M. Ryan Calo is the Lane Powell and D. Wayne Gittinger Associate 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.
Hannah Almeter is the Program Manager at the Tech Policy Lab. In addition to managing the Lab's operations and communications, she also supports many of the Lab's events.
Emily M. Bender is a Professor of Linguistics and Adjunct Professor of Computer Science & Engineering and the University of Washington. She is the founding Faculty Director of the Professional Masters in Computational Linguistics (CLMS) program. Her research interests include computational semantics (representing human language meaning in machine-readable form), multilingual natural language processing, and technology for assisting in the documentation of endangered languages.
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.
William Covington is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Washington School of Law and directs the Technology Law and Public Policy Clinic. The students in Bill’s Clinic study the policy making process and conduct in-depth examinations of areas where public policy and technology intersect.
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.
Stephanie is a Ph.D. student at the UW Information School. Her research is in the area of emerging technologies and technology policy. In particular, Stephanie is interested in the design of data intensive tools and corresponding regulation.
Shaila is an undergraduate studying Law, Societies and Justice and Entrepreneurship. She is interested in the intersection of law and new technologies such as AI and machine learning, particularly pertaining to issues of fairness and accountability. She is also interested in start-ups and the interaction between innovation and policy and law.
Camille is a PhD student in the Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering. She is interested in understanding users' security and privacy expectations when using popular applications (e.g., social media). She focuses on how those expectations may be intentionally or accidentally violated by other users without special skills or access to the application.
Jabu Diagana is a 2L at the UW School of law interested in Privacy, Cyber security and data protection. Prior to law school, Jabu worked at the Boeing Company Engineering Operations & Technology organization. At Boeing, Jabu had the opportunity to perform technology audit both inside the company and at suppliers sites all over the world to ensure that the company had the right security controls in place and that its data and network were safeguarded. Jabu has a BS in Management Information Systems and a Master's in Business Administration.
Ivan Evtimov is a PhD student in the Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering. As a member of the Security and Privacy Lab, he studies the security of machine learning algorithms. In particular, Ivan is interested in how deep neural networks applied in the real world might fail if their inputs are modified in unexpected or malicious ways and in the policy implications of such threats.
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.
Madeline Lamo is a J.D. candidate at the University of Washington School of Law. She is interested in free speech and privacy law issues in technology, especially with regards to the challenges of reconciling national laws with the global Internet.
Kiron Lebeck is a Ph.D. student in the Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering. He is broadly interested in emerging consumer technologies such as virtual and augmented reality, with an eye towards the security and privacy challenges they present.
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.
Peter Ney is a Ph.D. student in Computer Science & Engineering. He is a member of the Security and Privacy Lab, where he works to measure surveillance and build secure systems that enhance user privacy. He is also interested in studying the privacy impacts of machine learning and biosecurity.
David O'Hair is a J.D. candidate at the University of Washington School of Law. He is interested in autonomous technologies, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence. David wants to help pave the way for integrating autonomous technologies into society and make sure cybersecurity and artificial intelligence are properly regulated.
Katherine Pratt is a Ph.D. student in the department of Electrical Engineering. She is interested in neural security and eliciting personal information as it relates to non-invasive brain-computer interfaces.
Anna Kornfeld Simpson is a Ph.D. student in Computer Science. She is interested in building secure systems that offer users more control over their privacy, and believes an understanding of policy is essential for making these systems secure and effective.
Gaites is a J.D. candidate at the University of Washington School of Law. He is interested applying technological tools to reduce the cost of legal services and improve access. Gaites believes that successful legislation happens through education and diversity.
I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join the Tech Policy Lab this quarter. I came to law school after working in nanomaterials research, am eager to apply my technical background to policy questions that arise out of advances in DNA technology. The Hazelton fellowship will allow me to study American laws governing technology, privacy, and the interaction between nanoscience and computer science.
Samuel Woolley is a Ph.D. Student in the Department of Communication. His research is focused on the subjects of automation, technology, and politics. He is project manager of CompProp at the Oxford Internet Institute and politicalbots.org at UW.
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.
Hayley Younghusband is a Research Assistant at the Tech Policy Lab. She is an undergraduate student at the UW with an intended major in Computer Science.
Espen Scheuer is a Research Assistant at the Tech Policy Lab and a UW undergrad studying Human Centered Design and Engineering with a concentration in data science. He is interested in the intersection of technology and sustainability as well as public perception of privacy and security.
Aaron Alva received his 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 a Technology Policy Research Fellow at the Federal Trade Commission.
Matthew is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Communication. He studies rhetoric and digital culture, with a special focus on cryptocurrencies and related blockchain technologies.
Tamara Bonaci received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington while a member of the BioRobotics Lab. The topic of her research was “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.
Noemi Chanda has a JD from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, and an MA in Economic Policy from McMaster University. Her interests lie at the intersections of law, health, economics and technology. She is particularly interested in the privacy implications of the Internet of Things in the health care context.
Siana Danch received her J.D. and an LL.M. in Taxation at the University of Washington School of Law. She is interested in tax policy research on the consequences of automation and robotization in the transportation sectors.
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.
Sarah Hubbard graduated from Information School. She is passionate about bridging the gap between technologists and policy makers. Her research interests include how to promote emerging technologies and innovation while maintaining privacy in an increasingly connected world.
Timothy graduated from Information School where he focused on Human-Computer Interaction.
Ada Lerner received her Ph.D. in Computer Science & Engineering from the University of Washington. She worked in Tadayoshi Kohno's Security and Privacy Research Lab, studying censorship, surveillance and privacy in the context of the global Internet and emerging technologies.
Emily McReynolds was the first staff Program Director at the Tech Policy Lab. Emily's research interests include privacy and security in emerging technology, particularly internet-connected toys and devices in the home and intelligent personal assistants.
Patrick Moore completed his J.D. at the UW School of Law. His interests are in intellectual property and digital rights. Patrick completed an internship at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Bryce Newell, J.D., Ph.D., is a post-doctoral researcher at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) at Tilburg University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington Information School and is a former Google Policy Fellow. He conducts socio-legal research at the intersections of law, surveillance, migration, and policing in society, with a particular focus on police use of surveillance technologies, privacy, and access to information.
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.
David Stieber received his J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law. He is interested in the policy implications of emerging technologies, particularly state level regulation around autonomous cars and criminal justice.
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.
Jasmine Wang is a Canadian sophomore studying at the Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering under the Killam-Fulbright exchange grant. Her interests lie in machine learning, technical AI safety and strategic AI governance, surveillance, and ICTD.