Will Bridewell

Will Bridewell

Research Scientist in Artificial Intelligence

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory


Will Bridewell is a research scientist at the Navy Center for Applied Research in Artificial Intelligence. His research interests include computational approaches that integrate perception, action, and cognition. He is currently investigating the relationship between intentional action and mechanisms of attention. He is a principle investigator in the Interactive Systems section where he develops the ARCADIA cognitive system.

In the past, he has worked in science informatics, health informatics, ecological informatics, inductive process modeling, transfer learning, deception, explanation of anomalies, natural language processing, and abductive inference.

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cognitive Science
  • Computational Scientific Discovery
  • Attention
  • Intentional Action
  • PhD in Computer Science

    University of Pittsburgh

  • MS in Computer Science

    University of Pittsburgh

  • BS in Computer Science, Mathematics, Psychology

    Northern Kentucky University

Recent Publications

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(2022). A Novel Architectural Method for Producing Dynamic Gaze Behavior in Human-Robot Interactions. In HRI 2022.


(2021). Selection, Engagement, & Enhancement: A Framework for Modeling Visual Attention. In CogSci 2021.

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(2021). Apophatic Science: How Computational Modeling Can Explain Consciousness. Neuroscience of Consciousness.


(2019). Selection Enables Enhancement: an Integrated Model of Object Tracking. JoV.


Recent & Upcoming Talks

Meetings Organized

Discovery Informatics: The Role of AI Research in Innovating Scientific Processes November 2–4 at Arlington, VA (AAAI Fall Symposium 2012)

Building Representations of Common Ground with Intelligent Agents November 4–6 at Arlington, VA (AAAI Fall Symposium 2011)

The Second International Workshop on the Induction of Process Models September 15th at Antwerp, Belgium (ECML 2008)

The Symposium on Computational Approaches to Creativity in Science March 29th and 30th at Stanford University (2008)

The First International Workshop on the Induction of Process Models June 24th at Oregon State University (ICML 2007)


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