John R. Anderson is the R. K. Mellon University Professor of Psychology and Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University.
He has led the development of the ACT-R cognitive architecture and its applications, especially intelligent tutoring systems.
Anderson has been recognized as a leader in the field of cognitive science by a number of awards, including：
the American Psychological Association's Distinguished Scientific Career Award, the David E. Rumelhart Prize for Contributions to the Formal Analysis of Human Cognition, the Howard Crosby Warren Medal for outstanding achievement in Experimental Psychology, and the Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Cognitive Science.
He has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and is a past president of the Cognitive Science Society.
Now available in paper, The Architecture of Cognition is a classic work that remains relevant to theory and research in cognitive science.
The new version of Anderson's theory of cognitive architecture -- Adaptive Control of Thought (ACT*) -- is a theory of the basic principles of operation built into the cognitive system and is the main focus of the book.