardson, Th. Roth-Berghofer, L. Vieu (eds.) Modeling and Using Context. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence), vol. 4635 , Berlin: Springer Verlag, pp. 263-276
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·  Kokinov, B., Bliznashki, S., Kosev, S., Hristova, P. (2007). Analogical Mapping and Perception: Can Mapping Cause a Re-Representation of the Target Stimulus? In: Proceedings of the 29th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Erlbaum, Hillsdale, NJ.
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·  Mutafchieva, M. & Kokinov, B. (2007). Can Language be Replaced? Physical Representations of Relations Instead of Language Labels in Relational Mapping: Do They Help Young Children? In: Proceedings of the 29th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Erlbaum, Hillsdale, NJ.
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·  Hristova, P. & Kokinov, B. (2007). Perceptual Learning vs. Context-Sensitive Retrieval: Why do people judge green lines to be shorter/longer than red lines of the same length? Do they perceive them differently or do they retrieve a biased set of alternatives in their comparison set? In: Proceedings of the European Conference on Cognitive Science. Erlbaum, Hillsdale, NJ. 377-382
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·  Petkov, G., Kiryazov, K., Grinberg, M., Kokinov, B. (2007). Modeling Top-Down Perception and Analogical Transfer with Single Anticipatory Mechanism. In: Proceedings of the European Conference on Cognitive Science. Erlbaum, Hillsdale, NJ. 395-400
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·  Mutafchieva, M. & Kokinov, B. (2007). Does the Family Analogy Help Young Children To Do Relational Mapping? In: Proceedings of the European Conference on Cognitive Science. Erlbaum, Hillsdale, NJ. 407-412
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·  Kiryazov, K., Petkov, G., Grinberg, M., Kokinov, B., Balkenius, C. (2007). The Interplay of Analogy-Making with Active Vision and Motor Control in Anticipatory Robots. In: Butz, M. et al. (Eds.): ABiALS 2006, LNAI, vol. 4520, Springer Verlag, Berlin, pp. 233 - 253
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·  Petkov, G., Naydenov., T., Grinberg, M., Kokinov, B. (2007). Building Robots with Analogy-Based Anticipation In: C. Freksa, M. Kohlhase, and K. Schill (Eds.): KI 2006, LNAI, vol. 4314, Springer Verlag, Berlin, pp. 76 - 90.
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·  Kokinov, B. (2007). Can Mass Media and the Educational Institutions Change the Entrepreneurial Culture? A Study of How a Single Story Can Change the Risk-Taking Behavior of Individuals. Global Business and Economics Review, vol. 9 (2,3), pp. 286-296.
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·  Kokinov, B., Raeva, D. (2007). A Cognitive Approach to Context Effects on Individual Decision Making Under Risk. In: Richard Topol and Bernard Walliser (eds.) Cognitive Economics: New Trends (Contributions to Economic Analysis, Volume 280), Amsterdam: Elsevier. pp. 99-116
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·  Kokinov, B. (2006). Analogy and Constructive Memory. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Cognitive Modelling (ICCM-06).
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·  Kokinov, B. (2006). Does Human Memory Keep our Past or Does it Construct it and How? In: Proceedings of the 2nd Russian Conference on Cognitive Science. Petersburg, Russia.

·  Hristova, P. & Kokinov, B. (2006). A Common Mechanism Is Possibly Underlying the Shift in Perceptual and Conceptual Judgment Produced by Irrelevant Information. In: Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Erlbaum, Hillsdale, NJ.
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·  Petkov, G. & Kokinov, B. (2006). JUDGEMAP - Integration of Analogy-Making, Judgment, and Choice. In: Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Erlbaum, Hillsdale, NJ.
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·        Hristova, P., Petkov, G., Kokinov, B. (2005). The Influence of Irrelevant Information on Price Judgments. In: Advances in Cognitive Economics. Sofia: NBU Press

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·        Petkov, G., Hristova, P., Kokinov, B. (2005). How Irrelevant Information Influences Judgment. In: TR LIP 2005/007 of the Laboratoire d’Informatique de Paris 6.

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·        Kokinov, B. (2005). Can a Single Episode or a Single Story Change our Willingness to Risk? The Role of Analogies in Decision-Making. In: Advances in Cognitive Economics. Sofia: NBU Press

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·        Kokinov, B., Raeva, D. (2004). Can an Incidental Picture Make Us More or Less Willing to Risk? Proceedings of the 1st European Conference on Cognitive Economics

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·        Kokinov, B., Hristova, P., Petkov, G. (2004). Does Irrelevant Information Play a Role in Judgment? In: Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Erlbaum, Hillsdale, NJ

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·        Nestor, A., Kokinov, B. (2004). Towards Active Vision in the DUAL Cognitive Architecture. International Journal on Information Theories & Applications, vol. 11 (1), pp. 9-15

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·        Zareva, N., Kokinov, B. (2003). Blending of Spatial Configurations – A Result of Co-Activation or Analogical Mapping? In: Kokinov, B., Hirst, W. (ed.) Constructive Memory. Sofia: NBU Press.

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·        Grinberg, M., Kokinov, B. (2003). Analogy-Based Episode Blending in AMBR. In: Kokinov, B., Hirst, W. (ed.) Constructive Memory. Sofia: NBU Press.

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·        Kokinov, B. (2003). The Mechanisms of Episode Construction and Blending in DUAL and AMBR: Interaction Between Memory and Analogy. In: Kokinov, B., Hirst, W. (ed.) Constructive Memory. Sofia: NBU Press.

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·        Zareva, N., Kokinov, B. (2003). Blending of Non-Similar Episodes as a Result of Analogical Mapping with a Third One. In: Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Erlbaum, Hillsdale, NJ. 

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·        Kokinov, B. (2003). Analogy in Decision-Making and Social Interaction: Emergent Rationality. Brain and Behavioral Sciences, vol.

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·        Grinberg, M., Kokinov, B. (2003). Simulation of Episode Blending in the AMBR Model. In: Proceedings of the 4th European Cognitive Science Conference. Erlbaum, Hillsdale, NJ. 

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·        Kokinov, B., French, R. (2002). Computational Models of Analogy-Making. In: Lynn Nadel (ed.) Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science. Macmillan.                                                                                                                                                       

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·        Kokinov, B., Zareva-Toncheva, N. (2001). Episode Blending as Result of Analogical Problem Solving. In: Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Erlbaum, Hillsdale, NJ. 

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·        Kokinov, B., Grinberg, M. (2001). Simulating Context Effects in Problem Solving with AMBR.  In: Akman, V., Thomason, R., Bouquet, P. (eds.) Modeling and Using Context. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence), vol. 1775, Springer Verlag. 

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·        Kokinov, B., Petrov, A. (2001). Integration of Memory and Reasoning in Analogy-Making: The AMBR Model. In: Gentner, D., Holyoak, K., Kokinov, B. (eds.) The Analogical Mind: Perspectives from Cognitive Science, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 

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·        Holyoak, K., Gentner, D., Kokinov, B. (2001). The Place of Analogy in Cognition. In: Holyoak, K., Gentner, D., Kokinov, B. (eds.) The Analogical Mind: Perspectives from Cognitive Science. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

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·        Kokinov, B. Petrov, A. (2000). Dynamic Extension of Episode Representation in Analogy-Making in AMBR.  In: Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Erlbaum, Hillsdale, NJ. 

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·        Kokinov, B. (1999). Dynamics and Automaticity of Context: A Cognitive Modelling Approach. In: Bouquet, P., Serafini, L., Brezillon, P., Benerecetti, M., Castellani, F. (eds.) Modeling and Using Context. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence), vol. 1688, Springer Verlag. 

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·        Petrov, A., Kokinov, B. (1999). Processing Symbols at Variable Speed in DUAL: Connectionist Activation as Power Supply. In: Dean, T. (ed.) Proceedings of the 16th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence. San Francisco, CA: Morgan Kaufman, p. 846-851.

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·        Kokinov, B. (1998). Analogy is like cognition: dynamic, emergent, and context-sensitive In K. Holyoak, D. Gentner, & B. Kokinov (Eds.), Advances in analogy research: Integration of theory and data from the cognitive, computational, and neural sciences (pp. 96-105). Sofia: NBU Press.
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·        Petrov, A. & Kokinov, B. (1998). Mapping and access in analogy-making: Independent or interactive? A Simulation Experiment with AMBR. In K. Holyoak, D. Gentner, & B. Kokinov (Eds.), Advances in analogy research: Integration of theory and data from the cognitive, computational, and neural sciences (pp. 124-134). Sofia: NBU Press.
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·        Kokinov, B. (1997). Micro-level hybridization in the cognitive architecture DUAL. In R. Sun & F. Alexander (Eds.), Connectionist-symbolic integration: From unified to hybrid architectures. Hilsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
[Preliminary version in R. Sun & F. Alexander, F. (Eds.) (1995), Proceedings of the IJCAI-95 Workshop on Connectionist-Symbolic Integration.]
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·        Kokinov, B., Hadjiilieva, K., Yoveva, M. (1997). The influence of pragmatic distance on context effects. In B. Kokinov (Ed.), Perspectives on cognitive science, Vol. 3. Sofia: NBU Press.
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·        Kokinov, B. (1997). A dynamic theory of implicit context. In Proceedings of the Second European Conference on Cognitive Science. Univ. of Manchester Press.
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·        Kokinov, B., Hadjiilieva, K., & Yoveva, M. (1997). Is a hint always useful? In Proceedings of the Nineteenth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

·        Kokinov, B. & Yoveva, M. (1996). Context effects on problem solving. In Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.
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·        Kokinov, B. (1996). Analogiesches Schließen [Analogical Reasoning]. In Wörterbuch der Kognitionswissenschaft. Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta.

·        Kokinov, B., Nikolov, V., & Petrov, A. (1996). Dynamics of emergent computation in DUAL. In A. Ramsay (Ed.), Artificial intelligence: Methodology, systems, applications (pp. 303-311). Amsterdam: IOS Press.
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·        Kokinov, B. (1995). A dynamic approach to context modeling. In P. Brezillon & S. Abu-Hakima (Eds.), Proceedings of the IJCAI-95 Workshop on Modeling Context in Knowledge Representation and Reasoning. LAFORIA 95/11.
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·        Kokinov, B. (1994). A hybrid model of reasoning by analogy. In K. Holyoak & J. Barnden (Eds.), Advances in connectionist and neural computation theory: Vol.2. Analogical connections (Chapter 5, pp. 247- 318). Norwood, NJ: Ablex.
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·        Kokinov, B. (1994). The DUAL cognitive architecture: A hybrid multi-agent approach. In A. Cohn (Ed.), Proceedings of the Eleventh European Conference on Artificial Intelligence. London: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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·        Kokinov, B. (1994). The context-sensitive cognitive architecture DUAL. In Proceedings of the Sixteenth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.
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·        Kokinov, B. (1994). Flexibility versus efficiency: The DUAL answer. In P. Jorrand & V. Sgurev (Eds.), Artificial intelligence: Methodology, systems, applications. Singapore: World Scientific Publ.
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·        Kokinov, B. (1992). Inference evaluation in deductive, inductive and analogical reasoning. In Proceedings of the Fourteenth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 903-908). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.
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·        Kokinov, B. (1992). Similarity in analogical reasoning. In V.Sgurev & B. du Boulay (Eds.), Artificial intelligence III: Methodology, systems, applications. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publ.

·        Kokinov, B. (1990). Associative memory-based reasoning: Some experimental results. In Proceedings of the Twelfth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 741-749). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.
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·        Kokinov, B. & Nikolov V. (1989). Associative memory-based reasoning: A computer simulation. In I. Plander & J. Miklosko (Eds.), Artificial intelligence and information-control systems of robots. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publ.

·        Kokinov, B. (1989). About modeling some aspects of human memory. In F. Klix, N. Streitz, Y. Waern, & H. Wandke (Eds.), Man-computer interaction research MACINTER-II (pp. 349-359). Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publ.
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·        Kokinov, B. (1988). Associative memory-based reasoning: How to represent and retrieve cases. In T.O'Shea & V.Sgurev (Eds.), Artificial intelligence III: Methodology, systems, applications (pp. 51-58). Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publ.
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Supervised Graduate Students

 

· Kalina Christoff Hadjiilieva (M.Sc., 1997) PhD Stanford, post-doc at Cambridge, Assist. Prof. at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

· Alexander Petrov (PhD, 1998) - post-doc researcher at Carnegie-Mellon University, University of California at Irvine and University of Colorado, Boulder, Assistant Professor at Ohio State University

· Andrea Kulakov (M.Sc., 1998) - Assist. Prof. at the University of Skopie

· Volodomir Ivanchenko (M.Sc., 2000) - PhD student U. Rochester, Research fellow at the Naval Postgraduate School at Monterey, CA

· Ivaylo Vlaev (M.Sc., 2000) - PhD Oxford, post-doc researcher at U. Warwick and University College London, Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London

· Neda Zareva-Toncheva (PhD, 2003) – HR manager at Kaufland-Bulgaria and Investor BG, CEO of „100 Foxes“

· Boika Bratanova (M.Sc., 2003) - PhD fom University of Melbourne, post-doc at Surrey University, UK

· Daniela Raeva (M.Sc., 2003) - PhD from Ecole Normale Superiore, Pisa, Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University, UK

· Adrian Nestor (M.Sc., 2003) – PhD from Brown University, post-doc at Carnegie Mellon University, USA

· Anelia Mitkova (M.Sc., 2004) – research fellow at the Military Institute of Psychology, Sofia

· Penka Hristova (PhD, 2005) – Assist. Prof. at New Bulgarian University

· Georgi Petkov (PhD, 2005) – Assist. Prof. at New Bulgarian University

· Svetoslav Bliznashki (M.Sc., 2007)

· Milena Mutafchieva (PhD, 2007) – Assist. Prof. at New Bulgarian University

· Luiza Shahbazyan (M.Sc., 2008) – PhD student at NBU

· Georgi Nikolaev (M.Sc., 2009)

· Ivan Vankov (PhD, 2010) – Assist. Prof. at New Bulgarian University

 

Editorial Boards and Program Committees

 

· Member of the Advisory Board of Cognitive Science Quarterly: An International Journal of Basic and Applied Research (Hermes Science Publications, Paris and Oxford).

· Acting Editor for Artificial General Intelligence.

· Co-Editor of Special Issue on Analogies – Integrating Cognitive Abilities, Cognitive Systems Research, Volume 10, Issue 3, Edited by Angela Schwering, Kai-Uwe Ku"hnberger and Boicho Kokinov

· Co-Editor of Book Series: Atlantis Thinking Machines: Studies in Computational Cognition. World Scientific (ISSN: 1877-3273) http://www.worldscibooks.com/series/atm_series.shtml

· Co-Chair of the Program Committee of the European Conference on Cognitive Science – EuroCogSci-2011, Sofia, May 21-24, 2011

· Member of the Program Committee of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Boston, MA, USA, July, 2011

· Member of the Program Committee of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Portland, Oregon, USA, August, 2010

· Member of the Program Committee of the 10th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling, Philadelphia, PA, USA, August, 2010

· Member of the Program Committee of the MRC-10: Workshop on Modeling and Reasoning about Context. 2010

· Member of the Program Committee of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, August, 2009

· Co-Chair of the Program Committee of the 2nd International Conference on Analogy, Sofia, July 24-27, 2009

· Member of the Program Committee of the MRC-08: Workshop on Modeling and Reasoning about Context. 2008

· Member of the Program Committee of the 3rd International Symposium on Smart Home, Hainan Island, China, December, 2008

· General Chair of the 6th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context, Roskilde University, Denmark, August, 2007

· Member of the Program Committee of the 8th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, July, 2007

· Member of the Program Committee of the 5th European Conference on Cognitive Science, Delphi, Greece, May, 2007

· Member of the Program Committee of the 2nd International Symposium on Smart Home, Jeju Island, Korea, December, 2007

· Member of the Program Committee of the International Conference on Computers and Philosophy. Paris, 2006

· Member of the Program Committee of the German Conference on Artificial Intelligence. Bremen, 2006

· Co-Chair of the Program Committee of the ESF conference on Dynamics of Knowledge, Siena, Italy, November, 2005

· Co-Chair of the Program Committee of the 5th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context, Paris, July, 2005

· Member of the Program Committee of the 27th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Stressa, Italy, July, 2005

· Chair of the Programme Committee of the International Conference on Cognitive Economics. Sofia, Bulgaria, August 2005.

· Member of the Program Committee of the 26th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Chicago, USA, July, 2004

· Member of the Program Committee of the 4th European Conference on Cognitive Science, Osnabrueck, September, 2003

· Member of the Steering Committee of the 4th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context, Stanford, June, 2003

· Co-Chair of the Programme Committee of the International Conference on Constructive Memory. Sofia, Bulgaria, July 2003.

· Member of the Program Committee of the 3rd International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context, Dundee, July, 2001

· Member of the Program Committee of the 3rd European Conference on Cognitive Science, Siena, October, 1999

· Member of the Program Committee of the 2nd International Conference on Cognitive Science, Tokyo, July 1999

· Member of the Program Committee of the 2nd International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context, Trento, September, 1999

· Member of the Program Committee of the International Conference "Cognitive Modeling in Linguistics’2000", Pereslavl’-Zalesskiy, October, 2000

· Co-Chair of the Programme Committee of the International Conference: Advances in Analogy Research: Integration of Theory and Data from the Cognitive, Computational, and Neural Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria, July 1998.

· Co-Chair of the Programme Committee of the European Workshop on Context, Manchester, UK, April, 1997

 

Other activities


· School Director of the International Summer Schools in Cognitive Science 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011


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