Justin Brody

Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science

Julia Rogers 129


Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2009

Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest

Model theory, artificial intelligence.


I run Goucher's Laboratory for Computational Cognition and am faculty advisor for the Meditation Club.  Please email me if you have questions about either.

Recent Publications/Presentations/Performances

Brody, Justin.  "Full Amalgamation Classes with ∃-Resolutions”, (submitted). Preprint is here.

Brody, Justin.  "Full Amalgamation Classes with Intrinsic Transcendentals", (submitted). Preprint is here.

Brody, Justin, Perlis, D, and Shamwell, J.  “Who’s Talking – – Efference Copy and a Robot’s Sense of Agency”, 2015 Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Fall Symposium Series. 2015.

Invited participant to workshop on Logic and Random Graphs at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands.  More information is here.

Brody, Justin. "Neural Networks, Human Perception and Modern Buddhism" 2014 AAAI Fall Symposium Series. 2014.

Brody, Justin, Michael T. Cox, and Donald Perlis. "Incorporating Elements of a Processual Self into Active Logic." 2014 AAAI Spring Symposium Series. 2014.

Brody, Justin, Michael T. Cox, and Donald Perlis. "The processual self as cognitive unifier." Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy. 2013.

Brody, Justin, and M. C. Laskowski. "On rational limits of Shelah-Spencer graphs." Journal of Symbolic Logic 77.2 (2012): 580-592.


Justin Brody has been guided by twin passions in his academic life: the beauty of mathematics and the mysteries of the human mind. As an undergraduate mathematics and computer science student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County he was drawn to the mathematical models of cognition afforded by artificial intelligence as well as pure mathematics.  After graduating, he spent a year and a half at Gampo Abbey, a Buddhist monastic setting in which he was able to study the mind both philosophically and phenomenologically.  Returning to Maryland, he studied model theory for his doctorate in mathematics at the University of Maryland.  He has been at Goucher since 2012, after a 3 year position at Franklin and Marshall College.