Hi. I'm Adam.
I'm a philosophy student and teacher. Right now I'm a graduate student in the philosophy department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an adjunct instructor at both Heartland Community College and Lincoln College.
My research is motivated by an interest in projects in philosophy of science and metaphysics that involve causal graphical models. These projects include defending a view of scientific explanation where causal models play a significant role, developing an empiricist-minded modal epistemology, and giving a causal modeling analysis of dynamic systems.
My dissertation is on causal modeling interventions and experimental design.
Before grad school I worked with Dr. Sriraam Natarajan and the Statistical-Relational AI Team (StRAIT) at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center on data mining and machine learning solutions to medical problems. While I was there we developed a pipeline algorithm that delivered high quality predictions of the onset of Alzheimer's disease using patient fMRI scans. Before that I did my undergraduate work at Wake Forest University in physics and philosophy.
Other than teaching and doing philosophy, I enjoy backpacking, board games, making coffee in increasingly complicated ways, and spending time with my partner Ashli Anda and our dogs, Rose 🌹 and Siege 🏰.
My ORCID is https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6644-0071.