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May 2019: “Artificial power and artificial morality: the multi-objective approach”, 21st Biannual Conference of the
Society for Philosophy and Technology, A&M University, College Station, TX. May 2019: “AI: risk, fallibilism, and trust. A Bayesian approach”,
CEPE (Computer Ethics—Philosophical Enquiry) & INSEIT (the International Society for Ethics and Information Technology), Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. May 2018: “A multi-objective approach to artificial intelligence and artificial morality: a case for machine learning decision”,
, Illinois Institute for Technology. Brain-based and Artificial Intelligence May 2018: “Fictions, maps, and structures in forecast models”,
, University of Connecticut, Storrs. 46th Annual Meeting of the Society for Exact Philosophy March 2018: “Aggregating multilevel mechanistic models from Big Data with Machine Learning”,
, University of South Carolina, SC, USA. Models and Simulations 8 January 2018: “Mapping the future. Fictions, predictions, and forecast models”,
, Savannah, GA. APA Eastern, 2018 October 2017: “Bettering the Best System with Big Data”,
Metaphysics and the Laws of Nature, University of Colorado in Boulder. July 2017:“The artifact turn in philosophy”,
The summer school for the future of philosophy, Asheville, NC. June 2017:“The small from the Big: discovering models and mechanisms with
machine learning”, (International Association for Computing And
Philosophy). , Stanford University. IACAP 2017 May 2017:“’Unconceived alternatives’ or ‘expected unifications’? An eliminative argument against K. Stanford’s New Induction”,
, University of Calgary, Cananda. 45th Annual Meeting of the Society for Exact Philosophy February 2017:“Forecast models: a case for fictionalism?”,
, UNC, Wilmington. 2017 North Carolina Philosophical Society November 2016:“Artificial moral agency: learning, autonomy and creativity”, (Humanities and Technology Association).
, Salve Regina University, RI. 2016 HTA conference June 2016:“Generalized Moral Agency: Artificial Moral Functionalism and Moral
Behaviorism”, (International Association for Computing And Philosophy). , University of Ferrara, Italy. IACAP 2016 June 2016:“Fictions, the Future, and Maps in Forecast Models”, (A series of
conferences devoted to exploring philosophical issues arising from the
construction and use of models and computer simulations). , University of Barcelona, Spain. Models and Simulations, 7 May 2016:“Unification, decoupling, and identification in the “Palatini
formalism””, (Fourth meeting of the International Society for the
Advanced Study of Spacetime). , Varna, Bulgaria. International Conference on the Nature and Ontology of Spacetime May 2016:“Structure realism meets pluralism”,
, University of Miami, FL. 44th Annual Meeting of the Society for Exact Philosophy March 2016:“The artificial autonomous moral agent (AAMA): a minimalist model
(co-authored with Don Howard)”, (Symposium within AAAI Spring 2016
series). , Stanford University. Ethical and Moral Considerations in Non-Human Agents February 2016:“Strong-weak dualities and scientific realism: history and present
cases”, (an event part of the ‘Scientific realism and the challenge from
the history of science’ program). , Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis. The History of Science and Contemporary Scientific Realism August 2015:“Unconceived alternatives and expected unification: a limitation of Stanford’s “new induction””, (CLMPS-2015).
, Helsinki, Finland. 15th Congress on Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science March 2015:“AdS/CFT duality beyond emergence of spacetime: A case for unification”,
, San Diego. Beyond Spacetime II February 2015:“Virtue in Machine Ethics: An Approach Based on Evolutionary Computation”, (co-author: Don Howard, University of Notre Dame).
, St. Louis, Missouri. APA Central, 2015 November 2014:“Genetic algorithms in scientific discovery: a new epistemology?”, (PSA2014).
, Chicago. Philosophy of Science Association Meeting October 2014:“Plurality of Models, Optimization and Mechanisms in Climate Studies.
The Role of Feedback in the New IPCC Report”, (Rotman-Climate Change). , University of Western Ontario, London. Knowledge and Models in Climate Science Slides/handouts
August 2014:“Artificial moral agents: creative, autonomous and social. An approach
based on evolutionary computation”, (not attended, due to a last-minute
cancellation). , Aarhus University, Denmark. Robo-Philosophy July 2013:“The Digital Guesswork: a Philosophical Appraisal of Genetic Algorithms and their Epistemology”, (IACAP2013).
, University of Maryland at College Park, MD. The 2013 Meeting of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy May 2013:“Principles, Constraints, and Equivalence in String Theory”, (BCAP 2013).
, Bucharest. Bucharest Colloquium in Analytic Philosophy. New Directions in the Philosophy of Physics Slides/handouts
February 2013:“’Model-building’, Identity, Individuation, and Individuality in Cognitive Neurosciences”, (APA-Central).
, New Orleans. The American Philosophical Association, Central Division October 2012:“Different is better: possibility in metaphysics and science”, (SEP-2012).
, Columbus, OH. Society for Exact Philosophy Slides/handouts
September 2012:“Structures, dualities and emergence: the case of string theory”,
, University of Bristol. Structuralism in Physics and Mathematics. International Closing Conference Slides/handouts
October 2011:“Metaphysical Possibility and Scientific Practice”, (IPA-2011, Fall).
Indiana Philosophical Association, Hanover College. April 2011:“Genetic numerical simulation and the ‘upward epistemology’”, (IPA-2011, Spring).
Indiana Philosophical Association, Muncie, IN. November 2010:“String theory: explanation and foundationalism”, (PSA-2010).
, Montreal. Philosophy of Science Association Biennial Meeting Slides/handouts
July 2010:“A structural guide to string theory”,
, University of Bristol, UK. Structure and Identity July 2010:“Genetic simulations and their role in scientific discovery”, (NACAP-2010).
, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. The 2010 North American Conference on Computing and Philosophy July 2010:“Digital guesswork: discovery and genetic algorithms”, (Aristotelian/Mind-2010).
, University College Dublin, Ireland. Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association July 2010:“Two types of explanation in string theory”, (BSPS-2010).
, University College Dublin, Ireland. Annual Meeting of the British Society for the Philosophy of Science July 2010:“Can a quantum theory explain spacetime? The String Theory case”,
, U. of Aberdeen. Royal Institute of Philosophy: the 16th U.K. and European Meeting on the Foundations of Physics October 2009:“Fiber Bundles: Interpretation and Formalism”,
, Amsterdam, Holland. The European Philosophy of Science Association May 2009:“A Nascent Work on Universals: T.Maudlin’s Fiber Bundle Metaphysics”,
, Edmonton, Canada. Society for Exact Philosophy March 2009:“Simulation and Stability of Theories”,
, U. of Virginia. Models and Simulations 3 July 2008:“Allostasis and homeostasis in life sciences and in robotics. Philosophical implications.”, (presentation).
, Indiana University, Bloomington. The 2008 North American Conference on Computing and Philosophy April 2008:“Dynamics and Emergence in the Definition of Living Systems”, (presentation).
, Duke University. 7th Annual Conference in Philosophy and Biology April 2008:“Holism or Mechanism for Noise? A case study analysis”, (presentation).
, University of Colorado, Denver. Mind, Brain, and Experience: At the Intersections of Philosophy, Science, and Medicine March 2008:“Dynamics and Emergence in the Definition of Living Systems”, (presentation).
, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. South Carolina and North Carolina Philosophical Societies, Joint Conference November 2007:“Are Noise and Chaos Mechanistic? Ichiro Tsuda’s Model of Episodic Memory and Olfactory System”, (Poster panel).
, San Diego. Third Annual Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Conference August 2007:“How to Apply Structures to the World: Non-aprioristic Logic and Structural Realism”, (did not attend).
, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. 13th International Congress of Logic Methodology and Philosophy of Science June 2007:“Autonomy, Allostatic Mechanisms, and AI: A Biomimetic Perspective”, (with Cory Wright).
, University of San Diego. 7th International Computer Ethics Conference June 2006:“Unification and Explanation in Kaluza-Klein Theory”, (presentation).
, Concordia University (Montreal, Canada). Second International Conference on the Ontology of Spacetime April 2005:“Modal Fantasies of Factualism and What They are About”, (Commenter: John Kuczynski).
Berkeley-Stanford-Davis Conference in Philosophy, University of California, Davis. October 2004:“A Bohmian Answer to the Identity Crisis”, (presentation).
9th Annual Southern California Philosophy Conference, University of California, Irvine. August 1999:“Logic for Time Intervals and Synchronicity”, (presentation).
11th International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, Jagiellonian University (Krakow, Poland).