I'm an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy and the Neuroscience Program at Rhodes College and an affiliated researcher with ANU's Humanizing Machine Intelligence Grand Challenge. I was previously a Research Fellow in the School of Philosophy at the Australian National University and a McDonnell Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology program at Washington University in St. Louis.
My research is in the philosophy of cognitive science and neuroscience. I work on the nature of valuation and its role in theories of the mind. My current work concerns the prospects for genuinely moral artificial intelligence.
My curriculum vitae: [PDF]
Recent and upcoming events
Visitor at Cambridge University's Department of History and Philosophy of Science and Center for Future Intelligence (Postponed to 2021)
"Evaluative Intelligence," Kinds of Intelligence 3, Cambridge University (Postponed to 2021)
TBA, Department of Philosophy, University of Missouri—St. Louis (Postponed to 2021)
"Indirect Moral Belief Change," Invited Session, SSPP (Postponed to December 2020)
"Computational Cognitive Ontology", Cognitive Ontology Conference, Pittsburgh History and Philosophy of Science (Rescheduled to Fall 2020).
"Passing the Moral Turing Test," CogSci 2020, Toronto (July 29-Aug 1, 2020) (Online)
"Value, Addiction, & Proportional Blame," Philosophical Moral Psychology, Salzburg (July 8-10, 2020) (Online)
“Prospective Memory and Weakness of Will,” Prospective Memory Workshop, Washington University in St. Louis (February 21, 2020)
"Moral Gridworlds", Faculty of Science, History and Philosophy of Science, University of Sydney (October 21, 2019)
CFI/ANU Workshop on Kinds of Intelligence (August 29-30, 2019)
"Moral Gridworlds," Morality and Machine Ethics Workshop, Australian National University (August 23, 2019)
"Valuation as a Sui-Generis Cognitive Capacity," Australasian Association of Philosophy (July 11, 2019)
"Attention, Reward, and Value," Recent Work on Attention. The Australian National Univerisity (May 6, 2019)