Research

Research & Commercialisation Grants

2017-2018 QUT bluebox Go to Market fund to build a MVP of an innovative evidence-based Stakeholder Engagement Platform for better regulation AUD$65,000 2017

2017-2018 Expedia Inc. global to build a strategic decision support platform to improve the speed of product innovation and contribute to building a more scientific organisational culture USD$300,000 (cash + in kind)

2017-2018 QUT Women in Research Grant, Foundations and Applications of Cognitive Information Science project 2017-2018, AUD$9,600.00

2016-2017 Institute for Future Environments Catapult Grant: Optimising cognitive inputs and data analytics for decision support systems {2016-R2-005} AUD$43,750.00

2016-2017 Horticulture Innovation Australia with QUT and The Yield project VG15054: Data analytics and app technology to guide on farm irrigation and pest management

2016 Institute for Future Environments and Information Systems Seed Grant to create an interactive wireframe proof of concept of Cognitive Decision Making Interface and Database for Expedia Inc. AUD$3,888.00

PhD Thesis

Devitt, S. K. (2013). Homeostatic epistemology: Reliability, coherence and coordination in a Bayesian virtue epistemology.  Ph.D., Rutgers The State University of New Jersey – New Brunswick.

Research Blog

Research blog on the philosophy of memory and philosophy bibliometrics here.

 

Publications

**Please note I was not employed as an Academic until mid-2015)**

Devitt, S.K. (2017). Trustworthiness of autonomous systems. In H. Abbass, J. Scholtz & D. Reid (eds.) Foundations of Trusted Autonomous Systems. Springer. [.pdf]

Devitt, S.K., Perez, T., Polson, D., Pearce, T., Quagliata, R., Taylor, W., Thornby, D., & Beekhuyzen, J. (2017). A cognitive decision tool to optimise integrated weed management. The International Tri-Conference for Precision Agriculture 2017. Hamilton, New Zealand 16-18 Oct.

Devitt, S.K. (2008). Remembering Beliefs. In Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Washington D.C. USA.

Devitt, S.K. (2007). Imagination. In J. Lachs & R. Talisse (eds.) Encyclopedia of American Philosophy. New York, NY: Routledge.

Devitt, S.K. (2006). What is Wrong with a Behaviorist Explanation of Early Group Pretense, In Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Vancouver, Canada.

Devitt, S.K. (2005). The Nonconceptual Gateway to Early Word Learning. In Proceedings of the 27th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Stresa, Italy.

Industry Reports

Devitt, S. K., Perez, T. (2017). Factors affecting the adoption of irrigation tools [Industry Report]. Institute for Future Environments.

In progress

Baxter, P.W.J, Devitt, S.K., Hamilton, G. (2017). Ethics of Biosurveillance. For submission to Nature.

Devitt, S.K. & Bruza, P.D. (2017). Being Informed. For submission to the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology.

Devitt, S.K. (2017). Robots & Philosophy. For submission to Philosophers Imprint.

Invited presentations

Devitt, S.K. (2017). Ethics and Liability in Agricultural Decision Support.  Paper presented at Moral Social and Political Theory Group, Research School of Social Sciences, School of Philosophy, Australian National University, 18 Sep.

Devitt, S.K. (2016). Cognitive Decision Making Interface and Database. Expedia Tech Catalyst 29 Nov.

Devitt, S.K. (2016). Philosophy and Robots. At M. Rimmer’s Robots and the Law Workshop. QUT Law, October 7.

Devitt, S.K. (2016). Humans and Trusted Autonomy. At Queensland University of Technology and Defense Science and Technology Group Trusted Autonomy Research Workshop. Institute for Future Environments, August 26.

Conference Talks and Posters

Devitt, S.K., Perez, T., Polson, D., Pearce, T., Quagliata, R., Taylor, W., Thornby, D., & Beekhuyzen, J. (2017). A cognitive decision tool to optimise integrated weed management. The International Tri-Conference for Precision Agriculture 2017. Hamilton, New Zealand 16-18 Oct.

Devitt, S.K. (2016). Imagining Decisions: Likelihood and Risk Assessment in Counterfactual and Future Thinking. Accepted for poster presentation Annual Meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, 2016 Boston, Massachusetts, November 18-21, 2016. [unable to present]

Devitt, S.K., Pearce, T.R., Perez, T. & Bruza, P.D. (2016). Mitigating against cognitive bias when eliciting expert intuitions. Poster presented at International Conference on Thinking, August 4th-6th Brown University, RI, USA.

Devitt, S.K. (2015). Can coherence solve prior probabilities for Bayesianism? Poster presented at Bayes on the Beach, December 7th-9th, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia.

Devitt, S.K. (2014). Defending confirmational chorism against holism: Limited coherence and coordination as sources of epistemic justification. Paper presented at the 10th Conference of the Australasian Society for Cognitive Science, Monash University, Australia. [unable to present]

Devitt, S.K. (2014). Can reliabilism explain how conscious reflection justifies beliefs? Poster session presented at the 18th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, University of Queensland, Australia.

Devitt, S.K. (2014). Bayesian virtue epistemology. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Australian Association of Philosophy, Australian National University, Australia.

Devitt, S.K. (2010). A Bayesian Model of Source Monitoring. Poster session presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR.

Devitt, S.K (2010). The Danger of the Extended Mind. Paper presented at Philosophy Society Seminar, Research School of Social Sciences, School of Philosophy, Australian National University, Australia.

Devitt, S.K. (2009). The Danger of the Extended Mind. Paper presented at Australasian Society for Cognitive Science Conference, Macquarie University, Australia.

Devitt, S.K. (2008). Gaslighting: Cognitive sabotage in the extended mind. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Australian Association of Philosophy, RMIT, Australia.

Devitt, S.K. (2008). Remembering Beliefs. Poster session at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Philosophy and Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, PA.

Devitt, S.K. (2008). Remembering Beliefs. Paper presented at the Australasian Postgraduate Philosophy Conference, Macquarie University, Australia.

Devitt, S.K. (2007) Memory Qualia. Paper presented at ‘What is cognitive science?’ Seminar, Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ.

Devitt, S.K. (2007). Self-reported mental imagery fails to explain false memory susceptibility. Paper presented at the Australasian Society for Cognitive Science Conference, University of Adelaide, Australia.

Devitt, S.K. (2007). Memory Qualia. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Australian Association of Philosophy, University of New England, Australia.

Devitt, S.K. (2006). Self-reported mental imagery fails to explain false memory susceptibility. Paper presented at ‘What is cognitive science?’ Seminar, Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ.

Devitt, S.K. (2006). Self-reported mental imagery fails to explain false memory susceptibility. Paper presented at 4th International Conference on Memory, University of New South Wales, Australia.

Devitt, S.K. (2006). What is wrong with a behaviorist explanation of early group pretense. Paper presented at the Philosophy Society Seminar, Research School of Social Sciences, School of Philosophy, Australian National University, Australia.

Devitt, S.K. (2006). The nonconceptual gateway to early word learning. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of Australasian Association of Philosophy, Australian National University, Australia.

Devitt, S.K. (2006). What is wrong with a behaviorist explanation of early group pretense. Paper presented at the Annual Graduate Conference in Philosophy of Mind, Language, and Cognitive Science. University of Western Ontario, Canada.

Devitt, S.K. (2004). Why Rationalism Fails to Explain Conflicting Intuitions. Paper presented at A Priori Conference in Epistemology, University of Sherbrooke, Canada.

Devitt, S.K. (2000). The Psychology of Simpson’s Paradox. Paper presented at the Melbourne University Graduate Student Conference, Australia.

Devitt, S.K. (1999). Species Pluralism. Paper presented at the Philosophy Society Seminar, Research School of Social Sciences, School of Philosophy, Australian National University, Australia.

S. Kate Devitt


Research Associate, Institute for Future Environments and the Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology