M. Ryan Calo is an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington School of Law and formerly a director at the Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society (CIS). Ryan researches the intersection of law and emerging technology, with an emphasis on robotics and the Internet.
Batya Friedman is a Professor in the Information School at the University of Washington where she co-directs the Value Sensitive Design Research Lab. Batya's research develops theory, methods, and toolkits for foregrounding human values in the design of new technologies, most recently with an emphasis on systems that will unfold over longer timeframes on the order of 100 years.
Tadayoshi (Yoshi) Kohno is the Short-Dooley Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. Yoshi's research is focused on understanding and improving the computer security and privacy properties of current and future technologies.
Emily McReynolds is the Tech Policy Lab Program Director. She has a background in international law, specifically E.U./U.S. data protection. In addition to managing the Lab, her research interests include data security and privacy of emerging technologies such as cryptocurrencies.
Jonathan Franklin is Associate Law Librarian at the University of Washington. Jonathan serves as a liaison between the Lab and parts of the UW library system. Jonathan’s research is focused on understanding new methods of preserving, accessing, and valuing information and knowledge that does not fall within the traditional constructs of intellectual property.
Jesse Woo is a University of Washington Law alumnus and lawyer in the San Francisco Bay Area. His practice serves technology clients and small businesses for their IP, privacy compliance, and business transaction needs. As a consultant with the Tech Policy Lab he contributes his significant research and writing skills to the Lab’s cutting-edge policy work.
Howard Jay Chizeck is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington where he co-directs the Biorobotics Laboratory. He is also a faculty member in the Graduate Program in Neuroscience. His research interests are in telerobotics and neural engineering, including haptic navigation and control for robotic surgery and for underwater devices, as well as security of telerobotic systems and the design and security of brain-machine interfaces.
David G. Hendry is associate professor at The Information School, University of Washington, where he teaches courses in human-computer interaction, information system design, and foundations of information science. He investigates tools, practices, and systems that create the conditions for sustainable, inclusive participation in the design of information systems.
Franziska (Franzi) Roesner is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. Franzi is broadly interested in issues related to computer security and privacy, particularly designing and building systems that address security and privacy challenges faced by end users of existing and emerging technologies.
Jan Whittington is an Assistant Professor of Urban Design and Planning and the director of the Urban Infrastructure Lab at the University of Washington. She studies the economics of the Internet and related physical infrastructures as platforms for the exchange of information, with effects on public trust, public services, private markets, privacy, and cybersecurity.
Aaron Alva is a J.D. and M.S. in Information Management candidate at UW. Aaron's interests are at the intersection of law, cybersecurity and privacy. He is a NSF CyberCorps scholarship recipient, and currently researches critical infrastructure—service provider contracts with Carnegie Mellon's CERT.
Tamara Bonaci is an Electrical Engineering graduate student and a member of the BioRobotics Lab. The topic of her research is “Privacy and Security by Design in BCIs” and its goal is identification of privacy threats arising from the BCI usage, and the development of prevention methods. She is also interested in the security of telerobotic systems.
Mike Katell is a Ph.D. student at the UW Information School. His interests include privacy, surveillance, and the commercial use of data collected about individuals. He has a specific interest in the aspects of trust and dependence inherent in the use of emerging technologies.
Adam Lerner is a Ph.D. student in Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. He works in Tadayoshi Kohno's Security and Privacy Research Lab, studying censorship, surveillance and privacy in the context of the global Internet and emerging technologies.
Lassana Magassa is a Ph.D. candidate at the UW Information School. His research explores how different modes of social control impact people’s perceptions and uses of technology. He is also interest in understanding the effect of digital inequalities on segments of the general population.
Bryce Newell, J.D., is a PhD student at the UW Information School, lawyer, documentary filmmaker, and 2013 Google Policy Fellow. His research examines the tensions between privacy, security, free speech, and access to information implicated by government surveillance, police use of emerging technologies, and citizen counter-surveillance.
Elena Ponte is a J.D. candidate at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law and works at the University's Centre for Law, Technology and Society. She is interested in the intersections of robotics and law.
Daisy Yoo is a Ph.D. student at the Information School. Her work spans the fields of interaction design, HCI, service design and information science. In particular, Daisy is interested in designing computing applications to support open public discourses on political topics.
Meg is a Ph.D. student in the Information School. Her research explores the privacy implications of data aggregation, currently focusing on third-party data aggregation ecosystems. She is also interested in tech activist communities who create and promote the use of encryption tools.
Tamara Denning is an Assistant Professor at the School of Computing at the University of Utah. Her interests are in the human aspects of computer security and privacy, ranging from understanding how people use and reason about current technologies to designing security and privacy that better matches the human and logistical needs of people around the technology—user and non-user alike recording capabilities.