Peter C-H. Cheng
Professor of Cognitive Science
Creative Technology Research Group, Department of
Informatics, University of Sussex
Systems Lab conducts research on
the nature and use of representational system from
the perspective of Cognitive Science.
Representational systems are symbolic systems that encode
knowledge, for example: diagrams, graphical user
interfaces, information visualization, formal notations,
maps and natural language. Cognitive Science is the
science of how the mind functions by processing
information. So, the
research of the Lab applies theories and methods
from Cognitive Science to study how representational
systems shape cognition and to create new representational
systems and technology to enhance how we think and learn.
Millisecond human knowledge/competence measurement:
techniques for simple, rapid, automatic, continuous
assessment of learning/competence using sub-second
behavioural signals to probe memory structures.
Cheng's work has received funding from EPSRC,
ESRC, and charitable organizations and endowments
amounting to over £1,800k.