Curriculum Vitae

Education

University of Michigan Law School
Juris Doctorcum laude, 2011
Executive Editor, University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Master of Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2005
Bachelor of Science, Electrical Science and Engineering, 2004
Bachelor of Science, Physics, 2004
Master’s Thesis: Clock Division as a Power Saving Strategy in Systems Constrained by High Transmission Frequency and Low Data Rate

Academic Appointments

Yale Information Society Project, Visiting Fellow, 2016–Present

Georgetown University Law Center, Visiting Researcher, 2016–Present

Electronic Privacy Information Center, Scholar in Residence, Spring/Summer 2016

New York University School of Law Information Law Institute, Privacy Research Fellow, 2011–2012

Publications and Research

Taming the “Right to Explanation” Debate (in progress) (with Julia Powles)

Regulating Inscrutable Systems (in progress) (with Solon Barocas)

Disparate Impact in Big Data Policing, 49 Ga. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2017)

A Mild Defense of Our New Machine Overlords70 Vand. L. Rev. En Banc 87 (2017) (invited response to Kiel Brennan-Marquez, Plausible Cause, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 1249 (2017)

Big Data’s Disparate Impact, 104 Calif. L. Rev. 671 (2016) (with Solon Barocas)

Contextual Expectations of Privacy, 35 Cardozo L. Rev. 643 (2013)

The Journalism Ratings Board: An Incentive-Based Approach to Cable News Accountability, 44 U. Mich. J.L. Reform, 467 (2011)

Legal Experience

Hogan Lovells LLP, Senior Associate, Communications, 2015–2016

Hon. Jane R. Roth, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Law Clerk, 2014–2015

Public Citizen, Alan Morrison Supreme Court Assistance Fellow, 2013–2014

Hon. Dolly M. Gee, United States District Court for the Central District of California, Law Clerk, 2012–2013

New York Civil Liberties Union, Legal Intern, Summer 2010

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Voting Rights Project, Legal Intern, Summer 2009

Panels, Conferences, and Invited Presentations

Regulating Inscrutable Systems

  • NYU Algorithms and Explanations Conference, New York University School of Law, New York, NY, April 27–28, 2017 (titled “Regulating Systems by Explanation”)
  • Big Data Law & Ethics Colloquium, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA April 21–22, 2017
  • We Robot 2017, Yale Law School, New Haven, CT, March 31, 2017
  • Optimizing Government Workshop, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA, March 21, 2017
  • NYU Innovation Policy Colloquium, New York University School of Law, New York, NY, March 1, 2017 (titled “Taking Explanation Seriously in Law and Machine Learning”)

Big Data’s Disparate Impact

  • Analytics Frontiers Conference, Charlotte NC, March 30, 2017
  • Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Housing Section, Washington, DC, December 6, 2016
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Alternative Data Working Group, Washington, DC, September 14, 2016
  • Center on Privacy & Technology, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington DC, October 31, 2014
  • 2014 Privacy Law Scholars Conference, George Washington University School of Law, Washington DC, June 5–6, 2014

Contextual Expectations of Privacy

  • 2012 Privacy Law Scholars Conference, George Washington University School of Law, Washington DC, June 7–8, 2012
  • Privacy Research Group, New York University, New York, NY, February 1, 2012

Discussant, Robert Brauneis & Ellen Goodman, Algorithmic Accountability in the “Smart City, Big Data Law & Ethics Colloquium, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA April 21–22, 2017

Discussant, Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius, Legal and Economic Aspects of Online Price Discrimination, 2016 Privacy Law Scholars Conference, George Washington University School of Law, Washington DC, June 2–3, 2016

Discussant, Rebecca Wexler, Police Body Cameras and Other Warrantless Data Collection Upon Lawful Entry to the Home, At the Intersection of Privacy and Property, New York University School of Law, New York, NY, May 5, 2016

Discussant, Hannah Bloch-Wehba, Covert Courts: A First Amendment Right of Access to Electronic Surveillance Applications and Orders, Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference 4, Yale Law School, New Haven, CT, April 30–May 1, 2016

Discussant, Kiel Brennan Marquez, Private Dragnets, Internet Law Works in Progress 2016, New York Law School, New York, NY, March 5, 2016

Panelist, Legal Issues: Discrimination, The Law and Business of People Analytics, Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, MO, February 19, 2016

Discussant, Jonathan Manes, Secret Law, Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference 3, Yale Law School, New Haven, CT, May 2–3, 2015

Roundtable Participant, Improving Government Performance in the Era of Big Data Opportunities and Challenges for Federal Agencies, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Massive Data Institute, Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy, Washington DC, June 19, 2014Participant, 2014 Privacy Law Scholars Conference, George Washington University School of Law, Washington DC, June 5–6, 2014

Discussant, Felix Wu, The Ontology of Speech, 2013 Privacy Law Scholars Conference, Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, Berkeley, CA, June 6–7, 2013

Testimony and Advocacy

Invited Participant, Data Discrimination Workshop, New York City Commission on Human Rights, New York, NY, February 16, 2016

Amicus Brief, Birchfield v. North Dakota, No. 14-1468 (OT 2016) (brief filed on behalf of the American Civil Liberties Union February 11, 2016)

Written Testimony before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, EEOC at 50: Progress and Continuing Challenges in Eradicating Employment Discrimination, July 1, 2015 (with Solon Barocas)

Conferences Organized

Co-Organizer, NYU/Princeton Conference on Mobile and Location Privacy: A Technology and Policy Dialog, New York University School of Law, New York, NY, April 13, 2012

Other Writings

FTC Report: Big Data Can Create Opportunities or Shut People Out, HL Chronicle of Data Protection (January 15, 2016)

Losing Out on Employment Because of Big Data Mining, N.Y. Times, Room for Debate (August 6, 2014) (with Solon Barocas)

FCC Tries to Revive Net Neutrality Without Rocking The Boat; Politically Weak Decision Could Prove Disastrous, Consumer L. & Pol’y Blog (February 20, 2014)

The D.C. Circuit’s Net Neutrality Decision Is Bad For Consumers, Consumer L. & Pol’y Blog (January 15, 2014)

Bar Admissions

New York
New Jersey
District of Columbia
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Other Experience

Analog Devices, Inc., Design Engineer, October 2006–April 2008

Cirrus Logic, Inc., Mixed Signal Design Engineer, September 2005–October 2006

Analog VLSI and Biological Systems Lab at MIT, Graduate Research Assistant, February 2004–June 2005