Keynote Speakers

Pierpaolo Battigalli

Degree in Economic and Social Sciences, Bocconi University. Master in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, London School of Economics. PhD in Economics, Bocconi University.

Full Professor of Microeconomics and Game Theory. Head of the Department of Decison Sciences. Dean of the PhD School 2014-19. Director of the PhD in Economics 2005-2010. He has taught at the Politecnico di Milano, Princeton University, and the European University Institute. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, Fellow and a founding member of the Game Theory Society, and Economic Theory Fellow. He is or was Associate Editor of Econometrica, Games and Economic Behavior, International Journal of Game Theory, Theoretical Economics, and Texts in Logic and Games.

Tina Eliassi-Riad

Tina Eliassi-Rad is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. She is also a core faculty member at Northeastern University's Network Science Institute. Prior to joining Northeastern, Tina was an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Rutgers University; and before that she was a Member of Technical Staff and Principal Investigator at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Her research is rooted in data mining and machine learning; and spans theory, algorithms, and applications of big data from networked representations of physical and social phenomena. Tina's work has been applied to personalized search on the World-Wide Web, statistical indices of large-scale scientific simulation data, fraud detection, mobile ad targeting, cyber situational awareness, and ethics in machine learning. Her algorithms have been incorporated into systems used by the government and industry (e.g., IBM System G Graph Analytics) as well as open-source software (e.g., Stanford Network Analysis Project). In 2017, she served as the program co-chair for the ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (a.k.a. KDD, which is the premier conference on data mining) and as the program co-chair for the International Conference on Network Science (a.k.a. NetSci, which is the premier conference on network science). In 2010, she received an Outstanding Mentor Award from the Office of Science at the US Department of Energy.

Branden Fitelson

Before teaching at Northeastern, Branden Fitelson held teaching positions at Rutgers, UC-Berkeley, San José State, and Stanford and visiting positions at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy at LMU-Munich (MCMP @ LMU) and the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation at the University of Amsterdam (ILLC @ UvA). Branden got his MA and PhD in philosophy from UW-Madison. Before entering philosophy, Branden studied math and physics at Wisconsin, and he worked as a research scientist at Argonne National Laboratory and a NASA contractor.

Clayton Littlejohn


Dr Clayton Littlejohn studied philosophy at Rhodes College and the University of Nebraska. Before joining King’s in 2011, he taught at Southern Methodist University and the University of Texas at San Antonio. 

Reasearch interest and Phd supervision:

  • Epistemology, especially epistemic justification, epistemic norms, perception, relations between theoretical and practical reason, and scepticism.

  • Ethical theory, especially the moral significance of intention, the distinction between justification and excuse.

  • Reasons for action.

Dr. Littlejohn’s research interests are primarily in epistemology, specifically on debates about justification and epistemic normativity. He also has interests in action theory and ethical theory, especially debates about the nature of reasons for action and the moral significance of intention.

Sherrilyn Roush


Sherrilyn Roush is an American philosopher and Professor of Philosophy in UCLA Department of Philosophy specializing in the philosophy of science and epistemology.

She joined King's College London in 2014 after accepting the inaugural Peter Sowerby Chair in Philosophy and Medicine. Previously, Roush was an assistant professor at the Department of Philosophy at Rice University (1999–2006). She was then an associate professor and then a full professor of philosophy at U. C. Berkeley. Starting winter quarter 2018, she is professor of philosophy at UCLA.

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