About Me

Hello, welcome to my portfolio! 

I have a diverse set of interests! I have been working in the fields of AI & Robot Ethics, Medical Device Development, Education, and Dance for more than a decade collectively. What unites my background is my deep curiosity about the design process, addressing people’s needs and creativity. After receiving the NSERC Canadian Graduate Scholarship in 2013, this interest led me to study design methodology during my masters at UBC and develop a novel needs finding technique based on Activity Theory, a well-established social system analysis methodology. Meanwhile, I grew in all of my areas of interest as well!

I am currently the co-director and a design researcher at the Open Roboethics Institute (ORI), previously Open Roboethics initiative (ORi) which was established in 2012. ORI is a Canadian thinktank investigating the ethical and social implications of AI and robotics. As an active member of ORi, I investigated the ethical issues around deployment of autonomous cars, lethal autonomous weapons and care robots. Currently, I am leading the research on policy development for autonomous vehicles that ORI is conducting in collaboration with the Korean Transportation Institute. I am also the co-founder, chief innovation officer, and a system analyst at Generation R, a boutique consulting firm that applies the most recent research in robot ethics and AI ethics fields to address the business risks that companies are undertaking as they are implementing more autonomous technologies. To review summaries of some of the projects refer to the AI & Robot Ethics page.

Favorite quote: “The world we have created is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” – Albert Einstein