Cleotilde Gonzalez

Research Professor
Ph.D. in Management Information Systems


Cleotilde Gonzalez is a Research Professor of Decision Sciences and the Founding Director of the Dynamic Decision Making Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University. Her main affiliation is with the Social and Decision Sciences department and she has additional affiliations with many other departments and centers in the university. She is a lifetime Fellow of the Cognitive Science Society and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. She is also a member of the Governing Board of the Cognitive Science Society. She is a Senior Editor for Topics in Cognitive Science, a Consulting Editor for Decision, and Associate Editor for the System Dynamics Review. She is also a member of editorial boards in multiple other journals including: Cognitive Science, Psychological Review, Perspectives on Psychological Science, and others. She is widely published across many fields deriving from her contributions to Cognitive Science. Her work includes the development of a theory of decisions from experience called Instance-Based Learning Teory (IBLT), from which many computational models have emerged, including a run-up winner of a modeling competition focused on the prediction in repeated Market Entry Games. She has been Principal or Co-Investigator on a wide range of multi-million and multi-year collaborative efforts with government and industry, including current efforts on Collaborative Research Alliances and Multi-University Research Initiative grants from the Army Research Laboratories and Army Research Office. She has mentored more than 30 post-doctoral fellows and doctoral students, many of whom have pursued successful careers in academia, government, and industry.

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