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Research Institute of Applied Cognitive Science
The Research Institute of Applied Cognitive Science (RIACS) at SIAS was founded by Dr. Ningyuan (Wayne) Yang, the inventor of memory engine and a cognitive psychologist. RIACS is one of the pioneering research institutes in the area of applied cognitive science.
Dr. Yang graduated from Peking University, he obtained his Ph.D. in experimental psychology from New York University. He was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Research Institute of Cognitive Science (IRCS) at University of Pennsylvanian, then a researcher associate at the Center for Study of Language Information (CSLI) and the Educational Program of Gifted Youth (EPGY) at Stanford University. He worked as a human-factor engineer at Vitria Technology, a public company in Silicon Valley. Before joined SIAS, he founded Mintel Learning Technology Inc. in America and INIT Technology in Beijing respectively.
Memory engine technology invented by Dr. Yang was a great breakthrough in application of cognitive science in the area of human learning. It can drive human memory to work at a speed far above the biological limit of human brain; it can also enhance the memory power of human brain after extensive usage. Millions of English learners international wide, include thousands of SIAS students, have benefited from products based on memory engine technology.
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While we actively explore and build a learning-ability centered educational model, we also established collaborations national and international wide to reduce learning burden of the students by promoting their learning ability and creativity. Our goal is to initiate an educational reform to build an innovative and effective learning environment to help the students meet the challenges from our information era. Such a system will also serve as a unique competitive power for SIAS University.
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