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Alama, Jesse

Jesse Alama is a post-doctoral researcher in the Dialogical Foundations of Semantics project based at the Center for Artificial Intelligence at the New University of Lisbon in Portugal and also works part-time as an Assistant Editor for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.  He completed his Ph.D. in 2009 under the supervision of Grigori Mints in the Stanford University Department of Philosophy. His dissertation, Formal Proofs and Refutations, extends and re-interprets the critical philosophy of mathematics of Imre Lakatos in the light of the results of modern automated theorem proving (especially proof checking).

Nodelman, Uri

Dr. Uri Nodelman is a Research Associate at the Center for the Study of Language and Information, Stanford University.  He serves as the ​Senior Editor of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.  ​He obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science at Stanford in 2007, having completed a dissertation thesis titled Continuous Time Bayesian Networks. ​Nodelman has published several papers in the proceedings of conferences on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence. 

Oppenheimer, Paul E.

Paul E. Oppenheimer is an Assistant Editor of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy​.  He has published (co-authored) papers in the Journal of Logic and Computation, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Journal of Molecular Structure​, International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, and Physical Review B​, among others.  Paul holds an M.A. in Philosophy from Princeton University, and was the runner-up for the Gordon Bell Prize in supercomputing in 1993.

Pease, Emma

Emma Pease is a System Administrator for the Openproof project, an Associate Editor for the CSLI Publications project, and an Assistant Editor for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy project.  

Zalta, Edward N.

Dr. Edward N. Zalta is a Senior Research Scholar at the Center for the Study of Language and Information at Stanford University. He directs the Metaphysics Research Lab at CSLI and serves as the Principal Editor of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, a dynamic reference work that he designed. His research specialties include metaphysics and formal ontology, the philosophy of mathematics, computational metaphysics, and intensional logic, among others.  Zalta has published two books, Abstract Objects: An Introduction to Axiomatic Metaphysics (D. Reidel, 1983) and Intensional Logic and the Metaphysics of Intentionality (MIT Press, 1988), as well as articles in the Journal of Philosophy, Mind, Journal of Philosophical Logic, Noûs, Journal of Logic and Computation, Bulletin of Symbolic Logic, and elsewhere.  Zalta obtained an honors B.A. from Rice University in 1975, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst in 1981. He came to Stanford in 1984 as a Postdoctoral Fellow at CSLI.