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Adrian Erasmus

PhD student

College: Hughes Hall
Supervisor: Jacob Stegenga
Thesis topic: Predicting the Effectiveness of Medical Interventions

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Research Interests

My research focuses on medical epistemology, particularly conceptual and methodological questions about medical inference, and the intersection of values and epistemic concerns in medical artificial intelligence. 

Publications 

Forthcoming. "What is Interpretability?" Philosophy & Technology (With Tyler Brunet and Eyal Fisher) 

2020 "Data-dredging Bias" In Catalogue of Bias https://catalogofbias.org/biases/data-dredging-bias/ (with Bennett Holman and John Ioannidis) 

Selected Talks

Nov 2021 “Assessing the Consequences of P-hacking using Expected Utility and the Argument from Inductive Risk.” The 27th Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association, Baltimore, USA

Jul 2021 “Integrating Mechanistic Evidence for Predicting Medical Effectiveness.” The 8th Biennial Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice Conference, East Lansing, USA

Aug 2019 “Expected Utility, Inductive Risk, and the Consequences of P-hacking.” Bayes by the Sea Conference, Ancona, Italy

Aug 2019 “Expected Utility, Inductive Risk, and the Consequences of P-hacking.” The 16th International Congress on Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic

Jun 2019 “Inductive Risk, Expected Utility, and the Consequences of P-Hacking in Medical Research.” The 8th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable, Paris, France

Jun 2019 “Inductive Risk, Expected Utility, and the Consequences of P-Hacking.” The Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science Conference, Vancouver, Canada

Jun 2019 “Etiological, Symptom-Based, and Pathophysiological Approaches to Disease Classification.” The Canadian Philosophy Association Conference, Vancouver, Canada

Jun 2017 “Inductive Risk and Extrapolation in Medicine.” The Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science Conference, Toronto, Canada

May 2017 “Inductive Risk and Extrapolation in Medicine.” The 7th Annual Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology Conference, Dallas, USA

Jan 2014 “A Tracking Theory of Prediction.” The Philosophical Society of Southern Africa Conference, Bloemfontein, South Africa

 

Undergraduate Supervising

2020/21

Philosophy of the Biomedical Sciences

2019/20

Epistemology and Metaphysics of Science

2018/19

Epistemology and Metaphysics of Science

Philosophy and Scientific Practice

Philosophy of Science

Metaphysics and Epistemology (Faculty of Philosophy)

Logic (Faculty of Philosophy)

2017/18

Epistemology and Metaphysics of Science

Logic (Faculty of Philosophy)