I investigate how scientists use their minds to learn about the world. I do this through philosophy of science, epistemology, history and cognitive science. The scientific methods I’m most interested in are imagination, computer models, visualizations, and thought experiments. I am also interested in new methods that extend the power of the human mind, like AI and big data.
I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science. I am funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Before coming to the LSE, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, where I performed a social scientific study of imagination in computational systems biology. In the Lent term of 2018, I was a visiting scholar at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge, where I examined the possibility of “imagination algorithms” for aiding in machine understanding.