2023 Covey Award Winner: Oron Shagrir

The International Association for Computing and Philosophy’s Executive Board has selected Oron Shagrir for the 2023 Covey Award recognizing senior scholars with a substantial record of innovative research in the field of computing and philosophy broadly conceived. The board recognised Professor Shagrir’s significant contribution to our field over several decades; in particular, his contribution to theories of computation.

Oron Shagrir is the Schulman Chair in Philosophy, professor of philosophy and cognitive and brain sciences at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He graduated in mathematics and computer science from the Hebrew University, and received his PhD in philosophy and cognitive science from the University of California, San Diego. He was a visiting fellow at the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, and an Erskine Fellow at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He has served the academic community in many different roles, and currently, since 2017, he is the vice president for international affairs of the Hebrew University. He was an associate editor of Cognitive Science and served on the editorial boards of several journals and book series. Professor Shagrir’s current research focuses on the nature of computation and representation, the role of computational approaches in cognitive and brain sciences, and the history of computability. He is the author of The Nature of Physical Computation (Oxford University Press, 2022), the editor, with Jack Copeland and Carl Posy, of Computability: Turing, Gödel, Church, and Beyond (MIT 2013), and the author of numerous papers on computation and the mind.

Professor Oron Shagrir will present the Covey Award Keynote Address at IACAP 2023 conference in Prague, 3-5 July 2023. For more information see https://www.iacap.org/iacap-2023-prague-czech-republic/.

Please join us at IACAP 2023 to congratulate Prof. Shagrir on this well-deserved award.