Information Ethics Group Members


Luciano Floridi home page | email
Luciano Floridi (Laurea Rome "La Sapienza", MPhil and PhD Warwick, MA Oxon) is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hertfordshire, where he holds the Research Chair in Philosophy of Information in the School of Humanities and the UNESCO Chair in Information and Computer Ethics. In Oxford, he is Fellow by Special Election of St Cross College, Research Associate and Fellow in Information Policy, OUCL, and Senior Member of the Faculty of Philosophy. His primary research interest is the philosophy of information and information ethics. For more information see the Wikipedia entry.

Junior Research Associates

Christoph Salge home page | email
PhD student in computer science and philosophy at the University of Hertfordshire, where he is also a member of the Adaptive Systems Research Group. He holds a German Diplom in Computer Science from the Braunschweig University of Technology. His research interests include the information theoretic aspects of social interaction, information theory based behaviour generation and computational intelligence in games.

Christoph Schulz home page | email
PhD student in philosophy at University of Hertfordshire. He holds a German Diplom in physics with University of Muenster (Germany) and is software engineer with the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). His research interests include causality and its relevance to the philosophy of information.

Senior Research Associates

Patrick Allo home page | email
Postdoctoral Fellow of the Research Foundation (Flanders, Belgium) and member of the Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science, Brussels Free University (VUB). Current research project: "Reasoning between theories. A general framework for doing epistemology with logic.". Doctoral thesis "On Logics and Being Informative. Pluralism, Locality, and Feasibility" defended at Brussels University (2007) while working as a Research Assistant of the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO - Vlaanderen) on the project "The Cognitive Dynamics of Information Handling -- Design of a Multi-Modal and Adaptive Formalism".

Liz Black home page | email
Liz is a postdoctoral research assistant in the Robotics Research Group, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford. Her primary research interests are in multi-agent systems and the use of argumentation theory as a mechanism for dealing with inconsistencies that might occur either internally within an agent's knowledge or between multiple agents. Liz is currently investigating persuasive strategies that an agent can use to select arguments to present in order to convince another agent to commit to a particular course of action.

Hilmi Demir home page | email
Assistant Professor Philosophy in Bilkent University, Turkey. He received his BA and MA in philosophy from Bogazici University, Turkey, and his Ph.D. from Indiana University. His project aims to solve the problem of misrepresentation by drawing ideas from Shannon's mathematical theory of communication and Dretske's 1981 informational theoretic approach.

Mark Jago home page | email
ARC postdoctoral research fellow at Macquarie University in Sydney, where he is chief investigator on the project, 'Rationality and Resource Bounds in Logics for Intentional Attitudes'. Before that, he wrote his thesis, "Logics for Resource-Bounded Agents" (2006), with Natasha Alechina at Nottingham. His interests include metaphysics, logic, formal epistemology, philosophy of language, philosophy of mathematics and cognitive science.

Giuseppe Primiero home page | email
MA in Philosophy at the Universities of Palermo (Italy) and Leiden (the Netherlands); PhD in Philosophy at Palermo University (Italy). Post-Doctoral Researcher of the FWO (Flemish Research Foundation) at the Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science at Ghent University (Belgium). Current Research project: "A judgemental theory of collective modal knowledge with applications". His research interests include logical modelling of dynamic reasoning within alternative logics (constructive, adaptive, non-monotonic and interactive), especially with respect to the epistemic description of knowledge, belief contents and the flow of information.

Sebastian Sequoiah-Grayson home page | email
Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the Formal Epistemology Project at the Centre for Logic at the University of Leuven, Research Member of the GPI at the University of Hertfordshire, and a Visiting Research Fellow at TiLPS, Tilburg University. BA (HONS) and MPhil (thesis: 'Two-Dimensional Semantics and Doxastic Reports) at The University of Sydney, where he was supervised by David Braddon-Mitchell and Michael McDermott. BPhil and DPhil at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford (thesis: 'Information and Logical Equivalence'), where he was supervised by Timothy Williamson and Luciano Floridi. His present research project focus on Procedural Reasoning and Dynamic Information Structures.

Miguel Sicart home page | email
He received PhD in Computer Game Studies from the IT University of Copenhagen in December 2006. He is currently assistant professor in game design at the IT University. He is interested in computer game ethics, political games, and game design and development theory.

Sonja Smets home page | email
She holds a 'Rosalind Franklin Research Fellowship' at both the Faculty of Philosophy and the Faculty of Mathematics & Natural Sciences at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. Smets obtained her PhD in Philosophy from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 2001, where she worked on the logical foundations of quantum physics. Her current research programme ranges over Logic (in particular non-classical logics, including non-monotonic logics, belief revision, modal logic, dynamic epistemic logic, quantum logic); Multi-agent Systems; Formal Epistemology; Philosophy of Quantum Physics, Quantum Information and Computation.

Mariarosaria Taddeo home page | email
Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Hertfordshire, department of Philosophy where she works on Informational Conflicts and their ethical implications. Her primary research interests are Philosophy of Information, Information and Computer Ethics, Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence and Multi-Agents Systems.

Matteo Turilli home page | email
Research associate at the Oxford e-Research Centre (OeRC). He helds a DPhil in Computer Science from the University of Oxford. He graduated in philosophy at University of Padua with an MA thesis on the philosophy of information. His resaerch focuses on the ethical implications of software design, specifically for what concerns the translation of ethical requirements into software specifications. Matteo's main interests are in parallel and distributed computing, software design, formal methods and applied ethics.

David Ward home page | email
He is a AHRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Hertfordshire. His current research focuses on the implications of online environments for philosophical theories of personal identity. Prior to this, he wrote a doctoral thesis on the relationship between perceptual consciousness and agency at the University of Edinburgh, under the supervision of Andy Clark.


Ken Herold email
Director of Library Information Systems, Burke Library, Hamilton College. He holds a Master's degree in library and information studies from Berkeley. Areas of research: philosophy of librarianship; librarianship, library science and information science as applied philosophy of information; a Buddhist theory of information; information ethics.

Gang Liu email
Deputy Director of Philosophy of Science and Technology Division, Institute of Philosophy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He is Chinese and was educated in Beijing (PhD in philosophy). His primary interests are in philosophy of information and societal dimensions of information technology (including information ethics, media policy, etc.).

Johnny H. Søraker home page | email
PhD research fellow at the Department of Philosophy, University of Twente, working in an international research project on "Evaluation of the Cultural Quality of New Media". His research within this group focuses on implications of Virtual Reality regarding ontology (VR influencing our conception of reality), epistemology (the relation between actions, beliefs and desires in VR) and ethics (influence of VR on moral norms and sentiments). Søraker has also been working on Philosophy of mind and A.I. (Master in Philosophy) and published and given numerous lectures related to computer ethics, including Internet governance, Information ethics and virtual reality.

Past Members

Mario De Cristofaro
Weiwen Duan
Charles Ess
Gian Maria Greco
Hykel Hosni
Jesse F. Hughes
Duncan Langford
Gianluca Paronitti
Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh
Jeff Sanders
Christian Sandvig
Antonino Vaccaro
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