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I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Data Ethics at the University of Oregon. I research the epistemic and ethical implications of the use of computational methods and technologies in science and society.
I have published papers on the epistemic implications of big data in science as well as on the challenges of justifying our ubiquitous reliance on computer simulations for scientific inquiry. I have also written about the challenges that opaque computational methods such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data pose to democratic processes.
I am currently working on the final stages of a manuscript on the nature, influence, and role of computer simulations in scientific inquiry entitled “Computer Simulations as Instruments”. A large part of this manuscript comes from my dissertation work under the supervision of Professor John Symons at the University of Kansas, where I got my PhD.