Joshua Eckroth, PhD

I joined the Math and Computer Science Department at Stetson University in Fall 2014. I earned my Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in the areas of artificial intelligence and cognitive science, focusing on abductive reasoning and metareasoning. I concurrently serves as Chief Architect at i2k Connect, a startup company that combines machine learning with subject matter expert knowledge to make sense of large repositories of unstructured data.

Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Math/CS Department
Stetson University

Research Interests

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Abductive reasoning
  • Belief revision
  • Metareasoning
  • Data analytics
  • Computer science education

Selected Publications

J. Eckroth. “Iterated Abduction.” FLAIRS, to appear (PDF)

J. Eckroth. “Teaching Big Data with a Virtual Cluster.” Proceedings of the 47th ACM Technical Symposium on Computing Science Education (SIGCSE), pp. 175–180, 2016 (PDF)

J. Eckroth. “Foundations of a Cross-Disciplinary Pedagogy for Big Data.” Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges 31(3), pp. 110–118, 2015 (PDF)

J. Eckroth. “Anomaly-Driven Belief Revision by Abductive Metareasoning.” PhD Dissertation. The Ohio State University, 2014 (PDF)

J. Eckroth, J. Josephson. “Anomaly-Driven Belief Revision and Noise Detection by Abductive Metareasoning.” Advances in Cognitive Systems 3, pp. 123–143, 2014 (PDF)

J. Eckroth, J. Josephson. “Commonsense Abductive Reasoning and Metareasoning Using Knowledge from Bayesian Networks.” AAAI-14 Spring Symposium, Knowledge Representation and Reasoning in Robotics, pp. 31–38, 2014 (PDF)

B. G. Buchanan, J. Eckroth, R. G. Smith. “A Virtual Archive for the History of AI.” AI Magazine, pp. 86–98, Summer 2013 (PDF, AAAI)

J. Eckroth. “Abductive Metareasoning for Truth-Seeking Agents.” AAAI-2012/SIGART Doctoral Consortium, pp. 2388–2389, 2012 (PDF)

J. Eckroth, L. Dong, R. G. Smith, B. G. Buchanan. “NewsFinder: Automating an AI News Service.” AI Magazine, pp. 43–54, Summer 2012 (PDF, AAAI)

J. Eckroth, D. Reddy, J. Josephson, R. Chellappa, T. Miller. “From background subtraction to threat detection in automated video surveillance.” ARL CTA Report. 2009 (PDF)

J. Josephson, J. Eckroth, T. Miller. “Estimation of adversarial social networks by fusion of information from a wide range of sources.” 12th International Conference on Information Fusion, pp. 2144-2152. Seattle, Washington, July 6-9, 2009 (PDF, IEEE)


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