Saturday, April 7th, 2018


We are enthusiastic to be celebrating the 10th annual MUCSC conference this spring, on April 7th. MUCSC is a one-day research conference for undergraduates doing work related to cognitive science. We welcome students from all majors whose work relates to cognition, philosophy of mind, psychology, linguistics, artificial intelligence, or cognitive neuroscience.

Our conference is free and open to the public.


This year, MUCSC will take place in the DeVault Alumni Center, located on 1000 E 17th St. 47408 - Bloomington, IN.


Our conference is free and open to the public, but we ask that all attendees register so that we may provide enough food and seating. Please use the form below to register.

Presenters (oral and poster) do not need to register for the conference separately.

Registration form


The deadline for abstract submissions has ended but late submissions may still be considered. Please limit abstracts to no more than 300 words and use the form below to submit them.

Submit Abstracts Here

Keynote Speakers

This year we are delighted to have two incredible keynote speakers in addition to our undergraduate presenters.

Katy Börner

Talk title: Data Visualization Literacy: Reading and Making Data Visualizations

Katy Börner’s research focuses on the development of data analysis and visualization techniques for information access, understanding, and management. She is particularly interested in the study of the structure and evolution of scientific disciplines; the analysis and visualization of online activity; and the development of cyber infrastructures for large scale scientific collaboration and computation. She is a Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Information Science in the IU School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering. She is the Founding Director of the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center and is a curator of the Places and Spaces: Mapping Science exhibit. She holds a MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Technology in Leipzig, 1991 and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Kaiserslautern, 1997.

Ravi Bhatt

Ravi Bhatt is the Founder and CEO of Branchfire, a software company in Chicago that specializes in apps for document annotation and markup. As an entrepreneur, his passion is leading teams to design innovative technology and forge meaningful relationships with customers. He frequently speaks on topics related to technology, communication, and entrepreneurship and has found innovative ways to apply his background in law, cognitive science, and computer science throughout his career. He graduated from Indiana University’s cognitive science program in 2001 and from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law in 2004.


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Willa Mannering
MUCSC Team Director

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