I am an Associate Professor of Computer and Information Science at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. I earned a BA in Mathematical Statistics from Delhi University (1984), an MS in Computer Science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology (1990) and a PhD in Philosophy from the City University of New York (2000). I've worked on logics for belief revision and merging; my current research interests include the philosophical foundations of artificial intelligence, the legal theory of artificial agents, and the politics and ethics of technology. My teaching responsibilities span the Departments of Computer and Information Science and Philosophy. I've co-authored, with Scott Dexter, a book on the philosophical implications of free software, Decoding Liberation: The Promise of Free and Open Source Software; it has just been published (August 2007) by Routledge in its New Media and Cyberculture series. I'm currently working on a book on to develop a legal theory for autonomous artificial agents (forthcoming with the University of Michigan Press).