PhD defense lecture, 2019

My name is Vlasta Sikimić and I am a Research Fellow in Philosophy at the Weizsäcker Center of the University of Tübingen. My research focus is on Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Big Data, Logic, Empirical Philosophy, Science Policy, and Animal Ethics. More specifically, I work on data-driven approaches to optimizations of scientific reasoning.

Previously, I was a researcher at the Institute for Philosophy of the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade. I was an associate member of the Laboratory for Experimental Psychology at the same faculty. In 2015/2016, I was employed by the TU Wien (Vienna Univeristy of Technology) where I worked on proof theory. All this led me to apply both formal and empirical methods to my philosophical research.


Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Belgrade
M.Sc. in Logic, University of Amsterdam
B.A. in Philosophy, Universtiy of Belgrade


Modeling Efficient Team Structures in Biology, Vlasta Sikimić and Ole Herud-Sikimić, Forthcoming in Journal of Logic and Computation.

Chair of the Organizing Committee of the European Philosophy of Science Association – EPSA Conference to be held in 2023 in Belgrade, Serbia.

Co-chair of the Program Committee the Fourth EENPS Conference to be held in 2022 at the University of Tartu, Estonia.