Jason DCruz

Jason DCruz

Faculty Fellow


  • Trust and trustworthiness
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Ethics
  • Moral psychology


Brief Bio

Jason D’Cruz is an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University at Albany.

His research interests center on ethics and moral psychology, especially trust, trustworthiness, rationalization, and self-deception. He is the Principal Investigator of a SUNY-IBM research alliance grant project entitled, “AI Trustworthiness from a User Perspective” for which he works closely with Distinguished Research Scientist Dr. Kush Varshney of IBM’s Thomas J. Research Center. 

Prior to joining the University at Albany, he taught at Harvard University and served as an invited researcher at the Centre de recherche en éthique at Université de Montréal. He holds a PhD in philosophy from Brown University and a BA from Yale University. 


Selected Publications

D’Cruz, J. Humble trust. Philos Stud 176, 933–953 (2019). 

D’Cruz, Jason. Trust and Distrust. In The Routledge Handbook of Trust and Philosophy. Routledge, 41–51 (2020).

D’Cruz, Kidder, and Varshney. The Empathy Gap: Why AI Can Forecast Behavior But Cannot Assess Trustworthiness. In Proceedings of the AAAI Fall Symposium Series Symposium on Thinking Fast and Slow and Other Cognitive Theories in AI (2022)

Knowles, D’Cruz, Richards,Varshney. 2023. Humble AI. Communications of the ACM (forthcoming) (2023).


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