Xueyin (Snow) Zhang joins the Department of Philosophy as Assistant Professor

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August 2, 2023

The Division of Arts & Humanities at UC Berkeley welcomes Xueyin (Snow) Zhang as of July 1, 2023. Zhang is an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy with a specialization in formal epistemology, particularly Bayesian. 

Zhang’s research interests also comprise of philosophy of probability and statistics, decision theory, philosophy of science and Chinese philosophy. Her research on conditionalization and probability have been featured in a variety of publications, including the Review of Symbolic Logic, Algebra and Logic and Philosophy of Science

She received a B.S. in mathematics and B.A. in philosophy from Wellesley College before earning both her M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from Princeton University in 2019 and 2021, respectively, having concentrated her dissertation on Bayesianism’s limits. Before joining the faculty at UC Berkeley, where she presented at the Logic Colloquium in 2021, she served as a Bersoff Faculty Fellow at New York University, facilitating courses on topics like the philosophy of science and epistemology.