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Ben Hardin

Student - CRG & Comp Sci

Ben is a Computer Science DPhil student at the University of Oxford. He is a member of the Responsible Technology Institute (RTI) ( and the Oxford Robotics Institute (ORI) and is supervised by Professor Marina Jirotka (, Dr. Lars Kunze (, and Dr. Pericle Salvini (

Ben's research focuses on the psychological safety of autonomous vehicles and specifically trust, perceived safety, regulation, and human-machine interaction. His work is at the intersection of Explainable AI, interfaces, and psychology.

Ben holds a BSc degree in Computer Science from Purdue University. He has software engineering internship experience in industry (Microsoft, General Motors, GE Aerospace) and has been an exchange student at ETH Zurich.

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