Frederick Eberhardt

Frederick Eberhardt

Professor of Philosophy

Degrees and Appointments

B.S., London School of Economics, 2002; M.S., Carnegie Mellon University, 2005; Ph.D., 2007. Caltech, 2013-.

Research Overview

Frederick Eberhardt's research interests lie at the formal end of philosophy of science, the machine learning end of statistics and computer science, and the learning and modeling end of psychology and cognitive science. His work has focused primarily on methods for causal discovery from statistical data, the use of experiments in causal discovery, the integration of causal inferences from different data sets and the philosophical issues at the foundations of causality and probability. He has done some work on computational models in cognitive science and some historical work on the philosophy of Hans Reichenbach, especially his frequentist interpretation of probability.