I have a multidisciplinary background and have experienced diverse workplace and academic environments in Iran, the Netherlands, and Australia. I have masters and Doctorate degrees in Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Technology. I am also a qualified and experienced mechanical engineer as well as a secondary school teacher.
My current research is on the philosophy of artificial intelligence. More generally, I work on practically useful categorisations and distinctions. I have developed a philosophy, named activity realism, for which I won the SPT2019 Early Career Award. Activity realism is developed as a metaphysical approach to generate practically useful categorisations. I have recenntly published a manuscript where I outline the details of my activity realist philosophy. The manuscript is entitled Problem-Solving Technologies: A User-Friendly Philosophy and is published by Rowman & Littlefield.
As an engineer, I have been involved in several projects, including designing and building robots at the ARAS robotic group, and collaborating with an interdisciplinary research group to investigate the dynamic behaviour of the human heart for fault diagnosis.
I have worked as a secondary school teacher and contributed to education-related projects. This includes co-designing state-wide curricula for four philosophy courses at the college level with the Australian Capital Territory’s Board of Senior Secondary Studies.
I have been involved in several advisory roles and professional collaborations. Most noticeably, I have been collaborating with the Australian Institute of Sport, Netball Australia, and Athletics Australia since 2013. This ongoing collaboration has resulted in athletic excellence as well as academic papers and seminars. At the centre of this work lie questions of performance evaluation, player selection, player autonomy, and understanding the structure of team performance.