About

Dr. Simon D’Alfonso

As an undergraduate, I doubled majored in philosophy and computer science. This blog was created in 2009 when I started my postgraduate work and I still add to it when I can or have something relevant to say. Completed in 2012 at the University of Melbourne via the philosophy department, my thesis ‘Towards a Framework for Semantic Information’ addresses some important questions regarding an account of semantic information and looks at how the concept of information can be applied to epistemology.

After completing my PhD I found work in the School of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne and am currently a lecturer there. My work is mainly in the areas of cyberpsychology, digital mental health, digital well-being and AI. I am affiliated with the Orygen youth mental health institute, where I serve as head of computing in its digital mental health division eOrygen. Via this affiliation, I lead the Digital Technology and Artificial Intelligence for (Youth) Mental Health research project.

You can find a reasonably up to date copy of my academic CV here

Fourth Workshop on the Philosophy of Information
Fourth Workshop on the Philosophy of Information, 2012, University of Hertfordshire.

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