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.
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Peter Asaro is a Visiting Fellow at CITP, 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. He is currently 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 PhD in philosophy and master of computer science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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Hadi Asghari is 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 current research focuses 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 PhD 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.
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Solon Barocas is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at CITP. His research focuses 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 will work on a collaborative project to measure variations in the dynamic tailoring of content, offers, and prices online.
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Joanna Bryson is a Visiting Fellow at CITP, and a Reader (Associate Professor) at the University of Bath. She has 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”, includes 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.
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Aylin Caliskan-Islam is a Postdoctoral Research Associate and CITP Fellow at Princeton University. Her work on the two main realms, security and privacy, involves the use of machine learning and natural language processing. In her previous work, she demonstrated that de-anonymization is possible through analyzing linguistic style in a variety of textual media, including social media, cyber criminal forums, and source code. She is currently extending her de-anonymization work to include non-textual data such as executable binaries or malware and developing countermeasures against de-anonymization. Aylin’s other research interests include quantifying and characterizing human privacy behavior, designing privacy nudges to avoid private information disclosure as a countermeasure, and privacy as contextual integrity. Her work has been featured in prominent privacy and security conferences such as Usenix Security Symposium, IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium, and the Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society. In addition, she has given lectures and talks on privacy, security, and machine learning subjects at the Chaos Communications Congress and universities around the world. She holds a PhD in Computer Science from Drexel University and a Master of Science in Robotics from the University of Pennsylvania.
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Roya Ensafi is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Computer Science, 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.
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Vaibhav Garg is a Visiting Research Collaborator at CITP, 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 PhD in Security Informatics from Indiana University, Bloomington.
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Barton Gellman, a Visiting Fellow 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.
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Seda Gürses is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at CITP. 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 PhD 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.
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Alex Halderman is a Visiting Research Collaborator at CITP and 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.
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Will Hudson is a Visiting Research Collaborator at CITP and 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.
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Young Mie Kim is the Microsoft Visiting Professor of the CITP and 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 concerns media and politics, with an emphasis on digital media. Her research demonstrates 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 PhD degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
At Princeton, Kim investigates 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 is offered in Spring 2016.
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Eren Kursun is a Visiting Research Collaborator at the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University and 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 PhD in Computer Science from University of California.
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David S. Levine is a Visiting Research Collaborator at CITP, 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 is 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. He is also active in advocacy and policy arenas ranging from international trade law to hydraulic fracturing regulation.
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Andrea M. Matwyshyn is a Visiting Reseach Collaborator with CITP and a Professor of Law at Northeastern University School of Law. In 2014-15, Matwyshyn was CITP’s Microsoft Visiting Professor 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.
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Yong Jin Park is the Visiting Fellow of the CITP and an Associate Professor in the School of Communication (SLMC & CCMS) at Howard University. His research focuses on social and policy implications of new technologies.
His current projects examine various dimensions of digital privacy. Another line of research includes innovative methodologies of big data and real-time observations in topics such as digital disparity and skills. Underlying emphasis in his works is to generate empirical research with concrete policy and social values. He has won numerous awards such as the Top Faculty Paper Award Future Communication, NCA 2015, the Top Paper Award International Social Network Conference (DISC), TRIPLE HELIX 2014, the Top Three Faculty Paper Award Human Comm. Technology NCA, 2014; the Top Three Faculty Paper Award, Communication Technology Division 2012, AEJMC; Kappa Tau Award; and the Jung-Sook Lee Top Paper Award, AEJMC. His works were funded by Advertising Education Foundation, NYC 2013. He also received James Carey-ICA Urban Communication Grant 2012. Recently, he was invited to the Facebook headquarters for teens’ social media behavior and privacy-related research.
His works appear in New Media and Society, Social Science Computer Review, International Journal of Communication, Communication Research, Telecommunications Policy, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Journal of Communication, Computers in Human Behavior, Info: Journal of Policy, Regulation, and Telecommunications, Government Information Quarterly, and more. In addition, he was EPIC research fellow and contributed to East Asian section of Privacy & Human Rights Report by the EPIC (Electronic Privacy Information Center) in Washington DC. He obtained his PhD from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
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Joel Reidenberg is a Visiting Research Collaborator at CITP. Joel was CITP’s inaugural Microsoft Visiting Professor of Information Technology Policy for 2013-2014. 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 PhD from the Universite de Paris-Sorbonne.
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Philipp Winter is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Computer Science, who is affiliated with CITP. Winter spent his PhD 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.
(September – December 2013)
Axel Arnbak is 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 2013/14 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.
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.
Joseph Bonneau was 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!
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 BA from Boston University, a MA from the University of California, Irvine, a PhD 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.
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Dipayan Ghosh is a senior advisor to U.S. CTO Megan Smith at the White House, where he focuses 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.
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 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 new PhD from the UC Berkeley School of Information, studies information economics and technology policy, when he came to CITP in 2009. 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.
Joe Hall was 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 examined 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.
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.
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 is 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 JD 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 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. During his time 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.
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.
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 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 is an Associate Professor of Journalism at Concordia University. Her research focuses broadly on social or political shifts catalyzed by emergent communications technologies. Most recently, she has 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 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 BA from Yale University, and a JD 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. 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 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 PhD in sociology and a BA 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
Helen Nissenbaum is 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 PhD in philosophy from Stanford University and a BA (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 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 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
David Ribes is 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. Please see my webpage for more.
(August 2014-March 2015)
Raúl Rojas is 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 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 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 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.
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 AB in Government from Harvard and a law degree from Duke.
Zeynep Tufekci is 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. She’s also
a faculty associate at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, and a former fellow at the Center for Internet Technology Policy at Princeton 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 forthcoming book from Yale University Press is tentatively titled “Beautiful Tear Gas: The Ecstatic, Fragile Politics of Networked Protest in the 21st Century.
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 focused on the standardization process of mobile broadband networks, focusing on the WiMAX family.
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 JD from New York Law School and his BSBA in Information Technology from the University of Denver.