Ramathi Bandaranayake

Researcher

Ramathi is a Researcher at LIRNEasia, working on the ethics of technology and science. She is currently researching the ethics of data and artificial intelligence in the Asia Pacific, and how ethical principles may be implemented in policy. She also studies responses to health emergencies, including how health information and related data are collected and used by public health systems as part of epidemic response, as well as RCCE (Risk Communication and Community Engagement) during epidemics. Additionally, she is involved in LIRNEasia’s research on platform work, with a focus on the experiences of female platform workers.

She completed her MPhil (First Class) in the History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine at the University of Cambridge in 2019. She earned her BA (summa cum laude), double majoring in Philosophy & Science and English, from the University of Pennsylvania in 2018, graduating as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Her interests include conceptual and ethical issues in artificial intelligence, the intersection of scientific research and policy, science education, and the public understanding of science.

 


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