Testimonials overview

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  • Dr. Ashley BurgoyneAssistant Professor in Music Cognition

    'We found four characteristics of melodies that can predict long-term memorability of pop music, as well as four groups of strategies people use to recognise music.'
  • Dr. Davide Grossi

    'Mathematics helps us understanding core social values like fairness, inclusivity, truthfulness, and how to realize them in our societies. Maybe not only the ‘book of nature’ but also the 'book of utopia’ is written in mathematical language.'
  • Dr. Luca IncurvatiAssoicate Professor in Philosophical Logic

    'In the study of human language and the logical codification of arguments, assertion has taken centre stage. But only by giving rejection its due can we explain how meaning emerges from our linguistic interactions and inferential practices.'
  • Dr. Maria AloniAssociate Professor in Logic and Language

    'People often draw conclusions that go beyond what is literally said and reason contrary to the prescriptions of classical logic. But even such cases of divergence between everyday and logical-mathematical reasoning can be studied by logical means in a precise and rigorous way.'
  • Dr. Nick Bezhanishvili

    'Logic gives rise to interesting and beautiful mathematical structures such as Boolean algebras, Heyting algebras and the like. These in turn provide a powerful machinery for analysing logical systems. My work studies interactions between such systems and their mathematical models. In particular, it is centered on applications of algebraic and topological methods to logic.'
  • Dr. Sebastian de HaroAssistant Professor in Philosophy of Science

    'In both physics and philosophy, equivalent theories are puzzling: for key recent scientific discoveries turn on theories being equivalent, and yet saying strikingly different things about the world.'
  • Prof. F. LiuProfessor by special appointment

    'In the age of Google+, Facebook, and Twitter, we need a logic of social information networks to understand where we are, and where we will be going.'
  • Prof. Floris RoelofsenAssociate Professor in Logic and Language

    'The semantic analysis of natural language requires a logical framework whose notion of meaning does not only embody informative content, but also inquisitive content.'
  • Prof. Henkjan HoningProfessor of Cognitive and Computational Musicology and KNAW-Hendrik Muller Professor of Music Cognition

    'Musicality precedes language ánd music: The early signs of musical skill are not of a linguistic nature. They are in fact the preverbal and preliterate stage of our musical listening in development.'
  • Prof. Huub DijstelbloemProfessor of Philosophy of Science, Technology and Politics

    'Building bridges between science, research, society and policy-making, and methodological and conceptual innovation is central to his work. Co-founder of Platform for the Ethics and Politics of Technology and one of the initiators of the movement Science in Transition.'
  • Prof. Johan van BenthemEmeritus University Professor

    'Johan van Benthem elected member of American Academy and is Emeritus University Professor of Pure and Applied Logic, University of Amsterdam, and Henry Waldgrave Stuart Professor of philosophy, Stanford University.'
  • Prof. Khalil Sima'anProfessor of Computational Linguistics

    'Like energy in physical systems, the meaning of an utterance cannot be observed directly. The modeling of meaning conservation should become a central goal of Computational Linguistics. Only then will we have machine-translation models that conserve meaning.'
  • Prof. Raquel FernándezProfessor in Computational Linguistics

    'Our ability to communicate using language in conversation is the hallmark of human intelligence. Computational dialogue models allow us to probe this ability.'
  • Prof. Rens BodProfessor of Computational and Digital Humanities,

    'Discoveries in the humanities dramatically changed the world: without philology no Enlightenment, without musicology no Scientific Revolution and without formal linguistics no Internet revolution.'
  • Prof. Robert van RooijProfessor of Logic and Cognition

    'The tension between the Real and the Ideal is what's fascinating about logic and game theory, and also about the study of language.'
  • Prof. Sonja SmetsProfessor of Logic and Epistemology

    'The notion of correlated informational interaction can act as a new common ground between philosophy of physics, philosophy of science, learning theory, epistemology and informatics. Logic is the core engine of this new alignment.'
  • Prof. Ulle EndrissProfessor of Artificial Intelligence and Collective Decision Making

    'Any mechanism we, as a society, might use to negotiate an agreement, resolve a conflict, or take any other kind of collective decision is ultimately an algorithm.'