Jan Sprenger is the primary investigator on the project and professore ordinario in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Turin (2017–). After completing a mathematics degree, he gained a Ph.D. in philosophy in 2008 at the University of Bonn, Germany. Then, he was Assistant Professor in the philosophy department at Tilburg University (2008–2014). From 2014 to 2017, he was Professor of Philosophy of Science at Tilburg University and Scientific Director of the Tilburg Center for Logic, General Ethics, and Philosophy of Science (TiLPS).
Jan works mostly in philosophy of science, in particular the foundations of statistical inference, formal epistemology and decision theory. He publishes in journals such as Philosophical Review, Mind, Philosophy of Science, and British Journal for the Philosophy of Science and he is currently finishing a research monograph “Bayesian Philosophy of Science” (with Stephan Hartmann). For more information, see his personal homepage. You may contact him at jan dot sprenger at unito dot it.
Mattia Andreoletti is postdoctoral researcher on the project. He joined us very recently, in September 2018. He holds a PhD from the FOLSATEC program at the European School of Molecular Medicine (SEMM), affiliated with the European Institute of Oncology (IEO, Milan). His research interests range from philosophy of biology and medicine to social epistemology. At the moment, he is working on replicability issues in experimental sciences. He also has some laboratory experience, serving as an intern in different labs during the PhD. You may contact him at mattia dot andreoletti at unito dot it.
Noah N.N. van Dongen is a Ph.D. candidate on the project (since September 2016). He studied Arts and Culture Studies at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, which got him interested in statistics and research methods. After graduation he taught statistics at Erasmus School of History Culture and Communication and did research on art appreciation from a neuroscientific and cultural sociological perspective. His main interests are the dependencies between how statistics and research methods are and should be used and what could be done to close the gap. You may contact him at n dot djaye at gmail dot com.
Michał Sikorski is a Ph.D. candidate on the project (since September 2015). He completed his undergraduate degree in philosophy at Gdańsk University (Poland). Then he did an MSc at the LOGOS research center at the University of Barcelona. His research interests are philosophy of language and philosophy of science; his MSc thesis develops a probabilistic semantics for indicative conditionals. Michał is especially interested in using probabilistic tools to model aspects of human mental life. For more information, see his website.
Felipe Romero was a postdoctoral researcher on the project from September 2016 to April 2018 and left the project for taking up a position as Assistant Professor at the University of Groningen. His research interests fall in the domains of philosophy of science, social epistemology, and philosophy of cognitive science. In his current work, he explores the role of the social structure of science on the production, propagation, and correction of scientific error. He is also interested in the metaphysics and epistemology of mechanisms, knowledge ascriptions, and social comparison.
Felipe obtained his Ph.D. in the Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology program at Washington University in St. Louis (Summer 2016). For more information, see his personal homepage. You may contact him at carlosfeliperomero at gmail dot com.