Faculty Directory
Ken Forbus

Walter P. Murphy Professor of Computer Science

Contact

2233 Tech Drive
Mudd Room 3113
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

847-491-7699Email Ken Forbus

Website

Qualitative Reasoning Group

Ken Forbus' Homepage


Departments

Computer Science

Affiliations

Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence

Education

Ph.D. Artificial Intelligence, MIT, Cambridge, MA

S.M. Computer Science, MIT, Cambridge, MA

S.B. Computer Science, MIT, Cambridge, MA


Research Interests

Kenneth D. Forbus is the Walter P. Murphy Professor of Computer Science and Professor of Education at Northwestern University. He received his degrees from MIT (Ph.D. in 1984). His research interests include qualitative reasoning, analogical reasoning and learning, spatial reasoning, sketch understanding, natural language understanding, cognitive architecture, reasoning system design, intelligent educational software, and the use of AI in interactive entertainment. He is a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, the Cognitive Science Society, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has received Humboldt Award, served as Chair of the Cognitive Science Society and was the inaugural winner of the Herbert A. Simon Prize for Advances in Cognitive Systems.


Selected Publications

  • Forbus, Kenneth D; Hinrichs, Thomas R, Qualitative Reasoning for Decision-Making, Proceedings of the QR’18
  • Crouse, Maxwell; McFate, Clifton; Forbus, Kenneth D, Learning from unannotated QA pairs to analogically disambiguate and answer questions, 32nd AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2018
  • Chen, Kezhen; Forbus, Kenneth D, Action recognition from skeleton data via analogical generalization over qualitative representations, 32nd AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2018
  • Blass, Joseph A.; Forbus, Kenneth D, Analogical Chaining with Natural Language Instruction for Commonsense Reasoning, Proceedings of the Thirty-First AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-17)
  • Forbus, Kenneth D; Chang, Maria; McLure, Matthew; Usher, Madeline, The Cognitive Science of Sketch Worksheets, Topics in Cognitive Science
  • Rabkina, Irina; McFate, Clifton; Forbus, Kenneth D; Hoyos, Christian, Towards an Analogical Theory of Mind, Proceedings of CogSci 2017
  • Forbus, Kenneth D, Analogy and Episodic Memory to Support Domain Learning in a Cognitive Architecture: An Exploration, Proceedings of CogSci 2017
  • Forbus, Kenneth D; Hinrichs, Thomas R, Analogy and qualitative representations in the companion cognitive architecture, AI Magazine
  • Forbus, Kenneth D; Liang, Chen; Rabkina, Irina, Representation and Computation in Cognitive Models, Topics in Cognitive Science
  • Lovett, Andrew; Forbus, Kenneth D, Modeling visual problem solving as analogical reasoning, Psychological Review
  • Hinrichs, Thomas R; Forbus, Kenneth D, Qualitative Models for Strategic Planning, Advances in Cognitive Systems
  • Barbella, David M.; Forbus, Kenneth D, Exploiting Connectivity for Case Construction in Learning by Reading, Advances in Cognitive Systems
  • Forbus, Kenneth D, Sketch Understanding for Education, Design Recommendations for Intelligent Tutoring Systems
  • Forbus, Kenneth D.; Ferguson, Ronald W.; Lovett, Andrew; Gentner, Dedre, Extending SME to Handle Large-Scale Cognitive Modeling, Cognitive Science
  • Bredeweg, B.; Forbus, Kenneth D, Qualitative Representations for Education, Design Recommendations for Intelligent Tutoring Systems
  • Forbus, Kenneth D, Software social organisms, AI Magazine