I write about ethics, animal welfare, and far-future scenarios from a suffering-focused perspective on my main website, "Essays On Reducing Suffering".
I helped to start the Foundational Research Institute, a think tank that explores crucial considerations for reducing suffering in the long-run future.
Previously, I was a software engineer at FlyHomes, where I built the company's core infrastructure for data processing and machine learning, and also contributed to web development. From 2009-2013, I worked in the relevance division of Bing at Microsoft, improving ranking algorithms for web results through feature engineering, data mining, and architectural innovation. I built end-to-end three of Bing's production ranking models, which served over 5 billion searches on Bing and Yahoo every month.
I graduated from Swarthmore College in 2009, where I studied computer science, mathematics, statistics, and economics. I wrote a thesis on multitask feature selection and published additional papers on machine learning and international trade.