Sandra D. Mitchell

BTP Steering Advisor

Sandra D. Mitchell contributed in the very beginnings and original idea of BTP. She is now Steering Advisor. Sandy received a B.A. from Pitzer College (Philosophy), an M.Sc. (Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method) from the London School of Economics and a Ph.D. (History and Philosophy of Science) from the University of Pittsburgh. She is Professor and Chair of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research spans epistemological and metaphysical issues including the nature of scientific laws, scientific explanations of complex behavior, and how we might best represent multi-level, multi-component complex systems. Her most recent work explores emergence, the methodological consequences of biological robustness and problems in representing deep uncertainty for policy decisions.

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