I am an Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology, the director of the Ethics, Technology, and Human Interaction Center, and a Faculty Affiliate in the Georgia Tech Center for Machine Learning. I am a part of the Georgia Artificial Intelligence Manufacturing Technology Corridor (GA-AIM) and lead a team to facilitate the early identification and management of potential ethical and societal consequences of AI-enabled manufacturing systems. I am also co-lead of the Ethical AI Thrust of the National AI Institute on Advances in Optimization.
My research interests are interdisciplinary in nature, drawing on fields such as philosophy of science, technology, and medicine; ethics of emerging technologies, and science and technology policy. Conceptually, my research explores the relationships between three sets of issues: (1) the role of values in science, technology, and medicine; (2) the epistemic implications of the social organization of research, and (3) ethics and policy. I am currently exploring these relationships in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. I have also worked in the areas of biomedical research and agricultural biotechnology. I received a MA and PhD in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Notre Dame and was later a Distinguished Fellow at the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study. Prior to arriving at Georgia Tech, I was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Philosophy at Bielefeld University in Germany.