About

I specialize in epistemology, logic, the philosophy of AI, and what one might call formal ethics.

Currently, I’m mostly focused on two projects. The first uses formal tools to make progress on some foundational questions in (structural) metaethics, as well as on the challenge of designing artificial agents that can act in ethically acceptable ways. The second project is concerned with some epistemological questions surrounding the field of explainable artificial intelligence (XAI) and black-box AI systems. My present position at the University of Luxembourg is funded through the project the Epistemology of AI Systems (EAI), which I co-wrote.

Before coming to Luxembourg, I was a postdoc at the University of Zurich. Before that, I got a PhD from the University of Maryland. My advisor was John Horty and my dissertation focused on the applications of logics for defeasible reasoning to questions in epistemology. Before that, I studied philosophy and logic in Berlin, Ghent, and Amsterdam, as well as did some voluntary work at a L’Arche community in Lyon. I grew up and went to college in post-soviet Latvia.

I’m also an associate editor of Dialectica.