Wessel is a Senior Associate at Principia. His focus is on turning abstract ideas in ethical and political theory into practical applications for engineers and policy makers.
Wessel is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Vienna, and holds a visiting scholar position at the Technion in Haifa, as well as at the European University Institute in Florence. His research and work for Principia are driven by questions on how to live well with technology, questions that are increasingly pressing in a world saturated with smart devices, artificial intelligence, and systems for automated decision-making.
Wessel received a PhD in Technology Ethics from Dublin City University.