Colin Allen, a distinguished professor in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of History and Philosophy of Science, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Allen was elected as part of the section on history and philosophy of science for “his significant contributions to philosophy of science, philosophy of biology, philosophy of cognitive science and in logic, computation and artificial intelligence.”
Allen is one of 489 members inducted this year. On Feb. 13, 2021, there will be a virtual forum with an induction ceremony for new fellows.
AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of Science, Science Translational Medicine, Science Signaling, Science Advances, Science Immunology and Science Robotics. The association was founded in 1848 and includes more than 250 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. The nonprofit aims to “advance science and serve society” through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education, public engagement and more.