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Mind, Technology, & Society Invited Speaker Series

What is MTS?

MTS is the department’s Mind, Technology, and Society speaker series. It is hosted by a different faculty member each semester. Founded by a generous gift from Professors Robert Glushko and Pamela Samuelson, MTS brings researchers and industry professionals from across the globe to present a variety of interdisciplinary work in cognitive science. See our UCMerced CogSci youtube channel for videos of past MTS talks!

Who is invited to attend?

CIS graduate students, faculty, and staff, and all who are interested! Members of other departments at UC Merced as well as the general public are encouraged to attend. (Note: current CIS Ph.D. students are required to attend MTS each semester in residence, to fulfill their COGS 250 course requirement).

For more information or to sign up for email announcements, please contact the talk series organizer:

MTS Fall 2022 Schedule

Location: All talks will be held in COB 110 from 3-4:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.


Aug. 29: Daniel Levitin, McGill University


Sep. 12: Tasha Fairfield, London School of Economics -- Zoom Only 3-4:30 p.m.

Sep. 19: Arturo Hernandez, University of Houston

Sep. 26: No MTS today

Oct. 3: Distinguished Cognitive Scientist Award: Melanie Mitchell, Santa Fe Institute

Oct. 10: Laurel Trainor, McMaster University

Oct. 17: Judy Fan, University of California, San Diego

Oct. 24: Viola Störmer, Dartmouth University

Oct. 31: Clifford Saron, University of California, Davis

Nov. 7: Karen Emmorey, San Diego State University

Nov. 14: Steven Smith, Texas A&M University -- Zoom Only 3-4:30 p.m.

Nov. 21: Marc Berman, University of Chicago -- Zoom Only noon-1:30 p.m.

Nov. 28: Ahmed Sabbir Arif, University of California, Merced

Dec. 5: Elif Isbell, University of California, Merced


View Past MTS Speakers

Updated August 2022