My research concerns safety in multi-agent systems and in practice spans game theory, machine learning, and control and verification. One aspect of this that I spend a lot of time thinking about is how to make AI systems more cooperative, which is the mission of the Cooperative AI Foundation, where I work. At Oxford I am supervised by Michael Wooldridge, Alessandro Abate, and Julian Gutierrez, and am a DPhil Affiliate at the Future of Humanity Institute. I am also affilated with both the Centre for the Governance of AI and The Future Society. Before coming to Oxford I worked as an intern on Imandra and was a research assistant for Jacques Fleuriot at the University of Edinburgh, where I completed my MSc in artificial intelligence under the supervision of Vaishak Belle. Prior to this I studied for my BSc in mathematics and philosophy at the University of Warwick with Walter Dean.
Outside of academia my main interests are music, film, and art. I like to travel whenever I get the opportunity, especially to Scandinavia (where I previously lived), and in my spare time I enjoy reading, (vegan) cooking, print-making, and clubbing. Ethically and politically, I could be considered part of the effective altruism community (yes, it's a strange name), a humanist, and a Fabian (more generally, a democratic socialist).