Invited Speakers

World renowned researchers from multiple disciplines will join us at ICIS 2018. Keynote and invited speakers, the 40th Anniversary Symposium and the Presidential Symposium comprise of only some of the presentations to be expected.

Keynotes

Stan Dehaene

Stan Dehaene

Professor at the College de France and director of INSERM’s Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit

Research areas include numerical cognition, the neural basis of reading and the neural correlates of consciousness. Major awards include the James S McDonnell Foundation Centennial Fellowship (1999), Louis D. Prize from the Institut de France (2003) and the Brain Prize (2014)

Ron Haskins

Ron Haskins

Co-director the Brookings Center on Children and Families and Budgeting for National Priorities Project

A former White House and congressional advisor on welfare issues, Ron Haskins co-directs the Brookings Center on Children and Families and Budgeting for National Priorities Project. An expert on preschool, foster care, and poverty—he was instrumental in the 1996 overhaul of national welfare policy.

Patricia Kuhl

Patricia Kuhl

Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences and co-director of the Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences at the University of Washington

Patricia specializes in language acquisition and the neural bases of language.  Internationally recognized for her research on early language and brain development, and studies that show how young children learn. Patricia’s work has played a major role in demonstrating how early exposure to language alters the brain.