Placement Record TiLPS
Lasha Abzianidze obtained his PhD at TiLPS in 2016, for which he was funded by an NWO grant. In his PhD thesis, he focused on developing the proof theory for natural logic, particularly, an analytic tableau system which takes as its input lambda logical forms. After obtaining his PhD he moved to the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (RUG), to be active as a Postdoc Researcher in the Parallel Meaning Bank, a corpus of parallel texts annotated with formal meaning representations,contributing to wide-coverage compositional semantics suitable for a multilingual application (part of the NWO project 'Lost in Translation – Found in Meaning'). For more updates follow the link to his profile.
Huub Brouwer defended his PhD at TiLPS in 2020, finishing his dissertation in 2019. His PhD, entitled "Desert, Luck, and Justice", inquires into what role the concept of desert can plausibly play within theorizing about distributive justice. He went on to become a postdoctoral researcher at Utrecht University in 2019 and returned as an assistant professor at our department in 2020. For more updates follow the link to his profile
Colin Elliot was a PhD student at TiLPS, whose research focuses on the subjective interpretation of probability. He is finished his PhD in 2019. His interests lie mainly in Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Mathematics. Colin decided agains pursuing a career in academics, and became an IT Trainee in the ING Top Engineer Program in Amsterdam. He found a job after concluding this training.
Machteld Geuskens was a PhD student at TiLPS, whose interdisciplinary research project concerns the moral and epistemological basis for sharing knowledge. This research project is funded by an NWO grant in ethics & epistemology. She finished her PhD in 2019 and became active as a lecturer in Philosophy and Methodology of Law at the Erasmus School of Law after that. For more updates follow the link to her profile.
Sean Gould obtained a PhD at TiLPS in 2013 for a thesis on virtue ethics and mind/environment coupled systems. He went on to live in McCall, Idaho USA where he became a snowboard/ski instructor in the winter and in the summer a rock climber and taking on a variety of jobs. He joined the board of trustees for the local library, became a member or his city's Environmental Advisory Committee, and a member of a State supervised Water Quality Council. Sean also became a political advocate for wilderness areas, wolves, and other wildlife in his region. For more updates follow the link to his profile.
Dominik Klein obtained his PhD at TiLPS in 2015 (cum laude). In his thesis 'Social interaction - a formal exploration', he explored the application of formal modelling tools such as logic, probability theory or computer simulations to various problems in epistemology and political philosophy. In 2015, he became a postdoctoral researcher in the Philosophy and Economics Program at the University of Bayreuth and the Political Science Department in Bamberg, Germany. For more updates follow the link to his profile.
Silvia Ivani obtained her PhD at TiLPS in 2020. Her primary research interests are in Philosophy of Science and Feminist Philosophy. Her PhD dissertation explores the interplay between epistemic, social, and moral factors in science by analysing the role of cognitive and non-cognitive values in evolutionary psychology. After her PhD, Silvia became a junior lecturer at Eindhoven University of Technology and in September 2020 a postdoctoral researcher at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. For more updates follow the link to her profile.
Kristina Liefke obtained her PhD at TiLPS in 2014. Her dissertation discusses the type-theoretic foundations of formal natural language semantics -- in particular, the possibility of modeling a standard fragment of English through the use of a single type of semantic primitive. After her PhD, Kristina went on to become a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) at LMU Munich. In 2015, she became PI of the MCMP-based project "Unity and Unification in Intensional Semantics", funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), in collaboration with Stanford University and Ochanomizu University (Tokyo). For more updates follow the link to her profile.
Chiara Lisciandra received her PhD from Tilburg University in 2013. Her PhD thesis was a philosophical enquiry into the origin and the evolution of norms in society. After her stay at Tilburg, Chiara spent one year as a research fellow at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, Munich University. Afterwards, she obtained a postdoctoral research position at TINT, Finnish Centre of Excellence in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences, University of Helsinki. She went on to become an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Groningen, Faculty of Economics and Business. Her primary research interests are in general philosophy of science and in philosophy of the social sciences, with side interests in social epistemology and philosophy of economics. For more updates follow the link to her profile.
Alessandra Marra was a PhD student at TiLPS, working on the project 'Logical and Computational Models of Moral Reasoning' collaboration with the NWO funded program 'Towards Logics that Model Natural Reasoning' under guidance of Dr. Reinhard Muskens and Prof. Alan Thomas. This research project focused on modeling moral reasoning, and the addressing of some of the conceptual and formal issues critical for current works in deontic logic, linguistic semantics and meta-ethics. After her PhD, Alessandra moved to Bayreuth University in Germany, where she became a lecturer in Philosophy of Language and Philosophical Modal Logic. For further updates see link to her profile.
Carlo Martini obtained his Ph.D. at TiLPS in 2011. His Ph.D. thesis was on disagreement and the formation of consensus in small groups like policy-making and scientific committees. After his Ph.D. he taught at the University of Bayreuth, before starting a research postdoc at the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences. Carlo has coedited, with Marcel Boumans, and contributed for, the volume Experts and Consensus in Social Science (Springer, 2014). He was awarded a grant of 50,000 euros by the Finnish Cultural Foundation to organize a series of workshops on the theme: The trinity of policy-making: evidence, causation and argumentation and went on to work on the contribution of experts' subjective judgment to scientific consensus and policy-making decisions; he is interested in how to provide an account for the presence of subjectivity in a theory of evidence, and how to improve subjective judgments in the context of science and policy making. For more updates follow the link to his profile.
Niki Pfeifer obtained a PhD (with distinction) from TiLPS in 2012, after having previously completed a PhD (with distinction) in psychology at the University of Salzburg in 2006. In his PhD Thesis, Niki focused on the topic of uncertain reasoning, offering a natural, formal, epistemological view on the topic. Niki went on to become a senior research fellow at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, where his research focused on the intersections of formal epistemology, probability logic, and the psychology of reasoning, specifically the foundations of reasoning under uncertainty. He also became a lecturer at the Universität Regensburg in Regensburg, Germany. For more updates follow the link to his profile.
Soroush Rafiee Rad
Soroush Rafiee Rad obtained his PhD in Mathematical Logic at the University of Manchester in 2009 with a thesis on inductive logic and probabilistic reasoning and finished a PhD in Philosophy at TiLPS in 2014. His thesis consisted of essays on Mathematical Philosophy and were mainly focused on the dynamics of information change. After his PhD, he went on to become a postdoctoral position at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation at the University of Amsterdam under the direction of Dr. Sonja Smets and after that a postdoctoral researcher at Bayreuth University working under the supervision of Professor Olivier Roy. For more updates follow the link to his profile.
Chiara Raucea obtained her PhD from the Department of European and International Public Law from Tilburg University in 2017. In her PhD thesis she addressed the question of the conceptual relation between 'citizen status' and 'citizen rights' through the development of a novel conceptual framework from philosophical accounts of citizenship. After her PhD, Chiara continued working at the Department of European and International Public Law, where she did research in European Law (primarily free movement and migration law) and Legal and Political Philosophy (primarily political membership and citizenship rights). For further updates follow the link to her profile.
Janine Reinert graduated with a PhD in philosophy from Tilburg University in December 2017. Title of her thesis: "Impossible Intentionality. Lewis, Meinong and the Ontological Foundations of Intentional Semantic", 2017. Supervisor: Reinhard Muskens. Before that, she obtained an MA in Philosophy and Modern Japanese Studies at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf. After that she relocated to Bogotá, Colombia where she published the article 'The truth about impossibility (and how not to tell it)',which appeared in the Philosophical Quarterly shortly before she defended her PhD thesis. After that she left academia. For further updates follow the link to her profile.
Umberto Sconfienza obtained his PhD from the Department of European and International Public Law from Tilburg University in 2017, in the field of Legal Philosophy. After his PhD, Umberto moved to Frankfurt am Main in Germany, where he became a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Cluster of Excellence 'Normative Orders' of Goethe University. He is interested in questions about environmental narratives (stories people tell each other concerning what counts as an environmental problem) and how they shape environmental policies 'on the ground.' For further updates follow the link to his profile.
Stefan Wintein obtained his PhD at TiLPS in 2012 (cum laude). In his PhD thesis he developed and motivated various logics for a language with a (self-referential) truth predicate. After obtaining his PhD he taught mathematics and statistics at De Haagse Hogeschool. In 2013 he became a Postdoctoral researcher at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), involved in F.A. Muller’s Vici winning project The Structure of Reality and the Reality of Structure. For further updates follow the link to his profile.