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. 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 and research fellow there. My work is mainly in the areas of cyberpsychology, digital mental health, digital well-being and AI. I am affiliated with Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, where I serve as tech lead and computing researcher of 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 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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