At the invitation of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Professor Philip Kellman of the UCLA Department of Psychology participated in the White House Workshop on Bridging Neuroscience and Learning on Jan. 23 in Washington, D.C.
Recognized for his research on human perception, cognition, learning, and advanced learning technology, Kellman was one of about two dozen experts in neuroscience, cognitive science, developmental psychology and other relevant disciplines who took part. The workshop's goals were to identify research gaps and innovations in research methodology and data analysis, and to generate ideas for effectively disseminating information to the broader public, including individuals and schools.
Kellman is the cognitive psychology area chair in the psychology department and director of the UCLA Human Perception Laboratory. He is also the creator and president of Insight Learning Technology, Inc., a company that aims to apply perceptual learning and adaptive learning technology to improve education.
The recipient of numerous honors, Kellman was elected in 2013 to the Society of Experimental Psychologists, the oldest honorary society in scientific psychology. Kellman obtained his B.S. with honors in 1976 from Georgetown University in 1976. In 1980, he earned his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and joined the faculty of Swarthmore College. He joined UCLA in 1994.