MADResearch Lab

Professor Max Louwerse
Department of Psychology/
Institute for Intelligent Systems

University of Memphis
Department of Psychology
202 Psychology Building
Memphis, TN 38152

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Dr. Max M. Louwerse is a professor in the Department of Psychology and in the Institute for Intelligent Systems (IIS) at the University of Memphis. He is also the director of the IIS at the University of Memphis.

Dr. Louwerse received his M.A. degrees in language and literature (cum laude) from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands and received his Ph.D. degree in linguistics from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He studied and taught at the University of Florida, and was a postdoctoral fellow and visiting assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Memphis. He has been published in a variety of journals, has edited an interdisciplinary volume on thematics, and has received awards for his teaching and research.

His interests cover a wide range of topics in interdisciplinary research related to computational psycholinguistics, including cohesion and coherence relations in discourse comprehension and production, multimodal communication, mixed initiative dialog, narrative structure, and various other aspects of discourse processing.

He has been PI on an NSF grant on multimodal communication, and Co-PI or senior researcher on grants on coherence metrics, speech recognition, emotion sensing, and intelligent tutoring systems. His research centers around multimodal communication, symbolic and embodied approaches to language comprehension, and cohesion and coherence.