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Farnaz Tehranchi

Assistant Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • School of Engineering Design and Innovation
  • Engineering Design
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

309 Engineering Design and Innovation Building

farnaz@psu.edu

814-865-6404

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Website

 
 

 

Education

  • B.Sc., Computer Science, Sharif University of Technology, 2010
  • M.Sc, Computer Science, Sharif University of Technology, 2012
  • Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 2020

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Frank E Ritter, Farnaz Tehranchi, Christopher L Dancy and Sue E Kase, 2020, "Some futures for cognitive modeling and architectures: design patterns for including better interaction with the world, moderators, and improved model to data fits (and so can you)", Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, pp. 1-29
  • Frank E Ritter, Farnaz Tehranchi and Jacob D. Oury, 2018, "ACT-R: A cognitive architecture for modeling cognition", Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science

Conference Proceedings

  • Amir Bagherzadehkhorasani and Farnaz Tehranchi, 2023, "A roadmap towards modeling decision-making.", In Proceedings of ICCM, The 21th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling
  • Amir Bagherzadehkhorasani and Farnaz Tehranchi, 2023, "Automatic Error Model (AEM) for User Interface Design: A new approach to Include Errors and Error Corrections in a Cognitive User Model.", In Proceedings of HFES, the 67th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society International Annual Meeting Conferences.
  • Amir Bagherzadehkhorasani and Farnaz Tehranchi, 2023, "The analysis of the effect of visual cues in a binary decision-making environment.", In Proceedings of AHFE, the 14th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2023) and the Affiliated Conferences.
  • Amir Bagherzadehkhorasani and Farnaz Tehranchi, 2022, "Comparing Cognitive, Cognitive Instance-Based, and Reinforcement Learning Models in an Interactive Task", In Proceedings of ICCM, The 20th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling
  • Farnaz Tehranchi, Jacob David Oury and E Ritter, 2021, "Predicting Learning and Retention of a Complex Task Using a Cognitive Architecture.", In Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 43, pp. 1077-1083
  • Farnaz Tehranchi, Frank E Ritter and Chungil Chae, 2020, "Visual Attention during E-Learning: Eye-tracking Shows that Making Salient Areas More Prominent Helps Learning in Online Tutors.", In Proceedings of 42nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, pp. 3164-3170
  • David M Schwartz, Farnaz Tehranchi and E Ritter, 2020, "Drive the bus: Extending JSegMan to drive a virtual long-range bus.", In Proceedings of ICCM, The 18th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling, pp. 1-6
  • Farnaz Tehranchi and E Ritter, 2019, "Extending JSegMan to Interact with a Coin and a Spreadsheet Task.", In Proceedings of ICCM, The 17th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling, pp. 259-260
  • Farnaz Tehranchi and E Ritter, 2018, "Modeling visual search in interactive graphic interfaces: Adding visual pattern matching algorithms to ACT-R", In Proceedings of 16th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling, pp. 162-167
  • Farnaz Tehranchi and E Ritter, 2018, "Using Java to provide cognitive models with a universal way to interact with graphic interfaces.", In the Proceedings of the International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling and Prediction and Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation.
  • Jacob David Oury, Farnaz Tehranchi and E Ritter, 2018, "Predicting learning and retention of a complex task.", In Proceedings of ICCM, 16th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling, pp. 162-167
  • Farnaz Tehranchi and E Ritter, 2017, "An eyes and hands model for cognitive architectures to interact with user interfaces", In the Proceedings of MAICS, the 28th Modern Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science Conference.
  • Farnaz Tehranchi and E Ritter, 2016, "Connecting cognitive models to interact with human-computer interfaces.", In Proceedings of ICCM, 14th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling, pp. 266-267

Research Projects

  •   -  , "Cognitive Models in the Capture-the-Flag Game," (Sponsor: ICDS RISE Seed Grant).
  •   -  , "Learning to use AI Models for Innovation and Bias Reduction: Promoting Inclusive Design and Female Student Learning Motivation.," (Sponsor: The Leonhard Center Proposals 2023 competition).
  •   -  , "Novel Techno-Social Approaches for Making VR Accessible.," (Sponsor: Institute for Computational and Data Sciences Seed Grant 2023-24 competition).

Honors and Awards

  • The Teaching and Learning with Technology Faculty Engagement Awards for 2024, Teaching and Learning with Technology, Penn State University, 2024 - 2024
  • The second outstanding paper/travel award, the 67th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) International Annual Meeting Conference, 2023

Service

Service to Penn State:

Service to External Organizations:

  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Judge, International Conference of Cognitive Modeling (ICCM) Awards Committee, 2024
 


 

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