Tim van Gelder

Tim van Gelder, PhD, is Founder, Director and Chief Visionary Officer of Austhink Software. Tim is a cognitive scientist, consultant and software entrepreneur specializing in improving human thinking. Educated at the University of Melbourne (BA, 1984) and University of Pittsburgh (PhD, 1989), Tim held academic positions at Indiana University and the Australian National University before returning to Melbourne as an Australian Research Council QEII Research Fellow. Tim has conducted decades of research on how to improve thinking, particularly reasoning and critical thinking skills. In 1998, Tim set up The Reason Project at the University of Melbourne, which developed a software-supported method for improving critical thinking. Extensive empirical studies showed that this method reliably produces substantial gains in reasoning skills. Tim is recognized as a pioneer in argument visualization and critical thinking training. He has over 60 publications in cognitive science, and was winner of the 2001 Australian Museum Eureka Prize for Critical Thinking. Tim's company, Austhink, has clients that include major organizations in the United States intelligence community, which have adopted Austhink techniques in their analytical training. He can be reached at tvg@austhink.com.

Mapping Out the Options: How Technology Helps with Decision-Making

Benjamin Franklin offered famous advice on decision-making to his scientific colleague, Joseph Priestley. His counsel was take a sheet of paper, divide it into two columns, and write down...

Latest Posts

AI Policy and Governance: What You Need to Know

AI policies and governance are essential for organizations to ensure the responsible use of AI technology. Learn more about their importance in this guide.

Portal26’s Neil Cohen on the State of Generative AI 2023 Survey

I spoke with Neil Cohen, Head of Go-To-Market Strategy for Portal26, about a new survey that details how businesses are using generative AI. The...

Persistent Systems CTO Pandurang Kamat on Generative AI in the Enterprise

I spoke with Pandurang Kamat, CTO of Persistent Systems, about generative AI’s impact on customer service, navigating AI challenges, and responsible AI. See below for...

20 Best Neural Network Software for 2024

Discover the 20 best neural network software. Learn about the features of each software and find the best one.

AWS Aims to Reinvent Contact Centers with Gen AI

At its re:Invent conference, AWS delivers end-to-end contact center innovation.