Stetson University

Joshua Eckroth

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Joshua 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. While a graduate student, he taught more than a dozen courses and earned both his department's and the university's top teaching awards.


  • 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

  • Introduction to Computing
  • Software Development I

Research Interests

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Abductive reasoning
  • Belief revision
  • Metareasoning


  • J. Eckroth and J. Josephson. "Anomaly-Driven Belief Revision and Noise Detection by Abductive Metareasoning." Advances in Cognitive Systems (in press, 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)
  • J. Josephson, J. Eckroth and T. Miller. "Estimation of adversarial social networks by fusion of information from a wide range of sources." 12th International Conference on Information Fusion, pp. 2144-2152 (2009)
  • J. Eckroth, R. Aytche and G.-A. Amoussou. "Toward a science of design for software-intensive systems." DESRIST 2007 Proceedings, pp. 39-53 (2007)
  • J. Eckroth and G.-A. Amoussou. "Improving software quality from the requirements specification." Proceedings of the 2007 Symposium on Science of Design, pp. 38-39 (2007)

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