Hi, I’m Seb.
I am doing a DPhil at the University of Oxford as part of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber-security. I am interested in advances in machine learning including deep neural networks and reinforcement learning and the ways in which systems based on those advances can be made more reliable given both adversaries and natural processes.
I formerly led the Global Priorities Project at the Centre for Effective Altruism and the Future of Humanity Institute. Before that, I worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Co – where I served clients in a variety of public and social sector fields. Prior to that, I was on the team that set up 80,000 Hours – which advises promising young people on the best ways to do good in their careers.
On this site, you can find my professional details, and glance at personal writings from a variety of sources – including writing on my hobbies, philosophy, effective altruism, and book reviews.