Members of the CogWorks Laboratory

Cogworks Lab Directors

Associate Lab Directors

Mike Lynch

Graduate Students

Ropa Denga

Education: B.S. Computer Science, Spelman College, 2017.

Hometown: Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe.

Research Project: My research interests involve advancing the theoretical understanding of training design considerations for different environments through understanding the dips and leaps made by novices during the long journey to skilled performance. My ongoing graduate work aims to expand existing research on training through studying extreme experts and building computational cognitive models that can perform a task to understand the knowledge and skills needed to complete the task.

Hobbies/Interests: physical activity, reading, cooking.

Roussel Rahman

Education: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 2014 M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Wright State University, 2017.

Hometown: Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Research Project: What always intrigued me is the relativity of human judgment; that is, no two humans are exactly alike in their views and references for judgment. Following along these lines, in my research, I seek to study humans at an individual level to develop accurate models of an individual’s behavior and learning.

Hobbies/Interests: On a more personal note, I always like to mix fun with work, love to play cricket & soccer both as sports and video games, love to read books and enjoy jokes and laughs.

Sounak Banerjee

Education: Bachelor’s in Computer Science and a Master’s in Information Technology.

Research Project: Before joining the lab, my primary area of research was based on using Machine Learning in Natural Language Processing problems. I am interested in understanding the differences among humans and current computational algorithms on the basis of how they process information. My current area of research is Joint Action among humans in cooperative mode, mostly focusing on how they manage to communicate information and coordinate with each other in complex task environments.

Hobbies: Nature and Architecture Photography, Hiking and Experimenting with tech.

Alexander Lutsevich


Brian Ehret (PhD 1999)
Wai-Tat Fu (PhD 2003)
Christopher W. Myers (PhD 2007)
Christopher Sims (PhD 2009)
V. Daniel Veksler (PhD 2009)
Marc Destefano (PhD 2010)
Bella Zafrina Veksler (PhD 2011)
Michel Brudzinski (PhD 2014)
Jason M. Ralph (PhD 2014)
Ryan M. Hope (PhD 2016)
John Lindstedt (PhD 2017)
Catherine Sibert (PhD 2019)
Matthew-Donald Sangster (PhD 2019)
Chris Joanis (MS 2020)