One of the great pleasures of academia is working closely with students; both the student and the supervisor learn from each other. I am in the process of submitting a grant (or two) that could accommodate exceptionally good candidate in fully-funded PhD student positions. I am also happy to support a student-led proposals for grants either at UmU's Grad. School or WASP.
If you are reading this in the academic year 2022/23 and interested in doing your final-year or masters-level project with me, please get in touch! In addition to the projects below, I am happy to consider student-brought ideas.
Graphical display of hierarchical norms
HCI, UX, HCI, systems AI, transparency
Using Value-Sensitive Design, one can break high-level abstract socio-ethical values into concrete norms by producing a hierarchy of norms. This project looks into such a hierarchy can be effectively visualised. Ambitious students can look into extending this work by introducing provisions for real-time transparency of normative agents.
Mental models of automatic moral decision making
HCI, cognitive science, moral reasoning, applied philosophy
This work is a continuation of Wilson & Theodorou 2019. It will involve the development of a VR simulator and running of relevant experiments.
- L. Methnani (main) - 2022-
- Z. Ul Islam (co) - 2019-
- M. Brännström - 2019-
MSc Students (Umeå)
- L. Methnani, , (next: PhD at Umeå with me!)
- K. Holmberg, (next: Spotify)
- R. Lindgren, (next: RISE)
- M. Byrd Victorica (external co-supervisor), (next: PhD at KTH)
MSc Students (Bath)
- H. Wilson (next: PhD at Bath)
- A. Rotsidis (next: EngD at Bath)
BSc Students (Umeå)
- R. Elfström
- J. Byström
- E. Fahlstedt
- F. Bäckström