Interdisciplinary educational background: philosophy of science and epistemology (University of Bucharest), educational theory and philosophy (KU Leuven), electronics engineering (Politechnic University of Bucharest) and Euroculture (University of Uppsala & Goettingen University).
Research interests: digital ethics, critical thinking, online environments, online critical thinking, online emotions, social media, misinformation, mediation.
Currently I am involved in three research projects at TU Delft: a. Critical thinking for online environments
(LeadingFellows postdoc, Marie Curie individual grant)
In this project, I am looking at the material, technological, and social conditions for critical thinking. I am researching, among other things, collective thinking, affordances for thinking – such as digital devices and online technologies, the role of emotions in thinking, and hindrances from thinking.
b. Innovating ethics education for engineers (COMET project)
(COMET project, funded by 4TU.CEE) – collective grant.
Together with my colleagues, we are looking into possible futures of engineering ethics education at TU Delft. It is both retrospective and prospective: looking back at the successes and challenges from the last 20 years of integrating ethics into the curriculum at TU Delft, and identifying and proposing best practices for ethics education going forward.
This project (2019/2021) involves a collaboration between the TU/e (head university), TU Delft, UT and the WUR (under the flag of 4TU. Ethics) to develop materials for ethics education for engineers (Bachelor and Master).