I am an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), an associate editor of the journal Foundations of Physics, a fellow of the John Bell Institute for the Foundations of Physics, and an affiliated faculty member of the UCSD Chinese studies program. I received a Ph.D in philosophy, a M.Sc in mathematics, and a graduate certificate in cognitive science from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ in 2019.
My primary research interests are philosophy of physics, philosophy of science, and metaphysics. I also have interests in philosophy of mind, decision theory, formal epistemology, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of religion, and Chinese philosophy. I have a side interest in using films to popularize philosophical and scientific ideas. Currently, I'm co-writing a screenplay about a time-travel romance (partly based on this fascinating article in the SEP).
I have received the Popper Prize for my 2021 BJPS paper on time's arrow, quantum mechanics, and the "Wentaculus." (Click here for a short summary.) I've done a brief interview with the American Philosophical Association (APA) Blog, and a longer interview with Richard Marshall at 3:16AM. My recent work on the vagueness of physical laws was featured as a cover story of New Scientist. Currently I am a collaborator of the interdisciplinary project "Life on the Edge," funded by a grant from the Templeton Foundation.
On this website you can find information about my publications, research, teaching, public engagement, and events.