I am a sixth-year doctoral candidate in the Department of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where I work with Marc Lange, Matt Kotzen, and John Roberts.
My primary research interests are in the philosophy of science. My dissertation explores how the growing reliance on computer simulation in scientific practice challenges traditional conceptions of the scientific method. I argue that scientists employ simulations to explain, confirm, and generate new hypotheses in ways that are largely impracticable with laboratory and field experiments. Abstracts of a few of my papers are available here.