Technology policy researchers and experts who wish to have a formal affiliation with CITP, but cannot be in residence in Princeton, may apply to become a CITP Affiliate. The affiliation typically will last for two years. Affiliates do not have any formal appointment at Princeton University.

Applicants should email applications to Please send a current curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing background and interest in the program.

Joanna Bryson


Joanna Bryson was a visiting fellow at CITP from 2015 to 2016, and a reader (associate professor) at the University of Bath. During her time at CITP she had broad academic interests in the structure and utility of intelligence, both natural and artificial. She has been publishing on AI ethics since 1998, and been engaged in AI policy in the UK since coauthoring the 2011 “EPSRC Principles of Robotics”. Her sabbatical project, “Public Goods and Artificial Intelligence”, included both basic research in human sociality and experiments in technological interventions. She holds degrees in psychology from Chicago and Edinburgh, and in artificial intelligence from Edinburgh and MIT.

Kelvin Chen


Kelvin Chen helps the Federal Reserve Board understand fintech developments and navigate the regulatory and policy issues they raise. Previously, Kelvin was the consumer financial protection bureau’s program manager for Emerging Payments, where he was the bureau’s point person for understanding payment-related technologies domestically and abroad. In prior roles, Kelvin advised former Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez on consumer protection issues and was a litigator in the New York offices of Morrison & Foerster LLP and Cadwalader LLP, where his work included digital copyright litigation and counseling. Kelvin studied systems engineering and mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania (’00) and attended New York University School of Law (’04).

Evan Cooke


Evan Cooke was previously a senior policy advisor in the Office of Science and Technology Policy and a member of the team at the U.S. Digital Service at the White House. He co-founded Twilio, Inc., where he served as CTO and board director. Evan completed his M.S., Ph.D. and postdoctoral fellowship in computer science at the University of Michigan, with a focus on network security and distributed systems and his undergraduate degrees in electrical engineering, computer science and psychology at the University of Wisconsin.

Karen Eltis


Professor Karen Eltis is on faculty (professeure titulaire) at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa. A past director of the Human Rights Centre, Karen specializes in the impact of new technology on constitutional rights and democracy from a comparative perspective, with special emphasis on privacy. She served as senior advisor to the National Judicial Institute and has taught at Columbia Law School, McGill University, University of Montreal (Faculty of Medicine), and Tel Aviv University (Israel).

Fluent in French, English, Hebrew, Spanish and Romanian and proficient in German and Italian, Professor Eltis holds law degrees from McGill University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Columbia Law School (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar). She clerked for Chief Justice Aharon Barak of the Supreme Court of Israel.

Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Ottawa, Karen was a litigation associate in New York City, focusing on International Dispute Resolution.

Her research on privacy was recently cited by the Supreme Court of Canada (in A.B. v. Bragg, 2012). Karen’s latest book is titled “Courts, Litigants and the Digital Age” (Irwin Law, 2012); A second edition supported by the CIRA grant is forthcoming in 2016.

Danit Gal


Danit Gal is a project assistant professor at the Cyber Civilizations Research Center at the Keio University Global Research Institute in Tokyo, Japan. She is interested in global strategic technology planning, particularly in East Asia and its impact on developing regions, and the digital humanities. Prior to joining Keio, Danit was a Yenching Scholar at Peking University and international strategic advisor to the iCenter at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Danit chairs the P7009 IEEE standard on the Fail-Safe Design of Autonomous and Semi-Autonomous Systems. She also chairs the Outreach Committee of The IEEE Global Initiative on the Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems. Among her current projects is a study of the unanticipated consequences of AI under the Association of Pacific Rim Universities – Google research project “AI for Everyone: Building Trust in and Benefiting from the Technology.”

Seda Gürses


Seda Gürses is a FWO post-doctoral fellow at Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography (COSIC) in the Privacy Technologies Team at the Department of Electrical Engineering University of Leuven and was a postdoctoral research associate with CITP from 2015-2016. She works on privacy and requirements engineering, privacy enhancing technologies and surveillance. Prior to her time here she was a post-doctoral fellow at the Media, Culture and Communications Department at NYU Steinhardt and at the Information Law Institute at NYU Law School, where she was also part of the Intel Science and Technology Center on Social Computing. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Leuven, where she was a member of the Privacy and Identity Management Group at COSIC in the Department of Electrical Engineering.

Mark Hass


Mark Hass is a professor of practice at Arizona State University’s communications and business schools. In addition to teaching, he is currently researching and writing about the privacy implications of data-driven marketing strategies. He is a former senior marketing executive, having worked as U.S. CEO of Edelman, the world’s largest public relations firm, and the global CEO of MS&L, a top-ten PR firm that is part of the French marketing conglomerate, Publicis Groupe.

Earlier in his career, Mark was an entrepreneur, having launched and sold two digital marketing firms, and a journalist, having worked as an editor and reporter at The Miami Herald and The Detroit News.

Tiffany Li


Tiffany Li is commercial counsel at General Assembly, the global education institution. She is also a fellow with the Internet Law & Policy Foundry and a certified information privacy professional (CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPT and CIPM). She holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a global law scholar, and a B.A. from University of California Los Angeles, where she was a Norma J. Ehrlich Alumni Scholar.

Li is also an affiliate with the UC Berkeley Center for Technology Society & Policy, and a women leading privacy advisory board member for the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Li’s past experience includes legal positions at the Wikimedia Foundation (Wikipedia),, Amazon, the U.S. Department of State, and the Federal Communications Commission.

Her research interests include: privacy, intellectual property, Big Data, artificial intelligence, and other tech law and policy topics.

Bill Marino


Bill Marino is an attorney, a computer scientist, and a researcher for the Initiative for Cryptocurrencies and Contracts, a partnership between professors at Cornell, University of Maryland, and UC-Berkeley. Bill holds a M.Eng. in Computer Science from Cornell, a J.D. from Columbia Law, and a B.A. in ethics, politics, and economics from Yale. Previously, Bill was a litigation associate at Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson and the data science fellow at Mashable.

Lukasz Olejnik


Lukasz Olejnik is a security and privacy researcher and advisor. He specializes in web security and privacy, privacy engineering, privacy reviews and privacy impact assessments. He has industry, research and technology policy experience, and he contributes to privacy reviews of web standards as a W3C Invited Expert.

Lukasz completed his Ph.D. at INRIA (Grenoble, France), where he was a member of the privatics team. He was a research associate at the University College London. He is also working on the ePrivacy regulation at the European Parliament as a technology policy advisor.

Jonathan Penney


Jonathan Penney is a legal academic and social scientist. He is presently a research affiliate at CITP, a research fellow at the Citizen Lab located at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, and teaches law as an assistant professor at Dalhousie University in Canada. Beyond that, he is also a research collaborator with Civil Servant based at the MIT Media Lab and from 2012 to 2015 was a Berkman Fellow and then research affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. Jon studied law at Columbia Law School as a Fulbright Scholar and at Oxford as a Mackenzie King Scholar and holds a doctorate in “Information, Communication, and the Social Sciences” from Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford.

Jon’s research lies at the intersection of law, technology, and social science, with an emphasis on privacy, censorship, surveillance, and automated/AI legal processess. His work has received international attention, including coverage in the Washington Post, Reuters International, New York Times, Newsweek, TIME Magazine, Le Monde, and The Guardian, among others, as well as coverage by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Glenn Greenwald in The Intercept.

Sam Ransbotham


Sam Ransbotham is an associate professor in the Information Systems Department at Boston College, as well as editor for MIT Sloan Management Review’s Artificial Intelligence initiative. In 2014, he was awarded an NSF CAREER Award for his analytics-based research in information security. Prior to his joining the faculty at Boston College, Ransbotham founded a software company with a globally diverse client base. Sam holds a B.S. in chemical engineering, an MBA, and a Ph.D. all from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Joel Reidenberg


Joel Reidenberg is a visiting research collaborator at CITP and a professor at Fordham Law School where he is a leading international scholar in internet law, privacy, and cybersecurity. Reidenberg was CITP’s inaugural Microsoft Visiting Professor of Information Technology Policy for 2013-2014. While visiting CITP, he will collaborate on research with the CITP community and teach an undergraduate course on internet law and policy. At Fordham he holds the Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Chair, and he is the founding academic director of the Center on Law and Information Policy. He received his A.B. from Dartmouth, J.D. from Columbia and PhD from the Universite de Paris-Sorbonne.

Robert Seamans


Robert Seamans is an associate professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business. He recently completed a one year appointment as a senior economist on President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisors where he worked on a wide range of policies relating to technology, innovation and competition policy. Professor Seamans’ research focuses on how technology affects strategic interactions between firms, affects incentives to innovate, and ultimately shapes market outcomes. His research has been published in leading academic journals and has been cited in multiple outlets including The Atlantic, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and others. Professor Seamans received his B.A. from Reed College, his M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management, his M.A. in Economics from Boston University and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.

Julia Stoyanovich


Julia Stoyanovich is an assistant professor of computer science at Drexel University, where she directs the Database Research Group. She was previously a postdoctoral researcher and a computing innovations fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. Julia holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from Columbia University, and a B.S. in computer science and in mathematics and statistics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Julia’s research focuses on fairness, neutrality and transparency in data analysis, and on management and analysis of preference data. Her work has been supported by NSF, BSF and Google.

Kevin Werbach


Kevin Werbach is associate professor of Legal Studies at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. His work examines the intersection of business, policy, and emerging technologies in areas such as broadband, big data, and blockchain. Werbach served on the Obama Administration’s Presidential Transition Team, founded the Supernova Group (a technology conference and consulting firm), helped develop the U.S. government’s approach to internet policy while at the Federal Communications Commission, and created one of the most successful massive open online courses, with over 400,000 enrollments. His books include For the Win: How Game Thinking Can Revolutionize Your Business and the forthcoming The Blockchain and the New Architecture of Trust.

Helen Wong


Helen Wong is director of Fintech and Payments at Discover Financial Services. In this role, she provides strategic advice regarding payments and financial technology issues, including mobile payments and emerging payment and commerce platforms. Ms. Wong was previously an attorney at the Federal Trade Commission. Her work at the FTC focused on consumer protection enforcement actions involving financial technology issues, including mobile payments,crowd-funding, and cryptocurrencies. She has acted as the lead attorney on a number of cases, including the FTC’s first Bitcoin-related case and the first crowdfunding case. Ms. Wong has spoken at numerous conferences on these issues including the National Association of Attorney Generals’ Conference, the DC Blockchain Summit, George Washington Law School Fintech Forum, and TEDx Northwestern. Prior to joining the FTC, she was an associate at the law firm of White & Case. She is a graduate of Northwestern University and Georgetown University Law Center.

Elana Zeide


Elana is a visiting assistant professor at Seton Hall University School of Law and a visiting fellow at Yale School of Law’s Information Society Project. Her work focuses on the implications of shifting from human to big data-driven decision-making in education and hiring. This includes issues raised by smart environment surveillance, algorithmic profiling, and predictive analytics that rely on artificial intelligence. She examines these emerging technologies in light of institutional and organization implementation, oversight protocols, and legal protection (or lack thereof). Elana also advises educators, companies, and policymakers on privacy and information practices in traditional schools, virtual learning environments, and the commercial sphere.

Elana graduated from Yale University and New York University’s School of Law. She worked as a litigation associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLC and a legal analyst at Bloomberg L.P. before opening her own privacy, media, and technology law practice. She also taught classes on Free Speech and the First Amendment as Visiting Professor at Yale University.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Elana was a journalist and pop culture columnist in London and New York, and earned a Master of Fine Arts in Nonfiction Writing from Columbia University’s School of the Arts. She believes she is the only person to have both reported for and legally represented The National Enquirer.