Ph.D. Traineeships in Socially Cognizant Robotics, Rutgers University

The program in Socially Cognizant Robotics (SOCRATES) at Rutgers University seeks applications for Ph.D. students. The SOCRATES training program, which is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, aims to provide the next generation of roboticists with the tools to integrate novel technology with humans -- at the levels of the individual, group, and society. The program aims to catalyze a new paradigm of integrative graduate training at the burgeoning interface of society and intelligent devices. The program includes faculty and graduate students from Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Psychology & Cognitive Science, and Planning & Public Policy.

We especially encourage applications from students interested in Psychology and Cognitive Science. If you are interested in computational models of the mind, in the way humans and robots interact, or in the many ways in which AI systems can be endowed with more human-like functions, then this program may be for you.

Graduate Trainees in the SOCRATES program are eligible for five years of funding, including stipend and tuition remission.

More details about the SOCRATES program can be found at, and about the Rutgers Psychology department at Please indicate your interest in the SOCRATES program in your application.

Interested Psychology & Cognitive Science students are invited to send email to Jacob Feldman ([email protected]), Pernille Hemmer ([email protected]), or program PI Kristin Dana ([email protected]).