“Philosophy & Physical Computing,” is a two-week summer workshop aimed at providing philosophers, computer scientists, and experimental scientists with the technical skills and philosophical perspective necessary to collaborate with one another on problems of common interest, specifically problems concerning reliable inference from empirical data. The program is supported by the NSF and Virginia Tech, and will provide full room and board for participants. More details are available below and at thinkandcode.vtlibraries.org[thinkandcode.vtlibraries.org].
The due date for completing an application is May 8, 2016.
Organized by Benjamin C. Jantzen, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Virginia Tech
When: July 11 – 24, 2016
Where: Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Who should apply:
The workshop is open to graduate students in master’s or PhD programs in philosophy or the sciences, including computer science.
Students accepted into the program will be provided with full room and board.
What you’ll learn:
– basic programming skills for machine learning
– philosophical approaches to scientific methodology
– formal learning theory
– how to interface computers with the physical world
– how to share what you’ve learned
What you’ll do:
– many hands-on projects in philosophy and machine learning with physical systems
– run a “Robot Scientist” outreach event for secondary school students
To apply for the program, complete an online application here. To be considered, complete applications (including one letter of reference) must be received by May 8. Notifications of acceptance will be made by May 15.