• PL 9 (Siltavuorenpenger 1A)



  • Finland


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Curriculum vitae

Benjamin Ultan Cowley is an Associate Professor for AI in Learning and Education, and a Docent (adjunct professor) of cognitive science. He obtained a Bachelors in ICT from Trinity College Dublin in 2003, and defended his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, in 2009. In 2015 Cowley obtained the title of Docent from the Cognitive Science unit,University of Helsinki, and remains affiliated there and with the Cognitive Brain Research Unit.

Over the course of four post-doctoral projects, Cowley has: investigated psychophysiology and learning in serious games; coordinated a clinical trial on neurofeedback therapy for attentional disorder; studied the cognitive neuroscience of attention and collaboration in human-computer interaction. Ongoing research interests centre on high performance cognition.

Education information

BA(Mod) Information and Communications Technology, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
PhD, Player Profiling and Modelling for Computer and Video Games, University of Ulster, Coleraine, N. Ireland

Education/Academic qualification

Human Computer Interaction, PhD, School of Computing and Information Engineering, University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland

5 Nov 200515 Dec 2009

Award Date: 15 Dec 2009

External positions

Specialist Research Scientist, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (TTL)

2 Apr 201430 Apr 2017

Fields of Science

  • 6162 Cognitive science
  • 113 Computer and information sciences
  • software project management
  • Machine learning
  • 3112 Neurosciences
  • 515 Psychology
  • Cognitive Science
  • attention
  • 516 Educational sciences

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.