I discovered philosophy late, while I was earning a master’s degree in artificial intelligence at Sharif University of Technology. After that, I attended Virginia Tech for a PhD program in STS (Science and Technology Studies), but eventually decided to leave it for a philosophy PhD program. I graduated from Virginia Tech with master’s degrees in philosophy and STS.
My research interests are very broad, ranging from topics in epistemology and philosophy of science to ethics and metaethics. Among my currently favorite topics are explanation, epistemic justification, representational content, normativity, and methods of philosophical argumentation. Some projects that I have recently focused on include the pragmatic condition on epistemic justification, the normativity present in artifact functions, the role of values in science, and the epistemology of information technologies.