Graduate Students-Department of Philosophy - Carnegie Mellon University

Graduate Students


Ph.D. Students


Alejandra Arciniegas Gomez

Alejandra Arciniegas Gomez

Office: Doherty Hall 4301-F

Email: marcinie@andrew.cmu.edu


Liam Bright

Liam Bright

Office: Doherty Hall 4301-B

Email: lbright@andrew.cmu.edu

Website: http://carnegie-mellon.academia.edu/LiamBright

Hometown: London, England
BA Philosophy
University of Warwick
MSc Philosophy of Science
London School of Economics
  • Decision and Game Theory
  • Philosophy of Economics
  • Philosophy of Science

Adam Brodie

Adam Brodie

Office: Doherty Hall 4301-C

Email: adambrod@andrew.cmu.edu

Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ
BA Philosophy
Cert. in History and Philosophy of Science
Arizona State University
  • Causal Modeling with Latent Variables
  • Variable Choice/Definition
  • General Philosophy of Science

Mario Carneiro

Mario Carneiro

Office: Doherty Hall 4302-A

Email: mcarneir@andrew.cmu.edu

Hometown: Columbus OH
BS (triple major) in Mathematics, Physics, and Computer & Information Sciences
Ohio State University

  • Formalized mathematics
  • Formal logic

Isaac Davis

Isaac Davis

Office: Doherty Hall 4301-E

Email: isaacd@andrew.cmu.edu


Farzaneh Derakhshan

Farzaneh Derakhshan

Office: Doherty Hall 4302-A

Email: fderakhs@andrew.cmu.edu

Hometown : Tehran, Iran
MS and BS in Computer Science
(Logic and Computation)
MD in Medicine
University of Tehran

  • Proof Theory
  • Mathematical Logic

Konstantin Genin

Konstantin Genin

Office: Doherty Hall 4302-D

Email: kgenin@andrew.cmu.edu

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
BA Mathematics
BA Philosophy
Brown University
  • Machine Learning
  • Formal Epistemology
  • Philosophy of Science

Biwei Huang

Biwei Huang

Visiting Student

Office: Doherty Hall 4302-E

Email: biweih@andrew.cmu.edu


Aeyaz Kayani

Aeyaz Kayani

Office: Doherty Hall 4302-E


Aidan Kestigian

Aidan Kestigian

Office: Doherty Hall 4301-B

Email: akestigi@andrew.cmu.edu

Website: https://aidankestigian.wordpress.com/

Hometown: Charlton, MA
BA Philosophy and Mathematics
Wheaton College, MA
  • Voting Theory
  • Political Philosophy
  • American Electoral Behavior
  • Applied Ethics

Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Office: Doherty Hall 4302-D

Email: rlewis1@andrew.cmu.edu

Website: http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/rlewis1/

Hometown: Brookline, MA
BA Mathematics and Philosophy
Rice University
  • Automated Theorem Proving
  • Mathematical Logic
  • Philosophy of Math

Daniel Malinsky

Daniel Malinsky

Office: Doherty Hall 4301-A

Email: dmalinsk@andrew.cmu.edu

Website: http://danielmalinsky.weebly.com/

Hometown: Livingston, NJ
BA Physics
BA Music
Columbia University
  • Methodology and Philosophy of Science
  • Causation
  • Statistical Inference

William Nalls

William Nalls

Office: Doherty Hall 4302-C

Email: wnalls@andrew.cmu.edu

Hometown: Stevensville, MT
B.S. Mathematics
Gonzaga University
  • Philosophy of Mathematics
  • Philosophical Logic
  • Machine Learning

Jack Parker

Jack Parker

Office: Doherty Hall 4301-F

Email: cgparker@andrew.cmu.edu

Hometown - Springfield, VA
BS in Psychology, MA in Philosophy

Virginia Tech

  • Philosophy of science

  • Philosophy of statistics

  • Formal epistemology


Egbert Rijke

Egbert Rijke

Office: Doherty Hall 4301-F

Email: erijke@andrew.cmu.edu


Connor Robinson-Arnull

Connor Robinson-Arnull

Office: Doherty Hall 4301-G

Email: connorr@andrew.cmu.edu

Hometown: Christchurch, New Zealand
Bsc (Hons) Mathematics & Philosophy
Msc Mathematics
University of Canterbury
  • Machine Learning
  • Philosophy of Mathematics
  • Automated Theorem-Proving
  • Formal Epistemology

Ruben Sanchez-Romero

Ruben Sanchez-Romero

Office: Doherty Hall 4301-C

Email: rubens@andrew.cmu.edu

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/rubenscmu/home

Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico
MS, Logic & Computation
Carnegie Mellon University

Naji Shajarisales

Naji Shajarisales

Email: nshajari@andrew.cmu.edu


Lizzie Silver

Lizzie Silver

Office: Doherty Hall 4301-A

Email: esilver1@andrew.cmu.edu

Website: http://www.lizziesilver.com/

Hometown: Melbourne, Australia
Honors BA, BSc
The University of Melbourne
  • Structure learning in causal graphical models
  • Genetic regulatory networks
  • Transfer learning
  • Confounding

Mate Szabo

Mate Szabo

Office: Doherty Hall 4301-D

Email: mszabo@andrew.cmu.edu

Website: http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/mszabo/

Hometown: Budapest, Hungary
MSc Mathematics
Eotvos University, Budapest
  • Philosophy of Mathematics
  • Philosophy of Computer Science

Floris Van Doorn

Floris Van Doorn

Office: Doherty Hall 4301-B

Email: fpv@andrew.cmu.edu

Website: http://florisvandoorn.com/

Hometown: Hilversum, The Netherlands
MSc Mathematics
Utrecht University
  • Homotopy Type Theory
  • Interactive Theorem Proving
  • Mathematical Logic

Patrick Walsh

Patrick Walsh

Office: Doherty Hall 4302-C

Email: pwalsh@andrew.cmu.edu

Hometown: Tigard, OR
BA Philosophy and Mathematics
University of Denver
  • Philosophy of Mathematics
  • Philosophy of Logic
  • Homotopy Type Theory

Andrew Warren

Andrew Warren

Office: Doherty Hall 4301-D

Email: awarren1@andrew.cmu.edu


Colin Zwanziger

Colin Zwanziger

Office: Doherty Hall 4301-E

Email: zwanzig@cmu.edu

Hometown: Boston, MA
BA Linguistics and Mathematics
Harvard University
  • Category Theory
  • Categorical and Type-Theoretical Linguistics
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Philosophy of Mathematics

Masters Students


Jeff Adams

Jeff Adams

Office: Doherty Hall 4301-E

Email: jgadams@andrew.cmu.edu

Hometown: Sarasota, Florida

Degree: Physics, Philosophy
Undergrad: University of Notre Dame


Seulkee Baek

Seulkee Baek

Office: Doherty Hall 4301-F

Email: seulkeeb@andrew.cmu.edu


Kendra Chilson

Kendra Chilson

Office: Doherty Hall 4302-A

Email: kchilson@andrew.cmu.edu

Hometown: Mesa, Arizona
BA Philosophy
Arizona State University

  • Decision theory
  • Rational choice
  • Game theory

Varnitha Kurli

Varnitha Kurli

Office: Doherty Hall 4302-D

Email: vkurli@andrew.cmu.edu

Hometown: Hyderabad,India

BA Economics
BA Mathematics
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

  • Economic Methodology
  • Causation in Social Sciences
  • Evolution of Wealth inequalities and Institutions 
  • Formal Epistemology

Alexander Markham

Alexander Markham

Office: Doherty Hall 4302-A

Email: awmarkha@andrew.cmu.edu


Samuel Speight

Samuel Speight

Office: Doherty Hall 4302-A

Email: sspeight@andrew.cmu.edu


Jacob Steen

Jacob Steen

Office: Doherty Hall 4302-A

Email: jsteen1@andrew.cmu.edu


Masayuki Tashiro

Masayuki Tashiro

Office: Doherty Hall 4301-G

Email: masayukt@andrew.cmu.edu


Elizabeth Viera-Patron

Elizabeth Viera-Patron

Office: Doherty Hall 4302-A

Email: svierapa@andrew.cmu.edu

Website: http://elizabethviera.com

Hometown: Brooklyn, MI
BA Logic
University of Michigan
  • Philosophy of Math
  • Game and Decision Theory
  • Philosophical Logic

Minchao Wu

Minchao Wu

Office: Doherty Hall 4302-E

Email: minchaow@andrew.cmu.edu


Graduate Students Not in Residence


Edward Dean

Edward Dean

Ph.D. Candidate

Email: edean@andrew.cmu.edu

Website: http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/edean/

Hometown: Birmingham, AL
BS Mathematics,
BA Philosophy:
Harvard University
  • Proof Theory
  • History and philosophy of mathematics
  • Computability, algorithmic randomness

Stephen Foley

Stephen Foley

M.S. Candidate

Email: sfoley1@andrew.cmu.edu

Hometown: Richmond, OH
BA Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology
Youngstown State University
M.S.Ed. Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • Moral Psychology
  • Cognitive Science
  • Mind
  • Ethics

Mike Freenor

Mike Freenor

Ph.D. Candidate

Email: mfreenor@andrew.cmu.edu

Hometown: Raleigh, NC
BS Philosophy
NC State University
MS Logic, Computation & Methodology
Carnegie Mellon University
  • Causation
  • Machine Learning
  • Computational Statistics
  • Rational Choice Theory

Ted Fujimoto

Ted Fujimoto

M.S. Candidate

Email: tfujimot@andrew.cmu.edu

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
BA Mathematics
University of California, Berkeley
  • Logic and Foundations of Mathematics
  • Formal Epistemology
  • Cognitive Science
  • Computability and Randomness

Katja Grace

Katja Grace

Ph.D. Candidate

Email: cgrace@andrew.cmu.edu

Website: http://meteuphoric.wordpress.com/

Hometown: Gowrie Park, Tasmania
BS, honours year
Australian National University
Probability, in particular updating on indexical evidence