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Charles River Analytics Teams with Professor Frank Ritter on Cognitive Model Projects

Charles River Analytics, a developer of intelligent systems solutions, is pleased to announce Professor Frank Ritter of Pennsylvania State University has joined Charles River for his sabbatical year. Dr. Ritter is teaming with Charles River to make the creation and use of cognitive models easier based on the Herbal high-level behavior representation language and its associated Eclipse plug-in. Professor Ritter will also support the use of cognitive models and other automated tools to evaluate interfaces and hook intelligent tutors into games.

Dr. Ritter instructs in the areas of Information Sciences and Technology, Psychology, and Computer Science and Engineering at Pennsylvania State University. He also manages the Applied Cognitive Science Lab at Penn State, where he has advised several PhD and MS students. Previously, he was a Lecturer at the University of Nottingham in the UK.

Dr. Ritter is also the series editor of the Oxford Series on Cognitive Models and Architectures. He has co-authored/edited five books, including “Human-Systems Integration in the System Development Process: A New Look” by the National Research Council’s Committee on Human-Systems Design Support for Changing Technology. He has also written a number of journal articles, book and encyclopedia chapters, and conference publications. In the professional community, Professor Ritter has helped organize several conferences, including the Conference on Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation (BRiMS), the tutorial series at the Cognitive Science Conference (CogSci), and the International Conference on Cognitive Modeling (ICCM). For more on Professor Ritter’s published work, visit

“Being at Charles River takes me back to my origins of working on applying artificial intelligence and human-computer interaction to interesting problems in learning, interfaces, and intelligent systems,” Dr. Ritter said. “I look forward to working with the Charles River team on easing the creation and development of cognitive models.”

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