PhD Candidate David Abel of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has just been selected from a highly competitive pool of students to join the fifth cohort of the Open Graduate Education program.
"The formal tools of CS can help ground age-old philosophical questions, while philosophy can bring unique methods and perspectives to bear on investigations central to CS," he says, "I hope to research questions at the intersection of the two fields, such as those regarding the limitations of reasoning, computation, and intelligence. It's encouraging to know that Brown University advocates interdisciplinary research."
Through this Graduate School program, doctoral students gain the flexibility and resources to pursue a master's degree in a secondary field while they earn their doctorates at Brown University. David joins eight other students, whose areas of study range from History, Anthropology, and Comparative Literature to Cognitive Sciences and Engineering.
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