Independent Work Seminars

Juniors and Seniors in the Department of Computer Science have the opportunity to take an Independent Work Seminar in Tech Policy. In this seminar students get to work on crafting concrete policy responses to challenges posed by emerging computer and network technologies. Please click here for more information about the fall 2021 COSIW05: Technology Policy.

Spring 2020

  • Rachel Lee, Data Collection and Fairness in Insurance Apps
  • Justin Chang, The Role of International Consensus in Cyberattack Attribution
  • Joseph Kim, An Evaluation of Facial Recognition Usage in Public Transportation
  • Zyanne Clay-Hubbard, A Review of the Rise in Innovative Technologies in the U.S. Foster Care System
  • Emre Cakir, The Threat of Racial Biases in Facial Recognition Technology Use by Law Enforcement
  • Sten Sjoberg, Nailing Down Pseudonymization
  • Tyler Skow, Lessons Learned from New York and Vermont and the Role of Future Task Forces in Regulation Automated Decision Systems
  • Edward Garnter, Protecting Against Cyberattacks on the Electric Grid
  • Michael Hallee, Protecting the Retail Investor: Evaluating the SEC’s Proposed Rule on “Market Data Infrastructure”
  • Jacob Schachner, Libra, a Solution to a Policy Nightmare?
  • Andrew Griffin, Analysis of Potential Regulatory Frameworks for Artificial Intelligence in the Healthcare Industry
  • Jamison Mercurio, Comments to the FDA on Patient Decision Support Software

Fall 2019

  • Austin Mejia, Lucky Break: Regulating Loot Boxes in the Games Industry
  • Bevin Benson, Google’s Health, Consumer Health, or Both? Evaluating the Antitrust Implications of Google’s Acquisition of Fitbit
  • Jordan Heinzel-Nelson, Regulating Facial Recognition Technology to Mitigate Racial Bias
  • Morlan Osgood, Measuring the Impact of Social Media Features on Mental Health
  • Noah Weiss, Encryption Policy with the Advent of Quantum Cryptography
  • Jamison Mercurio, Facial Recognition in Public Safety Applications

Senior Theses

Seniors also have the opportunity to have their research supervised by the clinic lead: