Analogue leadership in a digital world

Ardavan Afshar
Newspeak Scholar
2022 - 2023

Ardavan is an academic mathematician who is looking to transition to working on global development and suffering minimisation, in particular via technical interventions and the propagation of value change. He is especially interested in the potential application of developments in automation and machine learning to solve problems related to agriculture, education and healthcare in the developing world.

Ardavan completed his PhD in Number Theory at University College London in 2020, and then spent two years in Stockholm as a postdoctoral research fellow at KTH. Thanks to support from Intersticia, he is currently undertaking the residential programme at Newspeak House’s London College of Political Technology, while also teaching at King’s College London.