I am a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science. I do empirically-informed epistemology of science by investigating the cognitive processes that scientists use to increase their understanding of the world. These processes include thought experiments, visualization, imagination, and model-based reasoning.
In 2015-16 I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, where I worked on scientific imagination in biology. At the LSE I have been working on the role of imagination in the use of scientific representations, as well as the possibility of “imagination algorithms” in computers. In 2018, I was a visiting scholar at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge, working on imagination in chemistry. Given my research on the scientific method, I am increasingly interested in epistemological (and ethical) implications of the increased use of computational methods and “big data.” Please feel free to download my papers here. My CV is here. All correspondence is welcome!