Alumni Spotlight: Daniel Tigard MA '12

Technical University of Munich

After getting his Masters Degree at Brandeis, Daniel Tigard got a PhD in philosophy at Tulane, under the supervision of David Shoemaker. He wrote on moral distress in medicine.

From 2018 to 2020 he held a post-doc in Applied Ethics/Ethics of Technology in Aachen, Germany.

In May 2020 Daniel started a new post-doc at the Institute for History & Ethics of Medicine, at the Technical University of Munich (working under Prof. Alena Buyx, Chair of the German Ethics Council).

He is currently working on a project called "Responsible Robotics", where he's trying to "embed" ethics into development teams working on AI and robotics.

He is publishing mainly on tech-ethics and bioethics; some recent journals are Bioethics, the Journal of Medical Ethics, Philosophy & Technology, and AI & Society.

In the summers he also teaches for the Sherwin B. Nuland Summer Institute in Bioethics at Yale.

Daniel writes,

In non-work news, I met my wife at Tulane. She's an economist from Austria; she studied international development. Also, when I was in New Orleans (2013-2017), I sang in a barbershop quartet; we often roamed the French Quarter, entertaining tourists.
Daniel Tigard's Quartet posing in the bathtub