Professor Justin Li
Associate Professor, Cognitive Science and Computer Science
B.S., Northwestern University; Ph.D, University of Michigan
Department Chair, Computer Science
Appointed In
Swan Hall #B102
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Justin Li teaches in cognitive science and computer science, and is interested in how people and artificial agents perform knowledge search.

Office Hours (Spring 2024)

Office hours are in my office (Swan B102) by default. If you would prefer to meet on Zoom instead, please email me for a link to the meeting room.

  • Tuesdays 10:15-11:15am (Pacific Time)
  • Wednesdays 2:30-3:30pm (Pacific Time)
  • Thursdays 3:45-4:45pm (Pacific Time)
  • By appointment

My office is slightly hard to find. The easiest way to my office is to enter Swan Hall from the quad via the door quad closest to JSC/Marketplace, then go all the way down the stairs. My office (Swan B102) will be on the right.


My research is broadly on the strategies that people and artificial agents might use in their search for knowledge during problem solving, from indicators that more knowledge is needed, to strategies for acquiring that knowledge, to the mechanisms, algorithms, and representations of knowledge for efficient retrieval.

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