Kirsh, David

Professor, Cognitive Science
Division: UCSD
Phone: 858-822-2475
Fax: 858-534-1128
Room: 173
Mail code: 515
Research Layer: Interfaces & Software


Kirsh received his BA from the University of Toronto in philosophy and economics, his D.Phil from Oxford University on foundations of cognitive science, and spent five years at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab as a research scientist.   He is a Professor of Cognitive Science at the University of California at San Diego.


Although Kirsh's official areas of specialization are artificial intelligence, situated cognition, philosophy of mind and science, and foundations of cognitive science, he has been working for some years now on cognitive engineering and how to better design highly interactive environments.