David C. Noelle has recently joined the faculty of the University of California, Merced as an Assistant Professor with appointments in computer science and cognitive science. Only a few short months ago, he was Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Psychology at Vanderbilt University and an investigator at Vanderbilt’s Center for Integrative and Cognitive Neuroscience. Prior to his appointment at Vanderbilt, he held a postdoctoral research position at the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, a joint project between Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Cognitive Science from the University of California, San Diego. His research includes work on computational models of concept learning, as well as efforts to translate computational cognitive neuroscience models into control systems for robots and other synthetic agents.