Hi! I'm Shane, a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation at Universiteit van Amsterdam, on the project Cognitive Semantics and Quantities.

During March and April 2017, I was a visiting researcher at Institut Jean Nicod at École Normale Supérieure. Before that, I did my PhD in Philosophy and Symbolic Systems from Stanford University. During Summer 2016, I was a research software engineering intern in the Research and Machine Intelligence division of Google. Before that, I studied Philosophy, Mathematics, and Computer Science at The Johns Hopkins University.

You can find out more by looking at my CV or just scrolling down.

You can reach me via snail or electronic mail:

P.C. Hoofthuis, room 6.27
134 Spuistraat
1012 VB Amsterdam

S.N.M.Steinert-Threlkeld AT uva DOT nl

Research

Journal Articles

Peter Hawke and Shane Steinert-Threlkeld, "Informational Dynamics of Epistemic Possibility Modals", Synthese, online first (DOI: 10.1007/s11229-016-1216-8)

Shane Steinert-Threlkeld, "Compositional Signaling in a Complex World", Journal of Logic, Language, and Information, vol 25 no 3, pp. 379-397 (DOI: 10.1007/s10849-016-9236-9)

Shane Steinert-Threlkeld, "Compositionality and Competition in Monkey Alert Calls", Theoretical Linguistics, vol 42 no 1-2, pp. 159-171 (DOI: 10.1515/tl-2016-0009)

Shane Steinert-Threlkeld, "Some Properties of Iterated Languages", Journal of Logic, Language, and Information, vol 25 no 2, pp. 191-213 (DOI: 10.1007/s10849-016-9239-6)

Shane Steinert-Threlkeld and Thomas F. Icard, III., "Iterating semantic automata", Linguistics and Philosophy, vol 36 no 2, pp. 151-173 (DOI: 10.1007/s10988-013-9132-6)

Grigori Mints and Shane Steinert-Threlkeld, "ADC Method of Proof Search in Intuitionistic Propositional Natural Deduction", Journal of Logic and Computation, vol 26 no 1, pp. 395-408 (DOI: 10.1093/logcom/ext032)

Shane Steinert-Threlkeld, Siamak Ardekani, Jose L.V. Mejino, Landon Todd Detwiler, James F. Brinkley, Michael Halle, Ron Kikinis, Raimond L. Winslow, Michael I. Miller, and J. Tilak Ratnanather, "Ontological Labels for Automated Location of Anatomical Shape Differences", Journal of Biomedical Informatics, vol 45 no 3, pp. 522-527 (DOI: 10.1016/j.jbi/2012.02.013)

Conference Proceedings

Peter Hawke and Shane Steinert-Threlkeld, "Assertability Semantics for Conditionals, Quantification and Modality", Proceedings of the American Philosophical Association Pacific Division, forthcoming.

Shane Steinert-Threlkeld, "Uniform Definability in Assertability Semantics", Proceedings of the 21st Amsterdam Colloquium, forthcoming.

Shane Steinert-Threlkeld, Gert-Jan Munneke, and Jakub Szymanik, "Alternative Representations in Formal Semantics: A case study of quantifiers", Proceedings of the 20th Amsterdam Colloquium, eds. Thomas Brochhagen, Floris Roelofsen, and Nadine Thelier, pp. 368-379.

Peter Hawke and Shane Steinert-Threlkeld, "Informational Dynamics of `Might' Assertions", Proceedings of Logic, Rationality, and Interaction (LORI-V), eds. Wiebe van der Hoek, Wes Holliday, and Wen-fang Wang, pp. 143-155. (DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-48561-3_12)

Shane Steinert-Threlkeld, "Learning to Use Function Words in Signaling Games", Proceedings of Information Dynamics in Artificial Societies (IDAS-14), eds. Emiliano Lorini and Laurent Perrussel.

Shane Steinert-Threlkeld, "On the Decidability of Iterated Languages", Proceedings of Philosophy, Mathematics, Linguistics: Aspects of Interaction (PhML2014), ed. Oleg Prosorov, pp. 215-224.

Jakub Szymanik, Shane Steinert-Threlkeld, Marcin Zajenkowski, and Thomas F. Icard, III., "Automata and Complexity in Multiple-Quantifier Sentence Verification", Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling (ICCM)

Shane Steinert-Threlkeld, Siamak Ardekani, Jose L.V. Mejino, Landon Todd Detwiler, James F. Brinkley, Michael Halle, Ron Kikinis, Raimond L. Winslow, Michael I. Miller, and J. Tilak Ratnanather, "Ontological Labels for Automated Location of Left-Ventricular Remodeling", Proceedings of 2011 Fifth IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing, pp. 572- 573 (DOI: 10.1109/ICSC.2011.99)

Encyclopedias, etc.

Shane Steinert-Threlkeld, "Lambda Calculi", Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Other Refereed Talks

Shane Steinert-Threlkeld, Gert-Jan Munneke, and Jakub Szynamik, "Alternative Representations in Proportional Quantifier Verification", at Workshop on Linguistic and Cognitive Aspects of Quantification

Peter Hawke and Shane Steinert-Threlkeld, "Epistemic Modality and the Dynamics of Discourse", at 2015 Berkley-Stanford-Davis Graduate Student Conference

Eric Acton, Daria Popova, and Shane Steinert-Threlkeld, "Quantifier Scope and Tensed Clauses", at 6th California Universities Semantics and Pragmatics Conference

Shane Steinert-Threlkeld, "Deflationism, Gaps, and Expressive Power", at 2013 Berkeley-Stanford-Davis Graduate Student Conference

Teaching

Primary Instructor

  • Neural network methods for quantifiers @ ILLC, Universiteit van Amsterdam
  • PHIL 152: Computability and Logic @ Stanford (syllabus)
  • Quantification and Computation @ NASSLLI2014 and ESSLLI2014 (with Jakub Szymanik)
  • PHIL 23A: Cognitive Science of Mathematics @ Stanford (syllabus)
  • PHIL 150e: Logic in Action @ Stanford (with Peter Hawke and Thomas F. Icard, III.)

Teaching Assistant

  • PHIL 99: Minds and Machines (Fall 2014) [also: SYMSYS 100, LINGUIST 144, PSYCH 35]
  • PHIL 152: Computability and Logic (Spring 2013)
  • PHIL 80: Mind, Matter, Meaning (Fall 2012)
  • PHIL 151: First-Order Logic (Winter 2012, Winter 2013)
  • MATH 107: Calculus II (Spring 2011, Johns Hopkins)
  • MATH 106: Calculus I (Fall 2010, Johns Hopkins)

Service

Refereeing

  • Journals: The Review of Symbolic Logic; Semantics & Pragmatics; Journal of Logic, Language and Information; Journal of Semantics; Ergo; Theoria; Logic Journal of the IGPL
  • Conferences: Amsterdam Colloquium 2017; 37th, 38th, 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society; Fourth Workshop on Logic, Rationality, and Interaction (LORI-IV); Berkeley-Stanford-Davis graduate conference in philosophy.

Conference Organization

Program committee:

  • CoSaQ Kick-off Workshop
  • 4th CSLI Workshop on Logic, Rationality, and Intelligent Interaction
  • NASSLLI 2014 Student Session

Organizing committee:

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd CSLI Workshop on Logic, Rationality, and Intelligent Interaction
  • 1st, 2nd Prometheus Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

Offices

  • Admit visit co-coordinator (2014-2015)
  • Graduate Student Faculty co-Representative (2013-2014)
  • Hume Society (graduate student) co-President (2012-2013)
  • Graduate co-Advisor to The Dualist (2012-2014)
  • Editor-in-Chief, Prometheus (2008-2011)

Miscellany

Expository Material

Erdös Number

My Erdös Number is 4, via at least three paths:

  • Grigori Mints - Yuri Matiyasevitch - Richard Guy - Paul Erdös
  • Michael I Miller - Ulf Grenander - Oved Shisha - Paul Erdös
  • Raimond L Winslow - Daniel Q. Naiman - János Pach - Paul Erdös

Collaborators