Dilhan J. Thilakarathne

I am a PhD student in the Agent Systems Research Group of the Department of Artificial Intelligence at the VU University Amsterdam. My supervisor is Prof. Jan Treur and I started my PhD research in December 16th 2012.

Brief CV can be found at


My primary research is focused into analysing the findings of cognitive/affective/behavioural sciences on processes of human cognition and behaviour, and designing computational cognitive models that are inspired from those. The designed models are mainly validated through agent based simulation techniques and try best to make models more generic such that they can be easily adapted in suitable applications. Furthermore, a special attention is given to both unconscious and conscious processes and their interactions when selecting a cognitive phenomenon.

My main research questions are:

Research interests: Cognitive Science, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Modelling, Affective computing, Agent Systems.

Further I am interesting Philosophy of Mind, and Philosophy of Science.

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Note: Preliminary version of all the 'to appear' papaers can be found at



Dilhan J Thilakarathne,
Agent Systems Research Group,
Faculty of Sciences,
VU University Amsterdam,
De Boelelaan 1081a,
1081 HV Amsterdam,
The Netherlands.

E: d(dot)j(dot)thilakarathne(at)vu(dot)nl

Room: T-320b     T: +31 20 598 7756