Dr. S.N.R. (Stefan) Buijsman
I studied computer science and philosophy in Leiden and completed my PhD on the philosophy of mathematics at Stockholm University when I was 20. I then conducted research on the intersection of philosophy of mathematics and cognitive science at SU and IFFS. Aside from research, I engaged in popular science writing, with now three books to my name. The most recent is on AI and its links to philosophy, which brings me to Delft.
My research focusses on the explainability of AI algorithms, and more generally on how we can design AI such that it can be used responsibly and beneficially. This includes work on fairness and transparency. I’m interested in combining work from philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of science and artificial intelligence, primarily to further our theoretical understanding of AI.
- Buijsman, S. (2021). Acquiring mathematical concepts: The viability of hypothesis testing. Mind & Language 36 (1): 48-61.
- Buijsman, S. (2019). Learning the natural numbers as a child. Noûs 53 (1): 3-22.
- Buijsman, S., & Tirado, C. (2019). Spatial-numerical associations: shared symbolic and non-symbolic numerical representations. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 72 (10): 2423-2436.
- At the Institute for Futures Studies in Stockholm, Sweden, I am research lead on a Vetenskapsrådet project studying the relevance of empirical studies on number acquisition for the philosophy of mathematics
- Plussen en Minnen: wiskunde en de wereld om ons heen. (2018). De Bezige Bij.
Popular science book on why mathematics is relevant to all of us. Also available in English (Penguin), German (Beck), French (Vuibert), and around 15 other languages.
- Het Rekenrijk: de wondere wereld van de wiskunde. (2018).
A children’s book making mathematics more accessible.
Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management
Room number: B3.330