My name is Katja Mehlhorn and I am a teacher and coordinator of the AI learning communities program at the Department of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

In the academic year 2018/2019 I am (co)teaching the following courses: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence, Basic Scientific Skills, and Introduction to the Brain (Note, to access the links you need to be enrolled in the course on Nestor). Those courses will be given in the learning-community setting. If you have any questions about the courses or learning communities, please send me an email.

Until spring 2014, I was a postdoctoral researcher with Coty Gonzalez in the dynamic decision making lab at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. My main research interest in this project was in understanding how memory processes affect the way we think and make decisions.

Before that, I was a PhD student with Niels Taatgen at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, and Josef Krems at the Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany. In my PhD I used behavioral experiments and cognitive models to investigate how people use information from memory to generate hypotheses and make decisions. You can download my thesis here.

Together with Niels Taatgen, Jelmer Borst, and Marieke van Vugt, I am organizing the annual Groningen Spring School on Cognitive Modeling.

In April 2015, we oranganized the International Conference on Cognitive Modeling, in Groningen, the Netherlands.


University of Groningen
Dept. of Artificial Intelligence
Room 316
Nijenborgh 9
9747 AG Groningen
The Netherlands

Next to my work at the university, I working with children and horses as a (therapeutic) riding instructor. For more information have a look at my other website.