Iris van de Pol is a PhD candidate at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam and is affiliated with the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour. She is jointly supervised by Jakub Szymanik, Iris van Rooij, Nina Gierasimczuk, Ivan Toni and Johan van Benthem. Her project is about the complexity of communicating and reasoning about mental states, in particular in the context of non-verbal communication games. Her research involves computational modeling (using epistemic logic and game theory) and (parameterized) complexity analysis, and collaborating with cognitive neuroscientists to design and conduct behavioral and neuroscientific experiments to test model predictions. She is also interested in philosophy of cognitive science, in particular in the different levels of investigation used in cognitive science and related methodological and philosophical issues.

New: Iris has been selected to participate in the (Dutch) National ThinkThank 2017. The annual ThinkTank consists of a multidisciplinary team of about twenty PhD or Master students and graduates. During a period of four months they work on visionary and practical solutions for a topical societal issue such as education, healthcare, or sustainability. This years topic is the (lack of) inclusivity of the Dutch labor market.