Eric Chown

Sarah and James Bowdoin Professor of Digital and Computational Studies - on leave for the 2020-21 academic year

Besides teaching computer science courses in artificial intelligence, cognitive architecture, and computer programming, Eric Chown also enjoys researching the learning in humans and machines. Three years ago, he was awarded a five-year National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Grant that was used to buy specialized robots for his project - "Computational Models of Space in Navigation and Other Domains." Chown has used these robots in several of his classes.

Curriculum Vitae


  • PhD, University of Michigan, 1994
  • MS, Northwestern University, 1987
  • BA, Northwestern University, 1985