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E.J. Pacuit




TIAS Business School

 

Expertise

 My research focuses on mathematical and philosophical logic (especially modal logic), formal epistemology and foundational issues in game theory. I am also interested in voting theory and social choice theory.  See my website for more information. 

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Publications

Principal publications
  • Merging Frameworks for Interaction (with Johan van Benthem, Jelle Gerbrandy, and Tomohiro Hoshi), Journal of Philosophical Logic, 2009.
  • Classical Systems of First-Order Modal Logic (with Horacio Arlo-Costa), Studia Logica, 84(2), pp. 171 - 210, 2006
  • Understanding the Brandenburger-Keisler Belief Paradox, Studia Logica, 86(3), pp. 435 - 454, 2007.
  • The Logic of Knowledge Based Obligation (with Rohit Parikh and Eva Cogan), Synthese, 149(2), pp. 311 - 341, 2006.

Click here for the extended list of publications PDF

 

Education

Ph.D. Computer Science, 2005

Graduate Center of the City University of New York
New York City, New York
Thesis Title: Topics in Social Software: Information in Strategic Situations
Thesis Supervisor: Rohit Parikh

Masters Mathematics, 2000
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio

B.S. Mathematics, 1998
Ohio University Honors Tutorial College
Athens, Ohio

Career

I am currently a resident fellow at the Tilburg Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science (TiLPS) and assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy at Tilburg University. During my Ph.D. studies, I worked as an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at Brooklyn College (2000 - 2005). After three years of postdoctoral research at the Institute of Logic, Language and Information at the University of Amsterdam (2005 - 2007) and the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University (2007-2008), I spent a year as a visiting assistant professor at the Department of Philosophy at Stanford University (2008 - 2009).

Publications

Principal publications
  • Merging Frameworks for Interaction (with Johan van Benthem, Jelle Gerbrandy, and Tomohiro Hoshi), Journal of Philosophical Logic, 2009.
  • Classical Systems of First-Order Modal Logic (with Horacio Arlo-Costa), Studia Logica, 84(2), pp. 171 - 210, 2006
  • Understanding the Brandenburger-Keisler Belief Paradox, Studia Logica, 86(3), pp. 435 - 454, 2007.
  • The Logic of Knowledge Based Obligation (with Rohit Parikh and Eva Cogan), Synthese, 149(2), pp. 311 - 341, 2006.

Click here for the extended list of publications PDF

Direct and indirect funding

NWO Vidi Grant 016.094.345: A Formal Analysis of Social Procedures (Humanities Division), Principal Investigator, 720,000 EUR (2009 - 2014).

National Science Foundation International Research Fellowship, OISE 0502312: Mathematical Foundations of Social Software Principal Investigator, $90,350 (2006 - 2008).

External accreditation

Editorial Board: Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Logic, Agency and Computation section.

Conferences

 Selected Invited Lectures

 

Teaching

Teaching activities elsewhere

I have extensive experience teaching logic at both the undergraduate and graduate levels (Consult my teaching page for a complete list of my courses):

Stanford University: First-order Logic, Logic and Computation, Model Theory, Logics for Rational Interaction (with Yoav Shoham), Can machines think? Can machines feel? (with Yoav Shoham).

ILLC: Modal Logic, Model Theory, Recursion Theory, Research Seminar on Social Software

I have also taught a number of short (5 day) courses at the European Summer School for Logic, Language and Information. The webpage for each course can be found below:

Other activities

Organizing: Workshop on Logics of Rational Interaction (LORI-II), Chongqing, China, October 7 - 11, 2009; Theoretical Aspects of Rationality and Knowledge (TARK 2009), Local Organizing Chair; Workshop on Intelligent Interaction, August 2008 (with Johan van Benthem); Epistemology meets Logic, Informally, May 2008 (with Tomohiro Hoshi and Assaf Sharon);  Foundations of the Formal Sciences VI: Reasoning about Probabilities and Probabilistic Reasoning, May 2007 (with Benedikt Loewe and Jan-Willem Romeijn); Workshop on Logics for Social Situations, December 2006  (with Johan van Benthem); Coordinated (with Rohit Parikh) the Knowledge, Games and Beliefs group of CUNY, 2001 - 2005

Refereeing Duties:  Knowledge, Rationality and Action, Synthese, ESSLLI 2006, 2007 Student Session, Journal of Logic and Computation, Journal of Philosophical Logic, SIAM Journal of Discrete Mathematics, Journal of AI Research, International Journal of Game Theory, Review of Symbolic Logic

Masters Thesis Supervisor: Tijmen Daniels, Social Choice and Logic via Simple Games; Johathan Zvesper (with Krister Segerberg), A Revised Version: Belief Revision and Epistemic Acts; Can Baskent, Topics in Subset Space Logic; Lena Kurzen (with Ulle Endriss), Logics of Cooperation and Preference


Contact details
Room
PO Box 90153
5000 LE Tilburg
Email e.j.pacuit@tilburguniversity.edu

Personal homepage

TIAS Business School

Last amended: 28 August 2009

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