Sean Moss


I am an Assistant Professor at the School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham.

PhD studentships are available! Please get in touch if you are interested in working with me.


My mathematical and computer science interests include:

Until July 2023 I was a Senior Research Associate at the Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford, working with Sam Staton. From October 2017 to September 2021 I was a Junior Research Fellow at University College, Oxford. Previously I was a PhD student of Martin Hyland at the University of Cambridge.

I also work with Philipp Koralus at the Faculty of Philosophy, Oxford, on a content-based theory of human cognitive capacity for reasoning and decision-making. One idea is to make precise the hypothesis that resolving questions is central to how the mind works. The book Reason and Inquiry is out now.

In March 2022 I gave a talk at the online Workshop on Polynomial Functors.

Publications and preprints