Farnaz Tehranchi is a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at Pennsylvania State University. She works in the Applied Cognitive Science Lab where she is advised by Dr. Frank E. Ritter and Dr. Rebecca Passonneau.

Farnaz’s research is focused on cognitive computing, at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction and Cognitive Science. Cognitive models are programs that process information and behave like humans for a given sequence of tasks. In her research, she will use cognitive architectures to generate a cognitive model that can be used as a user model.

She earned her MS and BS in Computer Science from Sharif University of Technology. Her master thesis was titled “Solving Computational Geometry Problems in the Black Box Model.”