Department of Philosophy and the College
Anubav Vasudevan’s current research interests are in the areas of epistemology and philosophy of science, with a particular emphasis on the foundations of probability. His work focuses on addressing the question: What does it mean for one assignment of probabilities to be more rational than another? His dissertation explored the role that judgments of symmetry play in both probabilistic inference and decision-making.
He has received several fellowships and awards, including the Columbia University Core Curriculum Preceptorship from 2009 to 2011, the Columbia University GSAS Fellowship, the William H. Williams Award for Academic Excellence in Philosophy, and the H. Y. Loh Award for Academic Excellence in Physics. His article “Deceptive Updating and Minimal Information Methods” is forthcoming in Synthese.
Vasudevan received his PhD in philosophy from Columbia University in 2011 and his MA in philosophy and BS in physics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 2004 and 2002, respectively.
Vasudevan joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2011.