Graduate Center of the
City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue
Subway, by proximity:
6 to 33rd St (at Park Ave)
B/D/F/M/N/Q/R to 34th St Herald Sq (at 6th Ave)
1/2/3 to 34th St Penn Station (at 7th Ave)
A/C/E to 34th St Penn Station (at 8th Ave)
Food & Drink:
The GC has a cafe on the ground floor and the dinning commons on the 8th floor. There are many types of food on offer in the neighborhood.
Rooms for talks:
Thurs 12/1: 9204    Fri 12/2: 4102
Eric Pacuit
University of Maryland, College Park
Laxmi Parida
IBM Research & NYU
Stephen Neale
Graduate Center, CUNY
Konstantinos Georgatos
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY
Sergei Artemov
Graduate Center, CUNY
Alessandra Carbone
Paris 6
Samir Chopra
Brooklyn College, CUNY
Jan van Eijck
CWI & ILLC Amsterdam
Melvin Fitting
Lehman College & Graduate Center, CUNY
Computer Science Colloquium room 9204
Registration & Opening
Jan van Eijck     Belief in Social Software
Wine & Cheese Reception room 4214
Conference Dinner Vatan Indian Vegetarian
409 Third Ave between 28th St & 29th St 
Alessandra Carbone     Protein social behavior and the partner identification problem
Larry Moss     Plural Varieties of Pluralism 
Konstantinos Georgatos     Subset logic as a dynamic epistemic logic 
Coffee Break
Sergei Artemov     Syntactic Epistemic Logic and Games
Laxmi Parida     The here and now of Precision Oncology, and more
Stephen Neal     Conditionals, Consequence and Factivity
Lunch Break
Mel Fitting     On Height and Happiness
Eric Pacuit     Knowledge-theoretic aspects of strategic voting
Coffee Break
Samir Chopra     Working with, and learning from, Rohit Parikh
Rohit Parikh     How Logic and Game Theory can help us understand Society
4:00-4:15 PM
Thursday, December 1

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ROHIT PAIKH is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, Mathematics and Philosophy, Graduate Center, and Dept. of Computer Science, Brooklyn College. All his degrees, one in Physics, and two in Mathematics, are from Harvard. Apart from CUNY, he has taught at Boston University, Stanford, NYU, Bristol University (in UK), SUNY Buffalo, and Panjab University (in India). He has also spent time at other places like IBM, Bell Labs, Berkeley, Caltech, ETH (Zurich) and TIFR (Mumbai).

Current areas of Interest: Social Software, Reasoning about knowledge, Belief revision, Game Theory and Philosophy of Language, Social Software, a new field of study, was founded by Parikh in the mid-nineties and seeks to combine methods from Logic, Computer Science, and Game theory to study social procedures. Four conferences, three in Europe, and one at CUNY, have been devoted partly or wholly to this area. Parikh’s earlier work was in more traditional areas of Logic like Recursive Function Theory, Proof Theory, Formal Languages, Non-standard Analysis, and Dynamic Logic.

Rohit Parikh

Games, LOGIC &             Society

An 80th Birthday Celebration Honoring Rohit Parikh

December 1-2, 2016 NYC

Call for Registration and Participation


There is no conference fee but we request that you register. The $25 for the conference dinner will be collected on site.

We look forward to you joining us in honoring Rohit Parikh

on December 1-2, 2016


Clockwise from above:

Professor Parikh with grandchildren Sonakshi and  Shiva, and with children of his students Rivka and Neo (and Neo's mother Yunqi).

Rohit Parikh
Brooklyn College & Graduate Center, CUNY
Larry Moss
Indiana University, Bloomington