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prof. dr. M.M. (Max) Louwerse


Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences
Department Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence


Prof. dr. Max Louwerse is Professor Cognitive Psychology and Artificial Intelligence in the Department of Cognitive Science & Artificial Intelligence at Tilburg University. He received his PhD in Linguistics (University of Edinburgh) and worked at the University of Memphis as Full Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Institute for Intelligent Systems, where he also worked as Director. Louwerse published over 120 articles in journals, proceedings and books in cognitive science, computational linguistics, and  psycholinguistics (text and discourse, multimodal communication, embodied cognition, medical informatics, and spatio-temporal models) and holds two patents.

In the United States he was involved as a Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator in projects totaling almost 10 million dollar funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Institute of Education Sciences. In the Netherlands he serves as Co-Principal Investigator in the 12 million euro project Campione (33 partners) investigating training in virtual reality and as Principal Investigator on the 7 million euro project VIBE (13 partners) developing virtual conversational humans for health care.

Louwerse was founder of the DAF Technology Lab, the virtual and mixed reality lab on the Tilburg University campus, was involved in setting up the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science ( and is co-founder of Mind Labs (


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Last amended: 27 April 2018