Drexel Laboratory for Adaptive Cognition


Chris R. Sims, Ph.D.

Chris Sims received a B.S. in computer science from Cornell University, followed by a Ph.D. in cognitive science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2009. After completing his Ph.D., Dr. Sims held a post-doctoral research position at the University of Rochester, before joining the faculty at Drexel University in 2013. Dr. Sims's primary research interest lies in understanding how cognitive, perceptual, and motor resources are organized and coordinated towards the efficient achievement of goals in the world. Dr. Sims pursues this research using a multidisciplinary approach, combining computational modeling and behavioral experiments. Computational cognitive models serve as an explicit implementation of a theory, but can also have practical applications, such as monitoring human performance in real-time to aid performance or detect errors, or assess the course and extent of learning.