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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 Spring 2023 Schedule

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

Jan. 23: Michael Levin, Tufts University, Zoom
Jan. 30: Jeff Yoshimi, UC Merced
Feb. 6: Tim Bayne, Sydney Univeristy, Zoom
Feb. 13: Martin Monti, UCLA, Zoom
Feb. 27: Michael Madary, University of the Pacific
March 6: Philippe Rast, UC Davis
March 13: David Chalmers, New York University, Zoom
March 20: Bill Warren, Brown University
April 3: Judy Kroll, UC Irvine
April 10: David Barack, Pennsylvania State University, Zoom
April 17: Liad Mudrik, Tel Aviv University
April 24: Robin Carhart Harris, UCSF
May 1: Megan Peters, UC Irvine


View Past MTS Speakers

Updated January 2023