Mahrad Almotahari is an Assistant Professor and a member of UIC's Laboratory of Integrative Neuroscience. He earned his PhD from MIT in 2011 and specializes in the philosophy of language and metaphysics. Before coming to UIC he was a fixed-term lecturer at the University of London, Birkbeck College. For a casual discussion of his recent work, have a look here. Penultimate drafts of his papers can be found here.