Joshua Tan

Joshua Tan is a mathematician and computer scientist at the University of Oxford. He’s currently working on a governance layer for the Internet as part of the Metagovernance Project. Previously, he was a visiting fellow at Princeton and an entrepreneurial fellow in the MIT math department. He’s also an executive editor at Compositionality and a co-editor of the Applied Category Theory book series at Cambridge University Press. Josh is a graduate of Yale and NYU.

Read Q&A with Joshua:

What is your research focus?

Governance, math, AI.

How do you plan to change the world?

“There is another world, but it is in this one.” – Yeats

What is an interesting fact about yourself?

I originally studied art history.

What is music/film/art that represents who you are?

“Human”, by The Killers.