Carnegie Mellon University
August 21, 2015

Alumni Q&A with Patrick Cavanagh

By Shilo Rea

Alumni Q&A with Patrick Cavanagh Patrick Cavanagh (DC’72) started out as a computer and electrical engineer, but an interest in artificial intelligence led him to Carnegie Mellon University, where he could study “the really big computer.” Since receiving his Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from CMU, Cavanagh worked on aspects of memory and now focuses on how the visual perception system constructs our three-dimensional world. MORE