Peter McBurney: Research

Peter McBurney


My research interests are:

I welcome enquiries from potential PhD students in these areas. However, please note that UK funding opportunities for PhD students are severely limited, so it helps if you have your own funding.

My research has been motivated by the challenge of automating complex group decision-making under uncertainty, and this has led me to the philosophy of argumentation and of language, the design of communications languages and protocols for systems of autonomous agents, the use of algebraic topology and category theory, and the ideas of political philosophy, particularly theories of deliberative democracy, and blockchains and distributed ledger technologies.

If my research is of interest, I would be delighted to hear from you. My home page has contact details.

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