Jat has a broad range of interests spanning both the computer science and legal domains. In addition to leading the group, he also co-chairs the Trust & Technology Initiative, is a Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute, and is active in the tech-policy space. Jat completed his PhD in Computer Science at the University in Cambridge, has several years of commercial experience in the areas of health and legal systems, and has also studied some law.
Richard is a researcher at the Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge. His research involves investigating the potential threats emerging technologies pose to society, often focusing on privacy, security, trust, compliance and accountability issues. Before returning to academia for his PhD in Cloud Visualisation systems, Richard worked in industry where he acquired a broad range of technical experience in web development, cloud systems, data science, aviation and machine learning. He is currently interested in topics involving virtual, augmented and mixed reality display systems and the challenges they pose to compliance and accountability.
Dr Jennifer Cobbe is a researcher and Affiliated Lecturer at the Computer Laboratory at the University of Cambridge, and the Coordinator of Cambridge’s Trust & Technology Initiative. She holds an LLM in Law and Governance and a PhD in Law from Queen’s University, Belfast. Jennifer is a member of the Law Committee of the IEEE’s Global Initiative on the Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems, and is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Queens’ College, Cambridge.
Anna Ida Hudig
Anna Ida Hudig is a research associate with the Compliant and Accountable Systems Group. Her research focuses on compliance of consumer Internet-of-Things (IoT) device behaviour with data protection law, studied through an interdisciplinary lens combining both law and computer science. Anna holds an MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge (distinction), and has obtained her Bachelor of Laws (2017) and BSc with a major in Artificial Intelligence (2018) from the University of Amsterdam. Prior to joining the Computer Laboratory, Anna has worked at a law firm on EU projects associated with cybersecurity, accountability and human rights in digital ecosystems, and has been involved in several projects related to asset tracking and distributed ledger infrastructure in a commercial context (finance and energy distribution). Her current research is funded by the UK data protection regulator, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
Dr Heleen Janssen is a researcher and affiliated lecturer at the Computer Laboratory at the University of Cambridge (2018 – present) and holds a PhD in Law (Maastricht University, 2003). Her research focuses on centralised and decentralised infrastructure; she considers the potential of data management and computing infrastructures, and their legal, regulatory and policy implications. Her projects revolve around personal information management systems (aka personal data stores) and data intermediaries (e.g. data trusts, data cooperatives, data commons). She currently also holds an appointment at the University of Amsterdam, at the Institute for Information Law (IViR). Heleen also has a longstanding background (2004 – 2018) as policy adviser and legislator in the Dutch Ministry of the Interior (constitutional law, human rights, emerging technologies).
Michelle Lee (Seng Ah)
Michelle Seng Ah Lee is a PhD candidate at the Dept. of Computer Science & Technology in the Compliant and Accountable Systems group, supervised by Jat Singh and Jon Crowcroft. Her research focuses on fairness, bias, and discrimination in machine learning algorithms and their trade-offs on aggregate and individual levels. Michelle holds an MSc in Social Data Science from the Oxford Internet Institute, where she was a part of the Digital Ethics Lab. She completed her undergraduate degree at Stanford University. Outside of Cambridge, Michelle is a part-time Senior Manager in Risk Analytics at Deloitte UK, specialising in designing the enterprise AI ethics framework and controls library for financial services. Michelle’s PhD research is funded by Aviva.
Chris Norval is a postdoctoral researcher whose research interests include Human Computer Interaction (HCI), data science, and societal implications of technology. Chris obtained his PhD in HCI from the University of Dundee in 2014 before spending two years as a data scientist in the games industry and completing a one-year postdoc at the University of St Andrews before joining the team.
Jovan Powar is a PhD candidate at the Computer Laboratory at the University of Cambridge in both the Compliant and Accountable Systems Group and the Digital Technology Group, supervised by Alastair Beresford and Jat Singh. His research focuses on privacy-preserving data systems, particularly in creating interdisciplinary toolkits for reasoning about privacy risks and their mitigation. His work aims to align the formal approaches of information security with sociotechnical governance perspectives. His current projects include a threat modelling framework for describing risks of reidentification, and a model for expressing the governance profile of data intermediaries and data sharing systems which incorporates technical and non-technical measures side-by-side. Jovan holds a masters in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge and his PhD research is funded by an EPSRC Doctoral Training Studentship.
Bianca Schor is a PhD student at the Department of Computer Science and Technology in the Complaint and Accountable Systems group, and is supervised by Alan Blackwell and Jat Singh. Her research focuses on visualisation, system transparency, and design for wellbeing from a Human Computer Interaction (HCI) perspective. Her work aims to better align, through visualisation, the design of systems with end-users’ needs in terms of transparency. Bianca holds a masters in History of Art from The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, and completed her undergraduate degree at University of Cambridge. Prior to joining the group Bianca was the CEO of a Tech startup in France. Bianca’s PhD is funded by Trinity College, Cambridge.
Seyyedahmad Javadi, Postdoctoral researcher [Jul 2019 — Dec 2020]. Now: Assistant Professor at Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.