CHREST Tutorial: An Introduction to Cognitive Modelling

This workshop was held at Brunel University, London, on Wednesday September 14th, 2011

CHREST (Chunk Hierarchy and REtrieval STructures) is a computational model of human learning and perception (see It has been used to successfully simulate data in a variety of domains, including: The aim of this workshop is to introduce cognitive modelling through CHREST, explain how CHREST can be used to model various phenomena, and teach participants how to model their own data. Participants in this tutorial will:

The tutorial is held by Prof. Fernand Gobet, Dr. Peter Lane, and Dr. Marvin Schiller. It is supported by funding from the British Academy.

Fernand Gobet is Professor of Psychology at Brunel University. He previously was Reader of Intelligent Systems at the University of Nottingham. He started working on the CHREST architecture in collaboration with Herbert Simon during his stay at Carnegie Mellon (1990-1995). In addition to developing the CHREST architecture, his scientific interests include: methodology of computational modelling; empirical research into expert behaviour, including its neural correlates; the psychology of board games; natural and artifical intelligence; gambling; and the fusion between perceptual and conceptual knowledge.

Peter Lane is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science at the University of Hertfordshire. He was introduced to CHREST when working for Fernand Gobet at the University of Nottingham. In addition to work with CHREST, research interests include: data mining, image analysis and machine learning.

Marvin Schiller is a Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Expertise at Brunel University. His current work investigates cognitive models of problem gambling using CHREST.

This workshop is co-located with the 2011 London Workshop on Problem Gambling on Tuesday, September 13th, 2011.

Workshop Programme

You find the programme here.

Workshop Poster


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