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Department of History and Philosophy of Science


I am the Sowerby Lecturer (Assistant Professor) of Philosophy at King's College of London Department of Philosophy. I finished my PhD in Cambrdige HPS working with Prof. Jacob Stegenga. I am specialised in general philosophy of science, philosophy of complexity, and philosophy of medicine. Before entering the PhD programme at Cambridge, I completed my MA in Philosophy at Purdue University, with a dissertation on metaphysics. I also have advanced training and experience in science. I have a professional Doctorate degree in pharmacy, a MSc in mathematics, and a PhD in computational drug design, and have worked as a postdoc in University of California San Diego, Department of Biochemistry. I also worked as a bioinformatics scientist/manager at Illumina for more than six years, and served as the Head of Research at Optibrium.

My philosophical research divides into two areas:

First, I study the metaphysics of the emergent features of complex systems and the best approaches to understand, describe, and engineer such features. Here are examples of my work on this line of research:

Second, I work on a research programme that Prof. Stegenga and I initiated, in which we use computer simulations to investigate the consequences of meta-scientific assumptions on scientific practice and results. Here are examples of my work on this line of research:

I have taught general philosophy of science and philosophy of biomedical sciences at the University of Cambridge, as well as many scientific courses on biomedical sciences at Purdue University.

I am also competent in a range of other philosophical areas besides the philosophy of science and medicine including metaphysics, and some topics in the Arabic/Persian tradition.

Recently, I started posting short educational videos on critical and logical thinking on my Instagram and YouTube channels (in Persian Language).

Besides philosophy and science, I am interested in poetry. I have published a book of Persian poetry (printed version, ebook), and create a podcast on Persian literature (Link of Podcast, in Persian language).

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