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.
Microsoft Visiting Professor of Information Technology Policy
309 Sherrerd Hall
Hans Klein is CITP’s Microsoft Visiting Professor of Information Technology Policy for the 2018-19 academic year. His research focuses on two areas: policy processes/institutional design for Internet governance and the overlap between political dissent and information warfare.
Klein received a BS.EECS from Princeton in 1983, an M.S. in technology and policy from MIT in 1993, and a Ph.D. in political science from MIT in 1996. He comes to CITP from the School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech.
320 Sherrerd Hall
Günes Acar is a postdoctoral research associate at CITP. He studied advanced online tracking technologies such as browser fingerprinting in his Ph.D. His research also involves using machine learning for website fingerprinting attacks against the Tor anonymity network.
Günes obtained his Ph.D. from the COSIC research group of KU Leuven in Belgium. He maintains and contributes to several open source software projects, thanks to his industry experience as a programmer.
314 Computer Science
Marshini Chetty is a research scholar in the Department of Computer Science at Princeton University specializing in human computer interaction and ubiquitous computing. Marshini designs, implements, and evaluates technologies to help users manage different aspects of Internet use from security to performance. She often works in resource constrained settings and uses her work to help inform policy. She has a Ph.D. in Human-Centered Computing from Georgia Institute of Technology, USA and a Masters and Bachelors in Computer Science from University of Cape Town, South Africa. Her passions are all things broadband related and trying to make the world a better place, one bit at a time.
315 Sherrerd Hall
Barton Gellman, a visiting professional specialist at CITP, is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author based at the Century Foundation in New York. He is researching a book on the NSA, Silicon Valley and the surveillance-industrial revolution.
Gellman previously spent 21 years at The Washington Post, covering legal, military, diplomatic and intelligence affairs. He returned temporarily to anchor The Post’s coverage (http://bgell.me/wp-nsa) of Edward Snowden and the NSA. He is one of three journalists who received Snowden’s leaked archive in the spring of 2013.
Gellman’s books include Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency, a New York Times Best Book of 2008. He graduated with highest honors from Princeton and earned an M.Litt. in Politics at Oxford University.
320 Sherrerd Hall
Danny Yuxing Huang is a postdoctoral research associate at CITP. He is broadly interested in the economics of security problems. His doctoral research looks at how cryptocurrencies facilitate online scams and crimes. At Princeton, he plans to design systems and policies to secure Internet-connected devices. Huang holds a Ph.D. from University of California, San Diego, and a B.A. from Williams College, Massachusetts.
318 Sherrerd Hall
Kathryn Kleiman is a visiting research scholar at CITP. She is a technologist and lawyer and part of the group that founded ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). As a co-founder of ICANN’s Noncommercial Users Constituency, she works for fair and balanced policies in the global domain name system and helped draft the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS), Proxy Privacy Accreditation (PPSAI). She served as Director of Policy for The Public Interest Registry and co-lead of the Internet Law & Policy Group of Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth. Her research interests include the structure and balance of private Internet governance systems, algorithmic fairness, privacy enhancing technologies, policy processes of free expression and intellectual property, and untold stories of the diversity of computing pioneers.
313 Sherrerd Hall
J. Nathan Matias is a postdoctoral research associate at CITP, and he is a Guatemalan-American computational social scientist who organizes millions of people in citizen behavioral science initiatives toward a fairer, safer, more understanding internet. At Princeton, he is a post-doctoral researcher at the Center for Information Technology Policy alongside the Paluck Lab in psychology and the sociology department.
Nathan is the founder of CivilServant, a nonprofit that organizes citizen-led behavioral science and conducts independent, public-interest audits and evaluations of social technologies. In 2017, Nathan completed his Ph.D. at the MIT Media Lab with Ethan Zuckerman on the governance of human and machine behavior in an experimenting society (video) (thesis) (swordfight). His recent research has focused on preventing harassment, reducing discrimination, responding to human/algorithmic misinformation, and auditing social technologies, studies that have collaborated with tens of millions of people on reddit and twitter (see The Obligation to Experiment). Nathan also publishes research on social movements, civic participation, and social change.
Before MIT, Nathan worked in tech startups that have reached over a billion users, helped start a series of education and journalistic charities, and studied postcolonial literature at the University of Cambridge and Elizabethtown College. His writings have appeared in The Atlantic, PBS, the Guardian, and other international media.
320 Sherrerd Hall
Madelyn Rose Sanfilippo is a postdoctoral research associate at CITP. She is broadly interested in legal, social, and political issues surrounding information and information technology access, applying a social informatics perspective. Her research empirically explores governance of sociotechnical systems, as well as outcomes, inequality, and consequences within these systems, through mixed method research design. Madelyn is also currently collaborating on a large scale project, funded by the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, to examine how push notifications and personalized distribution and consumption of news manipulate readers and contributes to media anxiety, as well as what the implications of these changes in digital journalism may be for an informed electorate. Madelyn’s work is informed by her interdisciplinary background, as she studied political science, international studies, spanish, and environmental studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison as an undergraduate and completed her masters and doctoral studies in information science at Indiana University, Bloomington’s School of Informatics and Computing. Madelyn was also previously a postdoctoral research scholar at the Information Law Institute at New York University’s School of Law, where she studied knowledge commons governance, as well as social consequences and governance of artificial intelligence.
316 Sherrerd Hall
Paul Schmitt is a postdoctoral research associate at CITP. Paul’s research interests span the areas of wireless network systems design, and network measurement and performance analysis. Through comprehensive analysis across all tiers of real-world telecommunications infrastructure, Schmitt’s research aims to produce solutions that solve fundamental connectivity problems, and in particular those that that manifest in challenging network environments. His Ph.D. thesis examined wireless connectivity in resource-limited environments (e.g. refugee camps, rural Guatemala, and Zambia) and proposed systems designed to augment connectivity for scenarios similar to those studied. Paul holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California, Santa Barbara and an M.S. and B.A. from the University of St. Thomas (MN).
320 Sherrerd Hall
Yan Shvartzshanider is a visiting associate research scholar at CITP and an assistant professor/faculty fellow in the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at NYU, where he is affiliated with Open Networks and Big Data Lab group. He received his Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of Sydney, Australia and is currently working on architectures and algorithms for privacy-preserving information systems. In particular, his work focuses on developing a privacy framework based on the theory of Contextual Integrity. Before NYU, Yan held postdoctoral positions in Princeton (Edge lab) and Cambridge University (OCaml lab) where he worked on designing networked systems architectures for the Internet of Things and Fog networks. In general, Yan is passionate about solving fundamental problems that have real-world impact as well as fascinated by the commercial side of transferring ideas into viable business propositions.
318 Sherrerd Hall
Ben Zevenbergen is a visiting professional specialist at CITP. His work mostly consists of multidisciplinary investigations in the ethical, social, and legal impacts of Internet technologies, and vice versa. At CITP Ben is working on the engineering ethics and political theory impacts of artificial intelligence. His position is supported by Princeton’s Univeristy Center for Human Values.
Ben is currently finishing a Ph.D. at the Oxford Internet Institute about the research ethics for technical projects that involve unsuspecting Internet users as data subjects. Next to his doctoral work, Ben been working actively with computer scientists and network engineers to develop a set of guidelines of ethics in networked systems research.
Before returning to academia, Ben was a policy advisor to a politician in the European Parliament, working on Europe’s Digital Agenda and other Internet policy. Previously, Ben worked as an ICT/IP lawyer and policy consultant in the Netherlands. Bendert holds a degree in law, specializing in Information Law.
320 Sherrerd Hall
Annette Zimmermann is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Values and Public Policy and affiliated with the Center for Information Technology Policy in the Woodrow Wilson School. Her research interests are located at the intersection of contemporary political philosophy, the ethics of risk, and the philosophy of law. At Princeton, she will be focusing on the use of digital technologies in law enforcement and criminal justice: what are the democratic implications when such technologies distribute risks unfairly, unaccountably, and in a way that erodes citizens’ autonomy and privacy rights? Annette received her D.Phil. (Ph.D.) from the University of Oxford, where she completed a dissertation on democratic theory (“Democratic Enfranchisement Beyond Citizenship: The All-Affected Principle in Theory and Practice”) at Nuffield College. She also holds an M.Phil. from the University of Oxford and a B.A. from the Free University of Berlin.
Jason Anastasopoulos was CITP’s Microsoft Visiting Professor of Information Technology Policy from September 2017 to June 2018. While at CITP, Jason’s research focused on political economy, political institutions, and political methodology. His current research focuses on understanding when, why and how centralized governing bodies delegate policy-making authority. Other research focuses on the interplay between legislative accomplishment and conflicts between interest groups and constituency pressures in the United States.
While at Princeton, Jason plans to study the political economy of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and their potential impacts on political institutions and monetary policy.
Jason’s research interests in political methodology include machine learning methods for text and image analysis with a special interest Bayesian inference for causal inference, deep learning, network analysis and the emerging field of algorithmic game theory. Projects in political methodology include the development of causal inference methodologies for time series data using deep learning methods such as Long Short Term Memory (LSTMs) neural networks and General Adversarial Networks (GANs).
Axel Arnbak was a visiting fellow at CITP from September to December 2013. During his time at CITP he was also a cybersecurity and information law scholar at the University of Amsterdam’s Institute for Information Law (IViR). At CITP, he worked on his doctoral project that aims to develop a new conceptual model for communications security governance. In addition, Axel expanded 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 2013-2014 academic year, he was 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.
Peter Asaro was a visiting fellow with CITP from 2014 to 2015. During his time at CITP he was also an assistant professor at the School of Media Studies of The New School, and an affiliate scholar at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School. He is also co-founder and vice-chair of the International Committee for Robot Arms Control, and spokesperson for the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, an international coalition of NGOs. His research focuses on the ethical, legal and policy implications of robotic systems. While at CITP he was working on a book that examines agency and autonomy, liability and punishment, and privacy and surveillance as it applies to the design and use of consumer robots, industrial automation, smart buildings, autonomous vehicles, UAV drones, and military robots. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy and master of computer science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Hadi Asghari was a visiting research scholar at CITP and an assistant professor at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. His research while at CITP focused on privacy economics — notably the question of whether markets can produce privacy-enhancing services at scale. Hadi is a senior member of the economics of cybersecurity group at TU Delft, an interdisciplinary team that employs security data to understand the incentives of Internet actors and the effect of policies. He has co-authored reports for the OECD, the Dutch Government and the European Commission, and presented at various academic and industry forums. Hadi’s other interests include innovation, psychology, social movements and programming. In 2015, he was the organizing chair for the annual Workshop on Economics of Information Security (WEIS), hosted in Delft. In 2010-2012, he was on the board of TU Delft’s Ph.D. council, as well as the chair of the Iranian Student Association. Prior to moving to the Netherlands, he worked as a software engineer and entrepreneur in Tehran, Iran.
Grayson Barber was a visiting fellow with CITP from 2009 to 2009. During her time at CITP she also was a privacy advocate with a law office in Princeton, New Jersey. She served on the advisory board of the Electronic Privacy Information Center and worked as a volunteer attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union. Grayson advised the Intellectual Freedom subcommittee of the New Jersey Library Association, and chaired 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.
Solon Barocas was a postdoctoral research associate at CITP from June 2014 to June 2016. His research focused on emerging applications of machine learning and the ethical and epistemological issues that they raise. He completed his doctorate in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University, during which time he was also a student fellow at the Information Law Institute at the School of Law. While at CITP, he worked on a collaborative project to measure variations in the dynamic tailoring of content, offers, and prices online.
Joseph Bonneau was a postdoctoral research associate at CITP from 2014 to 2015. During his time at CITP his research interests included applied cryptography, authenticating humans, privacy and security on the web. He completed his Ph.D. 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!
Nicholas Bramble was a visiting research collaborator at CITP from 2011 to 2012. During his time at CITP he was also 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. During his time with CITP his research interests included 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.
Annemarie Bridy was a visiting fellow at CITP from January to June 2012. During her time at CITP she was also a member of the faculty of the University of Idaho College of Law. Professor Bridy teaches Contracts, Copyrights, Introduction to Intellectual Property, and Cyberspace Law. Before joining the faculty in 2007, 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
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.
Aylin Caliskan was a postdoctoral research associate at CITP from 2015 to 2018. Her research interests included fairness in machine learning, privacy, and security, and work involved the heavy use of machine learning and natural language processing to characterize and quantify aspects of human behavior. Her research built upon the key element of feature extraction for rigorous analysis of large-scale corpora and machine learning models. Aylin’s recent work on fairness, accountability, and transparency, particularly uncovering bias in language models, has received great attention upon the publication of “Semantics derived automatically from language corpora contain human-like biases” at Science. She continues investigating bias in joint visual-semantic models of artificial intelligence to explore their intersections with natural intelligence and society.
Aylin’s doctoral research on the two main realms, privacy and security, combines machine learning with natural language processing. The applications of this research complement each other by enhancing security and preserving privacy. She demonstrated large-scale de-anonymization of programmers of source code and executable binaries. She also performed authorship attribution on authors of micro-text in social media and l33tsp34k in cyber criminal forums via stylometric analysis. Her joint work on semi-automated anonymization of writing received the Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium Best Paper Award. Aylin holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Drexel University and a M.S. in robotics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Benedicte Callan was a visiting fellow at CITP from 2011 to 2012. During her time at CITP she was also a Sid Richardson Fellow for innovation and health policy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at University of Texas, Austin. Previously, Benedicte 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, Benedicte gained practical experience in building international consensus on good policy practice in a broad range of science, innovation and economic policy issues.
Susan Crawford was a visiting research collaborator at CITP from 2010 to 2011. During her time at CITP she was also 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). Susan 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 was a visiting fellow at CITP from 2009 to 2010 and at the time was an associate professor of Law at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, and a permanent blogger at Concurring Opinions. During his time at CITP Professor Desai’s scholarship centered on intellectual property, information theory, and Internet-related law. He planned to work on a major project exploring the ways trademark law can foster, or limit, online innovation.
Roya Ensafi was a postdoctoral research associate in Computer Science from 2015 to 2017, who is affiliated with CITP. Her research interests are Internet/network systems and security, network traffic analysis, and censorship-resistant communication. The primary goal of her research is to have a clear picture of how information flows inside computers and across the Internet through designing and implementing clever techniques.
Brett Frischmann was CITP’s Microsoft Visiting Professor of Information Technology Policy from 2016 to 2017. During his time at CITP, he was a professor at Cardozo Law School in New York City, an affiliated scholar of the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, and a trustee for the Nexa Center for Internet & Society, Politecnico di Torino. He teaches courses in intellectual property, Internet law, and technology policy. Frischmann is a prolific author, whose articles have appeared in numerous leading academic journals. He also has published important books on the relationships between infrastructural resources, governance, commons, and spillovers, including ‘Infrastructure: The Social Value of Shared Resources’ (Oxford University Press, 2012), ‘Governing Knowledge Commons’ (Oxford University Press, 2014, with Michael Madison and Katherine Strandburg), and ‘Governing Medical Research Commons’ (Cambridge University Press, Winter 2016, with Michael Madison and Katherine Strandburg). Frischmann received his B.A. in Astrophysics from Columbia University, an M.S. in Earth Resources Engineering from Columbia University, and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.
While at Princeton, Frischmann worked on his book, Being Human in the 21st Century: How Social and Technological Tools are Reshaping Humanity (Cambridge 2017), which he is co-authoring with RIT philosopher Evan Selinger. He will examine techno-social engineering of humans, various ‘creep’ phenomena (e.g., boilerplate, nudge, and surveillance creep), and modern techno-driven Taylorism, and he will develop a series of human-focused Turing tests to identify and evaluate when humans behave like machines.
In the Spring semester, Frischmann will teach a seminar based on Being Human in the 21st Century.
Vaibhav Garg was a visiting research collaborator at CITP from July 2015 to June 2016. During his time at CITP he was also the editor in chief of ACM Computers & Society, and a director of information security at Visa Inc. His research lies at the intersection of information security, human behavior, and policy. The goal of his research is to understand how individuals assimilate security information, why they demonstrate specific security behaviors, and what is the impact on both organizational and public policy. He is currently working on a book on security awareness. Vaibhav holds a Ph.D.in Security Informatics from Indiana University, Bloomington.
Dipayan Ghosh was a visiting research collaborator at CITP from 2014-2015. During his time at CITP he was also a senior advisor to U.S. CTO Megan Smith at the White House, where he focused on technology and economic policy issues in areas including open Internet; big data, privacy, and the preservation of civil liberties in the digital realm; the advancement of educational technology; and the role of technology infrastructures in global aid and development. Dipayan received his doctorate in electrical and computer engineering from Cornell University, where he studied privacy issues in cyber-physical systems.
Homero Gil de Zúñiga was a visiting research collaborator at CITP during the month of May 2016. He has a Ph.D. in politics from the Universidad Europea de Madrid and a Ph.D. in Mass Communication from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Gil de Zúñiga holds the Medienwandel Professorship at the University of Vienna, where he directs the Media Innovation Lab (MiLab). Prior to joining Vienna, he also participated at the Oxford Internet Institute program at University of Oxford, and was appointed Nieman Journalism Lab research fellow at Harvard University. He is also a former associate professor at University of Texas – Austin. His research addresses the influence of new technologies and digital media over people’s daily lives, as well as the effect of such use on the overall democratic process. He has published several books, volumes, book chapters, and over 50 articles in academic peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Communication, Communication Research, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Human Communication Research, New Media & Society, etc. He has obtained grants and awards as principal investigator, co-principal investigator or executive committee member totaling over $4 million
At Princeton’s CITP, Gil de Zúñiga assessed the impact people’s social media privacy concerns may have over political expressive and discussion behavioral patterns online. This study has an international focus as it tests these effects in different societies around the world (i.e., USA, UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, China, New Zealand, Argentina, Brazil, etc).
Josh Gottheimer was a visiting research collaborator at CITP from 2012 to 2013. During his time at CITP he was also 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 research focused 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 was a postdoctoral research associate at CITP from 2009 to 2010. He has a Ph.D. from the UC Berkeley School of Information, studies information economics and technology policy. His work focused on the intersection of privacy, security, and network systems. His approach was highly interdisciplinary, combining economics, computer science, and public policy. During his time at CITP he investigated the ways institutions and end users make decisions about complex computer security risks under conditions of uncertainty and limited information.
Seda Gürses was a postdoctoral research associate at CITP from 2015 to 2016 and an affiliate from 2016 to 2018. When she left CITP she became a FWO postdoctoral fellow at Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography (COSIC) in the Privacy Technologies Team at the Department of Electrical Engineering University of Leuven. While at CITP she worked on privacy and requirements engineering, privacy enhancing technologies and surveillance. Prior to her time here she was a postdoctoral 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.
Katherine Haenschen was a postdoctoral research associate at CITP from 2016 to 2017. Her research explored the intersection of digital media and political participation and has a specific focus in how online interactions influence offline and online behaviors. She has developed new methods to conduct field experiments within online networks, and she is currently working on a project to compare self-reported survey answers with digital records of online activity.
During her time. CITP, Haenschen was also appointed as a visiting scholar at the Annette Strauss Institute at the University of Texas at Austin. Her work has been published in the Journal of Communication and presented at leading conferences in communication and political science. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and previously graduated from the University of Chicago and Columbia University.
Alex Halderman was a visiting research collaborator at CITP from 2009 until June 2016. During his time at CITP he was an assistant professor of computer science and electrical engineering 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 Ph.D. in computer science from Princeton.
Joe Hall was a visting postdoctoral research associate at CITP and was jointly affiliated with the UC Berkeley School of Information. He earned his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley, and his dissertation examined public policy mechanisms for making computerized voting systems more transparent. During his time at CITP he continued to work in that vein, supported by the NSF ACCURATE center. He has also examined gaming devices in an effort to learn 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 was a visiting research collaborator with CITP from 2010 to 2012. During his time at CITP he was also 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 was a member of The Sedona Conference Advisory Board. He was also a member of the Advisory Boards of the Corporate Counsel and E-Discovery Institutes of Georgetown University Law Center, where he taught e-discovery and e-evidence. Ron is the 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 examined the broad implications of electronic transition on the rules of discovery, sensitive information, and public access to case materials.
Pablo Hinojosa was a visiting fellow at CITP from 2008 to 2009. He was also the manager of 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.
Jared Ho was a visiting research collaborator with CITP from 2013 to 2014. He 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. During his time with CITP, Jared Ho was also an attorney in the Mobile Technology Unit of the Federal Trade Commission. Jared holds a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.
Adrian Hong was a visiting research collaborator at CITP from 2010 to 2011. During his time at CITP, he also served as the 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 was a visiting fellow with CITP from 2012 to 2013. During his time at CITP, he was also an associate professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Washington. He directed 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 was 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 B.A. from Toronto, a MSc from the London School of Economics, and a Ph.D. from Northwestern.
Will Hudson was a visiting research collaborator at CITP from 2015 to 2016. During his time at CITP he was also a senior advisor for International Policy at Google, where his work focuses on Internet governance and other international policy issues. Before joining Google, Will was director for International Cyber Policy at the National Security Council. There, he was responsible for coordinating the government’s implementation of a range of technology policies, including those relating to Internet governance, Internet freedom, human rights issues associated with data privacy and online surveillance, and cyber capacity building. Prior to his time in the White House, Will served in a variety of positions in the federal government advising clients on the legal and policy issues associated with emerging technologies. Will is a graduate of Stanford University and Georgetown University Law Center.
Bart Huffman was a visiting research collaborator with CITP from 2011 to 2012. During his time at CITP he was also an intellectual property, privacy, and data security counselor and litigator. He has a systems engineering background, experience in privacy matters that spans the modern history of the practice area, and a proven track record in significant litigation matters. Mr. Huffman provides advice concerning policies and strategies; technology agreements; enterprise cloud computing; digital marketing; mobile applications; compliance programs; subpoenas, investigations, and disputes; and risk management solutions. He holds a J.D. from the University of Texas and a BSE from Princeton University with a Certificate in Engineering and Management Systems. Based in Austin, Texas, Mr. Huffman is admitted to practice law in Texas, New York, and California, and before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. He is also an IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional, and serves on the Certifications Advisory Board of the IAPP.
Jim Katz was a visiting fellow at CITP from 2009 to 2010. During his time at CITP, he was also a 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. While at CITP he was looking at how personal communication technologies can be used by teens from urban environments to engage in informal science and health learning. This research was being carried out through an NSF-sponsored project with New Jersey’s Liberty Science Center.
Young Mie Kim was the Microsoft Visiting Professor of Information Technology Policy at CITP from 2015-2016. During her time at CITP, she was also an associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, as well as the Department of Political Science (Faculty Affiliate) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Kim’s research while at CITP concerned media and politics, with an emphasis on digital media. Her research demonstrated that the digital media environment sets a condition that facilitates the development of passionate publics who care about a particular issue almost exclusively based on their values, identities, and self-interests. Kim has won a number of awards including the Best Article of the Year in Political Communication. Her research has appeared in flagship journals in the fields of Communication and Political Science: the Journal of Politics, Journal of Communication, Communication Research and others. Kim was a visiting fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, UK and obtained her Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
At Princeton, Kim investigated microtargeting practices employed in online political campaigns—strategic practices that target extremely narrow segments of the electorate with customized messages based on a vast amount of voter profile data. Her course on politics in the digital media age was offered in the Spring of 2016.
Eren Kursun was a visiting research collaborator at CITP from 2015-2016. During her time at CITP, she was also the program director for Research and Innovation at JPMorgan, leading a research program on Cybersecurity, Data Centric Computing and Artificial Intelligence. Her research focuses on hardware and software techniques for emerging data centric computing systems, secure computing, as well as commercial uses and privacy techniques for PII data. Prior to joining JPMorgan she worked in various research and management roles at IBM TJ Watson Research Labs and IBM Corporate Headquarters. Dr. Kursun received the Best Paper Award in IEEE International Conference on Computer Design in 2008, IEEE International Symposium on Low Power Design in 2012 as well as IEEE Micro Top Pick Selection, as well as number of patent awards for her research work. She received her Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California.
(January 1, 2011 – December 30, 2011)
Ronaldo Lemos was a visting scholar at CITP from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011. Lemos is currently the director of the Institute for Technology & Society of Rio de Janeiro and creator of Brazil’s Internet Bill of Rights – Marco Civil (2017).
David S. Levine was a visiting research collaborator at CITP from 2014 to June 2016. During his time at CITP he was also an associate professor at Elon University School of Law and an affiliate scholar at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School. He was also the founder and host of Hearsay Culture on KZSU-FM (Stanford University), an information policy, intellectual property law and technology talk show that was named a top five podcast in the American Bar Association’s Blawg 100 of 2008. His research focuses on technology and intellectual property law and policy, specifically information flows and systems in lawmaking and regulatory processes and intellectual property law’s impact on public and private secrecy, transparency and accountability. While at CITP Levine was active in advocacy and policy arenas ranging from international trade law to hydraulic fracturing regulation.
Merlyna Lim was a visiting fellow at CITP from 2013 to 2014. During her time at CITP, she was also a 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 was 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. While at CITP 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.
Fengming Liu was a visiting fellow with CITP from 2010 to 2011. During his time at CITP he was also an associate general counsel and vice president of Microsoft Greater China Region. In this position he was 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 divided 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.
Lisa Lynch was visiting fellow with CITP from July through December 2014. During her time at CITP, she was also an associate professor of journalism at Concordia University. Her research focuses broadly on social or political shifts catalyzed by emergent communications technologies. Her research while at CITP focused on how changes in Internet infrastructure and policy impact legacy media; the crisis in born-digital media archiving; and the conflict between between traditional, institutional sites of facticity and newer, contingent nodes of information emerging from citizen journalism or hacktivism.
Rebecca MacKinnon was a visiting fellow at CITP from 2009 to 2011. During her time at CITP, she was also a journalist, free speech activist, expert on Chinese Internet censorship, and was working on a book about the future of freedom in the Internet age. She was a fellow at CITP in spring 2010, and continued as a visiting reseach collaborator when she joined the New America Foundation as a Bernard Schwartz Senior Fellow in the fall of 2010. She is co-founder of Global Voices Online, a global citizen media network. She served 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
Andrea M. Matwyshyn is a professor of law at Northeastern University School of Law. In 2014-15, Matwyshyn was CITP’s Microsoft Visiting Professor of Information Technology Policy and a faculty affiliate of the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School. In 2014, she served as the Senior Policy Advisor and Academic in Residence at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. She has previously held appointments at the the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern University School of Law and the University of Florida Levin College of Law, as well as visiting appointments or affiliations at the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh, Singapore Management University, Indian School of Business and University of Notre Dame. Prior to entering academia, she was a corporate attorney in private practice, focusing her work on technology transactions.
Professor Matwyshyn has testified in front of Congress on issues of information security regulation and is frequently quoted by both U.S. and international media outlets on matters of information technology, data security, and privacy law and policy.
Andrew McLaughlin was a visiting research collaborator at CITP from 2011 to 2012. During his time at CITP he was also a technology law and policy nerd. He was executive director of Civic Commons, a 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 was 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 was a visiting fellow at CITP from 2010 to 2011. During his time at CITP he was also 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. During his time at CITP he was 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 was a visiting fellow at CITP from 2012 to 2013. During her time at CITP she was also 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. While at CITP her research focused 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 research projects included 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 was a visiting fellow at CITP from 2010 to 2011. During his time at CITP he was also 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 has also 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
Helen Nissenbaum was a visiting fellow at CITP during the spring of 2015. During her time at CITP she was also a professor of Media, Culture and Communication, and Computer Science, at New York University, where she is also director of the Information Law Institute. Her work spans social, ethical, and political dimensions of information technology and digital media. She has written and edited eight books, including Privacy, Big Data and the Public Good: Frameworks for Engagement, with J. Lane, V. Stodden and S. Bender (Cambridge, 2014), Values at Play in Digital Games, with M. Flanagan (MIT Press, 2014), and Privacy in Context: Technology, Policy, and the Integrity of Social Life (Stanford, 2010) and her research publications have appeared in journals of philosophy, politics, law, media studies, information studies, and computer science. The National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Ford Foundation, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator have supported her work on privacy, trust online, and security, as well as several studies of values embodied in computer system design, search engines, digital games, facial recognition technology, and health information systems.
Nissenbaum holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Stanford University and a B.A. (Hons) from the University of the Witwatersrand. Before joining the faculty at NYU, she served as associate director of the Center for Human Values at Princeton University.
Frank Pasquale was a visting fellow at CITP from 2010 to 2011. During his time at CITP he was also 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 focused on these topics as he was drafting a book proposing ways to make dominant intermediaries more accountable to stakeholders.
Frank’s posts at Concurring Opinions
Frank’s posts at Madisonian
Joel Reidenberg is 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 from 2013-2014 and a visiting research collaborator from 2014 to 2018. While visiting CITP, he collaborated on research with the CITP community and taught an undergraduate course on internet law and policy, which he still teaches every spring for the Woodrow Wilson School. 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.
David Ribes was a visiting fellow at CITP from 2014 to 2015. During his time at CITP he was also an assistant professor in the Communication, Culture and Technology (CCT) Program at Georgetown University. He is a sociologist of science who focuses on the development and sustainability of research infrastructures (i.e., networked information technologies for the support of interdisciplinary science); their relation to long-term changes in the conduct of science; and, epistemic transformations in objects of research. David’s training is in Sociology, and Science and Technology Studies (STS). His methods are ethnographic, archival and comparative. David’s webpage.
(August 2014-March 2015)
Raúl Rojas was a visiting fellow at CITP from August 2014 to March 2015. During his time at CITP he was also a professor of artificial intelligence and robotics at Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany. He has been developing intelligent systems since 1986. His team of soccer robots won the World Championship in 2004 and 2005. In 2006, Prof. Rojas’ team started instrumenting autonomous cars. His vehicles have been licensed for city traffic and have been driving in Berlin’s streets since 2012. Prof. Rojas is a member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences and is the recipeint of Berlin’s Technology Prize for 2008.
Steven B. Roosa was a visiting fellow at CITP from 2010 to 2013. During his time at CITP he was also a partner in Holland & Knight’s New York office and co-chair of the Data Privacy and Security Team. While at CITP his practice focused 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, he represents a diverse array of companies in matters relating to consumer protection, anonymous online defamation, commercial disputes, and state and federal administrative law. Steven also works extensively on defending putative class actions involving Flash cookies and has been instrumental in obtaining voluntary dismissals for three large clients in proceedings in Arkansas. Steven advises Fortune 100 corporations, privately held companies and nonprofit entities regarding Internet privacy issues and web security.
Wendy Seltzer was a visting fellow at CITP from 2010 to 2011. She 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. During her time at CITP she was involved in the operational aspects of several important internet-related entities such as ICANN, the World Wide Web Foundation, and the Tor project. Wendy has published articles in the Berkeley Journal of Law and Technology and the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology. She was also a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Also while at CITP, Wendy pursued her study of the role of “openness” at the intersection of law, technology, norms, and economics. This encompassed broadband policy, digital rights management, device interoperability, and more.
Wendy’s Blog: Legal Tags
(July 2011-Decemer 2011)
Bjarne Stroustrup was a visiting fellow at CITP from July to December 2011. During his time at CITP he was also a distinguished professor and the holder of the College of Engineering Chair in Computer Science at Texas A&M University.
Jeff Tignor was a visiting fellow at CITP from 2012 to 2014. During his time at CITP he was also the 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 was 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, D.C. 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.
Zeynep Tufekci was a visting fellow at CITP from 2012 to 2014. During her time at CITP she was also an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina and a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. Her research revolves around the social impacts of technology. While at CITP she was also a faculty associate at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Her areas of research include politics, civics, movements, privacy and surveillance, as well as data and algorithms. She is a 2015-2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellow who studies the policy and social impacts of computation in decision-making, which is spreading to many areas ranging from policing to corporate hiring to the public sphere. She’s a former programmer who switched to social science to study how technology and society interact. Her book from Yale University Press is titled “Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest.”
Philipp Winter was a postdoctoral research associate in computer science, who is affiliated with CITP. Winter spent his Ph.D. thesis working on understanding and circumventing country-wide Internet censorship systems. Most of his work was about the Tor anonymity network. In addition to his research on anonymity and network security, he is an avid free software hacker, maintaining several software projects as a member of The Tor Project.
Diego Vicentin was a visiting student research collaborator at CITP from 2012 to 2014. During his time at CITP he was also 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 focused on the standardization process of mobile broadband networks, focusing on the WiMAX family.
Christopher Wong was a visiting fellow at CITP from 2011 to 2012. During his time at CITP he was also a postgraduate fellow and lecturer at the Institute for Information Law & Policy at New York Law School. He has researched the NSF-funded Open Patent project, exploring the tagging and visualization of patent information. He was 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 while at CITP continued as an advisor to the US and Australian programs. Additionally, Chris has been a visiting fellow at the Yale Law School Information Society Project. He earned his J.D. from New York Law School and his B.S.B.A. in Information Technology from the University of Denver.
Elana Zeide was an associate research scholar at CITP from 2016-2017, a visiting fellow at Yale Univeristy’s Information Society Project, an affiliate of New York University’s Information Law Institute and the Data & Society Research Institute, and an advisory board member of the Future of Privacy Forum. She works as attorney, scholar, and consultant focusing on student privacy, predictive analytics, and the proverbial permanent record in the age of big data. She examines the law, policies, and cultural norms emerging as education, and the rest of society, becomes increasingly data-driven. Zeide advises parents, educators, companies, and policymakers on student information practices in traditional schools, virtual learning environments, and the commercial sphere. She also writes for both popular and academic publications, recently including a discussion of algorithmic profiling on Slate, an article examining student privacy regulation in the Drexel Law Review, and a chapter on legal requirement and best practices in the forthcoming Handbook of Learning Analytics & Educational Data Mining.
Zeide graduated from Yale University and New York University’s School of Law. She subsequently worked as a litigation associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLC, a legal analyst at Bloomberg L.P., and a visiting professor at Yale University, where she taught courses on Free Speech and the First Amendment before opening her own privacy and technology law practice.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Zeide 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.