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Helen has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Logic and Philosophy of Science Department at the University of California, Irvine. Prior to this, she completed her MA in Philosophy at Western University. She is interested in the foundations of spacetime theories and modified theories of gravity. Her dissertation work focused on modified gravitational theories that allow torsion in the spacetime. She also works on the epistemology of large-scale simulations in astrophysics/cosmology, especially in how we can increase our trust in such simulations by means of methods like code comparison.