I investigate how scientists use their minds to learn about the world, specifically using imagination, computer models, visualizations, and thought experiments. I am also interested in new methods that extend the power of the mind, including AI and big data.
I am based at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Geneva, acting as principal investigator for a project on scientific reasoning that is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Before coming to Geneva I was fellow of the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. I have also been a visiting scholar at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge, and postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh.