I am a third-year Ph.D. student at the University of Texas at Austin. My research focuses on the ethics of information and technology, and issues at the intersection of ethics and aesthetics. I am specifically concerned about the ethics of virtual actions. I am also interested in algorithmic bias and algorithmic decision making, and the ways in which technology reflects and affects human values.
Before coming to the University of Texas, I received a B.A. from Columbia University in philosophy and mathematics and briefly worked in the legal field. I grew up in Beirut, Lebanon.
Outside of philosophy, I practice judo (currently a yellow belt), meditate regularly (in the Vipassana tradition) and play video games (only ethically for fun, sometimes unethically for research).