Fellows are a critical part of the Center’s intellectual life, and participate in many activities throughout the year. The call for applications is issued in Fall of the preceding academic year.
(September – December 2013)
317 Sherrerd Hall
Axel Arnbak is a cybersecurity and information law scholar at the University of Amsterdam’s Institute for Information Law (IViR). At CITP, he will work on his doctoral project that aims to develop a new conceptual model for communications security governance. In addition, Axel will expand on his earlier work on intelligence agency surveillance and conduct a case study into the routing security market and its incentives for communications security. In the 2013/14 academic year, he will also be a Fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society. For his thesis on telecommunications data retention, he received the national Internet Thesis Award (2009) and the general University of Amsterdam Thesis Award (2010). In 2009, Axel was part of the core team that re-founded the Dutch digital rights organization Bits of Freedom.
310 Sherrerd Hall
Joseph Bonneau is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at CITP. His research interests include applied cryptography, authenticating humans, privacy and security on the web. He completed his PhD with the Security Group at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory, where he was a Gates Cambridge Scholar. Outside of academia he has worked in industry with Google, Cryptography Research Inc. and Yahoo!
315 Sherrerd Hall
Alex Halderman is an assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Michigan, where his research spans applied computer security and tech-centric public policy. Topics that interest him include software security, data privacy, electronic voting, digital rights management, and cybercrime, as well as technological aspects of intellectual property law and government regulation. Alex holds a PhD in computer science from Princeton.
315 Sherrerd Hall
Jared Ho previously served as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of New Jersey where he led his office’s privacy and data security efforts. Jared brought the first action by any State Attorneys General Office against a mobile app developer for violations of the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. He also negotiated a million dollar settlement against an online video gaming company for turning users’ computers into a botnet for the purpose of mining for bitcoins. Jared Ho is currently an attorney in the Mobile Technology Unit of the Federal Trade Commission. Jared holds a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.
317 Sherrerd Hall
Professor Merlyna Lim is Distinguished Scholar of Technology and Public Engagement in the Consortium of Science, Policy and Outcomes, with a joint appointment in the School of Social Transformation – Justice and Social Inquiry Program at Arizona State University. Lim is also Director of Participatory Media Lab at ASU. Lim completed her Ph.D. in Science & Technology Studies and Technology & Development in September 2005 (cum laude), at the University of Twente in Enschede, the Netherlands. Her teaching and research interests revolve around mutual shaping of technology and society and political culture of technology, in relations to issues of globalization, democratization, livability and equity.
309 Sherrerd Hall
Joel Reidenberg is CITP’s inaugural Microsoft Visiting Professor of Information Technology Policy. Professor Joel Reidenberg of Fordham Law School is a leading international scholar in internet law, privacy, and cybersecurity. While visiting, 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 Ph.D from the Universite de Paris-Sorbonne.
316 Sherrerd Hall
Jeff Tignor is Special Counsel in the Broadband Division of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission. Reflecting his interest in the ability of wireless technologies to foster civic engagement in local communities, Jeff was a member of the FCC Working Group on the Information Needs of Communities, working primarily on the Wireless and Diversity chapters of the Commission’s 2011 report. He is also interested in the role of both licensed and unlicensed spectrum in meeting consumers’ demand for spectrum. Prior to joining the FCC, Jeff was an Associate and Member of the Hiring Committee at Dickstein Shapiro in Washington, DC. He was also awarded a patent for inventing a new-style container for dispensing liquids. Jeff holds an A.B. in Government from Harvard and a law degree from Duke.
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Zeynep Tufekci is an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her research revolves around the interaction between technology and society. Topics that interest her include new media and social movements, collective action, civic participation, sociality, privacy and public life. She has conducted and published research on a range of topics include media use of protesters in Tahrir square, online social networking and privacy and publicity behaviors of young adults and technology use by middle school students. She was previously a fellow at Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Her work at CITP will focus on the interaction between the rapid proliferation of social media and mechanisms of social change.
318 Sherrerd Hall
Diego Vicentin is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at the University of Campinas, Brazil. He participates in the research group CTeMe (Knowledge, Technology and Market) and his research interests include men-machine connections, specifically the relations between men and mobile devices. Diego has been studying the development history and the operation mode of cell phone networks, linking technical and social issues. His work at CITP will focus on the standardization process of mobile broadband networks, focusing on the WiMAX family.
Grayson Barber is a privacy advocate with a law office in Princeton, New Jersey. She serves on the advisory board of the Electronic Privacy Information Center and works as a volunteer attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union. Grayson advises the Intellectual Freedom subcommittee of the New Jersey Library Association, and chairs the Individual Rights Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. She served on the New Jersey Privacy Study Commission and the state Supreme Court Special Committee on Public Access to Court Records. A graduate of Rutgers Law School in Newark, Grayson clerked for the Honorable Robert E. Cowen, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Nicholas Bramble is a Postdoctoral Associate in Law, a Knight Law & Media Fellow, Director of the Law and Media Program at the Information Society Project, and a Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. He conducts research on the problems of collective action and the promises of civic engagement relating to open access in the university setting. Prior to his appointment at Yale, Mr. Bramble was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Charles F. Lettow of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. He is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School, where he was the online managing editor of the Journal of Law & Technology.
(January 2012-June 2012)
Annemarie Bridy has been a member of the faculty of the University of Idaho College of Law since 2007. Professor Bridy teaches Contracts, Copyrights, Introduction to Intellectual Property, and Cyberspace Law. Before joining the faculty, Professor Bridy was an associate with the lawfirm of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads in Philadelphia, where she practiced in the area of complex commercial litigation. Bridy holds a B.A from Boston University, a M.A from the University of California, Irvine, a Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine, and a J.D. from Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law.
Annemarie’s Home Page
Benedicte Callan is a Sid Richardson Fellow for innovation and health policy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at University of Texas, Austin. Previously, Callan worked for 12 years at the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) where she served in a number of capacities, most recently as Head of the Biotechnology Unit which focuses on the development and diffusion of innovative biotechnologies in a broad range of industrial sectors. She has also been Principal Administrator for Health, Executive Assistant to the Deputy Secretary General charged with overseeing OECD work on development and the environment, and an Administrator for science and technology policy. At the OECD, Callan gained practical experience in building international consensus on good policy practice in a broad range of science, innovation and economic policy issues.
Susan Crawford is a Professor of Law at Cardozo Law School, and has also taught at University of Michigan Law School and Yale Law School (her alma mater). She co-lead the FCC Agency Review team for the Obama-Biden transition, and served as Special Assistant to the President for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy. She is on the boards of Public Knowledge and TPRC, served on the board of ICANN, and founded OneWebDay. She practiced at WilmerHale before entering academia. Her work encompasses telecommunications policy, privacy, cyberlaw, innovation, and antitrust.Susan’s Blog
Deven Desai is an Associate Professor of Law at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, and a permanent blogger at Concurring Opinions. Professor Desai’s scholarship centers on intellectual property, information theory, and Internet-related law. He plans to work on a major project exploring the ways trademark law can foster, or limit, online innovation.
Josh Gottheimer is the founder and CEO of Asbury Advisors, a strategic communications and policy firm. His clients include several Fortune 500 companies and nonprofit organizations. Most recently, Mr. Gottheimer served as Senior Counselor to the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission where he was a strategic adviser to the Chairman on a wide range of policy, legal and external matters, including the communications, legislative and intergovernmental functions of the agency. He was also the first Director of Public-Private Initiatives, a new team at the Commission that harnesses the power of broadband to advance key national priorities such as jobs, health care, cybersecurity, privacy, public safety, energy, and education. His current research focuses on the challenges associated with broadband adoption and the 100 million Americans who still aren’t reaping the economic, educational and social benefits of the Internet.
Jens Grossklags, a new PhD from the UC Berkeley School of Information, studies information economics and technology policy. He focuses on the intersection of privacy, security, and network systems. His approach is highly interdisciplinary, combining economics, computer science, and public policy. Currently, he is investigating the ways institutions and end users make decisions about complex computer security risks under conditions of uncertainty and limited information.
Joe Hall is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow jointly affiliated with the UC Berkeley School of Information and CITP. He earned his PhD from UC Berkeley, and his dissertation examined public policy mechanisms for making computerized voting systems more transparent. He continues to work in that vein, supported by the NSF ACCURATE center. He has also begun to examine gaming devices in an effort to learn from how those machines are regulated, implemented and protected from error and malicious activity. He has been involved with the Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic at the Boalt Hall School of Law, and has consulted with the Electronic Frontier Foundation to produce a series of electronic voting machine information sheets.Joe’s Blog: Not Quite a Blog
Ron Hedges is a special master, arbitrator, and mediator specializing in e-discovery and privilege issues. He served as a United States Magistrate Judge in the District of New Jersey from 1986 to 2007. Ron is a member of The Sedona Conference Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Advisory Boards of the Corporate Counsel and E-Discovery Institutes of Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches e-discovery and e-evidence. Ron is author of Discovery of Electronically Stored Information: Surveying the Legal Landscape (BNA: 2007) and a co-author of Managing Discovery of Electronic Information: A Pocket Guide for Judges (Federal Judicial Center: 2007). Ron’s work at CITP will examine the broad implications of electronic transition on the rules of discovery, sensitive information, and public access to case materials.
Pablo Hinojosa is the Manager, Regional Relations for Latin American, within the Global Partnerships department of ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), the nongovernmental body that coordinates standards for the Internet.
Adrian Hong currently serves as Director of the Pegasus Project, an initiative that uses cutting-edge technology to penetrate closed societies and empower people in those nations to communicate amongst themselves, and with the outside world. He previously worked on issues relating specifically to human rights and refugees specific to North Korea, and has experience in international development issues. He was a Visiting Lecturer in 2008 at Korea’s Ewha University teaching “America, Human Rights and Foreign Policy”, and is a 2010 TED Senior Fellow.
(March 2012-June 2013)
Philip N. Howard is an associate professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Washington. He directs the World Information Access Project (wiaproject.org) and the Project on Information Technology and Political Islam (pitpi.org). His book The Digital Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy has just been published by Oxford University Press. He teaches courses on research methods, politics online, and international development. Howard has been a Fellow at the Pew Internet & American Life Project in Washington D.C., the Stanhope Centre for Communications Policy Research in London, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in Palo Alto. Philip holds a BA from Toronto, a MSc from the London School of Economics, and a PhD from Northwestern.
Bart Huffman, an intellectual property law partner in the Austin office of Locke Lord LLP, has experience with a wide range of data management, privacy, and data security issues. With a systems engineering background, and a proven track record in intellectual property, e-commerce, and federal litigation matters, he offers a unique, broad perspective for the critical data and intellectual property issues faced by cutting-edge companies today. His clients, which include Fortune 500 companies as well as regional players, rely on his advice in connection with strategy and policy issues and initiatives, commercial technology services and other transactional matters, compliance advice, and privacy and intellectual property litigation. Bart is admitted to practice law in Texas, California and New York, and before various federal courts. He is also a USPTO Registered Patent Attorney and an IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional.
Jim Katz is Professor, Chair of the Department of Communication, and Director of the Center for Mobile Communication Studies at Rutgers, where he holds the University’s highest professorial rank. He has devoted much of his career to exploring the social consequences of new communication technology, especially the mobile phone and Internet. Currently he is looking at how personal communication technologies can be used by teens from urban environments to engage in informal science and health learning. This research is being carried out through an NSF-sponsored project with New Jersey’s Liberty Science Center.
Fengming Liu is Associate General Counsel and Vice President of Microsoft Greater China Region. In this position he is responsible for all legal and government affairs matters for Microsoft in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. He has law degrees from Peking University, Hamline University and the University of Washington. He has served as an adjunct professor of law at Peking University and adjunct lecturer at the University of Washington. During the 2010-11 academic year, Fengming will divide his time between Princeton’s CITP and Harvard’s Berkman Center, working on projects related to the position of U.S. companies doing business in China, and intellectual property issues in China.
Rebecca MacKinnon is a journalist, free speech activist, and expert on Chinese Internet censorship, currently working on a book about the future of freedom in the Internet age. She was a Fellow at CITP in Spring 2010, and will continue as a remote visitor as she joins the New America Foundation as a Bernard Schwartz Senior Fellow in the Fall. She is co-founder of Global Voices Online, a global citizen media network. She serves on the Boards of Directors of the Committee to Protect Journalists and the Global Network Initiative. She worked as a journalist for CNN as Bureau Chief in Beijing and Tokyo. She has also been a Research Fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. In 2007 and 2008 she served on the faculty of the University of Hong Kong’s Journalism and Media Studies Centre, and was also Project Lead for Creative Commons Hong Kong. In 2009 she continued her research and writing as an Open Society Institute Fellow.
Rebecca’s Blog: RConversation
Andrew McLaughlin is a technology law and policy nerd. He is Executive Director of Civic Commons, a new non-profit that help cities and other governments share and implement low-cost technologies to improve public services, management, accountability, transparency, and citizen engagement. He is also a director of Code for America. From 2009-2011, Andrew McLaughlin served on President Obama’s White House staff as Deputy Chief Technology Officer of the United States, focusing on Internet, technology, and innovation policy. From 2004-2009, Andrew was Director of Global Public Policy at Google. From 1999-2002, Andrew helped launch and manage ICANN. Andrew holds a B.A. from Yale University, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Philip Napoli is a Professor in the Graduate School of Business and Director of the Donald McGannon Communication Research Center at Fordham University. His research focuses on communications policy, with a particular emphasis on the role of normative principles, the dynamics of the policymaking process, and issues of data transparency, access, and integrity in policymaking and policy analysis. He has published extensively in these areas in journals of law, public policy, and communications. He has provided formal and informal testimony on communications policy issues to the Senate, FTC, FCC, and GAO. He is currently preparing a book-length treatment of the evolution of federal policies surrounding the gathering and accessibility of policy-relevant data in telecommunications and the media. Philip is also a Knight Media Policy Fellow at the New America Foundation.
Philip’s posts on SSRC’s Data Drip blog
Philip’s posts on New America Foundation’s Sustaining Democracy in a Digital Age blog
Gina Neff is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at University of Washington. She studies the relationship between society and communication technologies, as well as between culture and communication. Her research focuses on (1) how work, communication technologies, and organizational structures relate to one another and (2) the commercial production of mediated culture in communication industries. Her current research projects include a book manuscript entitled Venture Labor on work and discourses of risk in high-tech firms, a project on internships and the entry-level labor market in communication industries, and on-going documentation of organizational challenges that high-tech and innovative industries face. She holds both a Ph.D. in sociology and a B.A. in economics and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures from Columbia University.
Russell Neuman is the John Derby Evans Professor of Media Technology and Research Professor, Center for Political Studies, Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. Professor Neuman’s research and teaching span two fields in communications: behavioral research on communication effects with a focus on political communication and new media technology and policy with a focus on the social and political impacts of new media diffusion. He has published several books and numerous articles on these topics. Professor Neuman recently worked on information and security technology policy at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Dr. Neuman taught at the University of Pennsylvania where he directed the Information and Society Program of the Annenberg Public Policy Center. He also taught at Harvard and Yale and was one of the founding faculty of the MIT Media Laboratory.
Russell’s Home Page
Frank Pasquale is a Professor of Law at Seton Hall University, and has been a Visiting Professor at Yale Law School and Cardozo School of Law. He has published widely on the regulation of information and health-related technology. He holds a law degree from Yale, an M.Phil. from Oxford, and practiced at Arnold & Porter LLC before entering academia. He researches the role of intermediaries online, including search engines, internet service providers, and social networks. His work at the Center will continue to focus on these topics as he drafts a book proposing ways to make dominant intermediaries more accountable to stakeholders.
Frank’s posts at Concurring Opinions
Frank’s posts at Madisonian
Steven B. Roosa is a partner in Holland & Knight’s New York office and co-chair of the Data Privacy and Security Team. His practice focuses on advising companies on mobile app privacy compliance, Internet tracking, web security, geo-fencing, certification authority matters pertaining to online trust and web-based reputation issues. In the courtroom, Mr. Roosa represents a diverse array of companies in matters relating to consumer protection, anonymous online defamation, commercial disputes, and state and federal administrative law. He also works extensively on defending putative class actions involving Flash cookies and has been instrumental in obtaining voluntary dismissals for three large clients in recent proceedings in Arkansas. Mr. Roosa advises Fortune 100 corporations, privately held companies and nonprofit entities regarding Internet privacy issues and web security.
Wendy Seltzer is an expert on copyright law, internet innovation, and policy of open systems. Her past work includes the Chilling Effects Clearinghouse, an essential database of takedown requests under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and other legal threats. She is a former staff attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a Harvard Law graduate, and has taught courses on internet law and policy at several schools. She is also involved in the operational aspects of several important internet-related entities such as ICANN, the World Wide Web Foundation, and the Tor project. She recently published arcticles in the Berkeley Journal of Law and Technology and the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology. She is also a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society At CITP, Wendy is pursueing her study of the role of “openness” at the intersection of law, technology, norms, and economics. This encompasses broadband policy, digital rights management, device interoperability, and more.
Wendy’s Blog: Legal Tags
(July 2011-Decemer 2011)
Bjarne Stroustrup is a Distinguished Professor and the holder of the College of Engineering Chair in Computer Science at Texas A&M University; you can find specific academic and educational information on and through my TAMU homepage. I also retain a link to AT&T Labs – Research as an AT&T Fellow.
Christopher Wong is a Postgraduate Fellow and Lecturer at the Institute for Information Law & Policy at New York Law School. He is currently leading research on the NSF-funded Open Patent project exploring the tagging and visualization of patent information. He is also the founder and Chair of the Innovate / Activate Unconference on Intellectual Property and Activism, as well as the Co-Director of the Open Video Conference. Chris was the founding project manager of the IILP’s historic Peer To Patent project and he continues as an advisor to the US and Australian programs. Additionally, Chris has been a Visiting Fellow at the Yale Law School Information Society Project since 2009. He earned his J.D. from New York Law School and his BSBA in Information Technology from the University of Denver.