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Evan Patterson
Stanford University,
Statistics Department

I'm a PhD student working to improve the scientific process through research in...

  • AI, especially knowledge representation
  • data science
  • applied category theory

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Elements of the scientific stance (11/6/2018)

Scientists, and science itself, have been variously accused of being reductionistic, formalistic, atheistic, and imperialistic. Although charges of scientism are occasionally merited, critiques of science often confuse the metaphysical principles of philosophy with the far milder methodological principles observed by scientists. I explain the difference, distinguishing several flavors of reductionism, naturalism, and other "-isms." Read more

Latest paper

Teaching machines to understand data science code by semantic enrichment of dataflow graphs, 2018. Evan Patterson, Ioana Baldini, Aleksandra Mojsilovic, Kush R. Varshney.

We refine our method for creating semantic representations of data science programs. We implement the method for both Python and R and we release the first version of the Data Science Ontology. The ontology is written in a new ontology language called Monocl. Read more