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Joshua Eckroth

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Dr. Eckroth joined the Math and Computer Science Department at Stetson University in fall 2014. He earned his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in the areas of artificial intelligence and cognitive science, focusing on abductive reasoning and metareasoning.


  • Ph.D., computer science, The Ohio State University
  • M.S., computer science, The Ohio State University
  • B.S., computer science, Humboldt State University
  • B.A., mathematics, Humboldt State University

Course Topics

  • Big Data Mining and Analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Software Engineering
  • Introduction to Computer Science

Research Interests

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Abductive reasoning
  • Belief revision
  • Metareasoning
  • Data analytics
  • Computer science education


  • J. Eckroth. "Iterated Abduction." FLAIRS, to appear Summer 2016
  • J. Eckroth. "Teaching Big Data with a Virtual Cluster." Proceedings of the 47th ACM Technical Symposium on Computing Science Education (SIGCSE), pp. 175-180, 2016
  • J. Eckroth. "Foundations of a Cross-Disciplinary Pedagogy for Big Data." Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges 31(3), pp. 110-118, 2015
  • J. Eckroth, J. Josephson. "Anomaly-Driven Belief Revision and Noise Detection by Abductive Metareasoning." Advances in Cognitive Systems 3, pp. 123-143, 2014
  • J. Eckroth and J. Josephson. "Commonsense Abductive Reasoning and Metareasoning Using Knowledge from Bayesian Networks." AAAI-14 Spring Symposium, Knowledge Representation and Reasoning in Robotics, pp. 31-38, 2014
  • B. G. Buchanan, J. Eckroth and R. G. Smith. "A Virtual Archive for the History of AI." AI Magazine, pp. 86-98, Summer 2013
  • J. Eckroth, L. Dong, R. G. Smith and B. G. Buchanan. "NewsFinder: Automating an AI News Service." AI Magazine, pp. 43-54, Summer 2012
  • J. Eckroth, D. Reddy, J. Josephson, R. Chellappa and T. Miller. "From background subtraction to threat detection in automated video surveillance." ARL CTA Report, 2009

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