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I am a Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy at the University of Kansas where I study the epistemic, ethical and social implications of software technology in science and decision-making.

My current research focuses on the epistemic inaccessibility—opacity—of computational technology used in science. My research offers a novel interpretation of computational methods as scientific instruments and explores the epistemic and normative implications of their use by examining aspects of their reliability and trustworthiness.

I also do research on the social and ethical dimensions of artificial intelligence, machine learning and other data science practices.

I am currently writing my dissertation, “Epistemic Opacity, Software and Scientific Inquiry,” under the supervision of Professor John Symons. My other current writing projects are “(Problems with) The Moral Argument for AI”, “Epistemic Opacity, The Epistemic Condition and Moral Responsibility” and “Software as (Scientific) Instrument.”

I have a master’s degree in ethics and metaethics from the University of Texas at El Paso, as well as a master’s degree in epistemology of science from the University of Kansas.