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Sterkenburg, Tom

Tom Sterkenburg, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow


Mailing Address:
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Fakultät für Philosophie, Wissenschaftstheorie
und Religionswissenschaft
Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP)
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
D-80539 München

Ludwigstr. 31
Room 126
D-80539 München


Further Information

I hold an MA and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Groningen. I wrote my PhD thesis on the theory of universal prediction stemming from algorithmic information theory. This work was performed at both the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI, the Dutch national research institute for mathematics and computer science) and the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Groningen, supervised by Peter Grünwald and Jan-Willem Romeijn, respectively.
Before that, I received a BSc in Artificial Intelligence (VU University Amsterdam), a MSc in Logic (ILLC, University of Amsterdam), and a MSc in History and Philosophy of Science (Descartes Centre, Utrecht University).

Research interests

My research is concerned with the philosophy of induction and the foundations of (information-theoretic) statistics and machine learning.