Ioan Muntean, Ph.D.

MLAS Adjunct Instructor

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Ioan Muntean earned a PhD degree in philosophy of science from the University of California, San Diegoand PhD and MA in Theoretical Philosophy from the University of Bucharest, Romania and an B.S. from Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest. He has experience with research and teaching both in philosophy and in STEM areas and actively pursues interdisciplinarity and synergistic activities with a general aim towards STEM education and dissemination. His main area of research is philosophy of science: physics, cognitive science, computer science, AI. He is a Research Professor in the Engineering Department and currently teaches courses in philosophy, critical thinking, and computer science at UNC Asheville. Also, as a visiting Scholar at The Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values, at the University of Notre Dame (IN), he is currently working on a model of artificial morality, based on dispositional virtue ethics, and implemented by evolutionary computation and neural networks. Other interests include: philosophical aspects of quantum gravity, spacetime theories, quantum physics.