Andy Valenti

Human Robot Interaction Laboratory
Tufts University
200 Boston Avenue
Medford, MA 02155
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Ph.D. Student, Tufts Computer Science/Cognitive Science Program

I have been fortunate to observe the evolution of the IT industry from providing computers that were not much more than calculators and electronic typewriters, to the growth of enterprise-wide processing systems, and to ubiquitous personal digital assistance. My belief is that the next wave of computing will be not to replace human thinking, but to augment and accelerate human learning. My goal is to contribute to human progress through research in tools that improve collaboration and learning across cultures and languages. General areas of research interest include visual speech, bilingualism, and computer-assisted language tools.

Current research focus includes neurologically plausible models for language "code" switching among proficient bilinguals and for second language acquisition.

Publications & Patents

Valenti, A. & Scheutz, M. (2013). A computational model of inhibitory control in a lexical decision task.
International Conference on Cognitive Modeling, Ottawa, Canada.

Valenti, A.P. (1990) U.S. Patent No. 4,974,149. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Data distribution apparatus and method having a data description including information for specifying a time that a data distribution is to occur.