I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Cognitive Science at the University of Osnabrück, currently supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. In my research I engage philosophical questions about scientific explanation and about the nature of mind and cognition. Although my work is philosophical, I work closely with researchers in cognitive psychology, neuroscience, artificial intelligence and artificial life. For a more detailed discussion of my research see my research and publications pages.

I received a PhD in Cognitive Science from Indiana University in 2011. My dissertation on "Mechanistic Explanation and Dynamical Cognitive Science" was supervised by Colin Allen (History and Philosophy of Science). I also worked closely with Randy Beer (Cognitive Science), Jonathan Weinberg (Philosophy), and Tony Chemero (Scientific and Philosophical Studies of Mind, Franklin & Marshall College). Before that, I received an MA in Philosophy of Mind from the University of Warwick (UK) and a BA in Computer Science and Philosophy from Cornell University (Ithaca, NY).

When I am not working, I am usually riding my bike.