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

Data & Society Research Institute, Postdoctoral Scholar, 2017–Present

Yale Information Society Project, Visiting Fellow, 2016–Present

Georgetown University Law Center, Visiting Researcher, 2016–2017

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

Fairness and Justice as End-to-End Guarantees in Sociotechnical Systems (in progress) (with danah boyd, Sorelle Friedler, Suresh Venkatasubramanian)

Machine Learning Versus Fault-Based Liability (in progress)

The Intuitive Appeal of Explainable Machines, 87 Fordham L. Rev __ (forthcoming 2018) (with Solon Barocas)

Disparate Impact in Big Data Policing52 Ga. L. Rev. 109 (2017)

Meaningful Information and the Right to Explanation 7 Int’l Data Privacy L. 233 (2017) (with Julia Powles)

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

Meaningful Information and the Right to Explanation

  • European Commission, DG Justice, Brussels, Belgium, January 24, 2018
  • Data & Society Research Institute, New York, NY, December 12, 2017

The Intuitive Appeal of Explainable Machines

  • Explainable and Accountable Algorithms Workshop, Alan Turing Institute, London, United Kingdom, January 18–19, 2018
  • Policy Issues Surrounding Artificial Intelligence, Algorithms, and Privacy, Seoul National University School of Law, Seoul, South Korea, August 24, 2017
  • Privacy Law Scholars Conference, UC Berkeley School of Law, Berkeley, CA, June 1–2, 2017
  • NYU Algorithms and Explanations Conference, New York University School of Law, New York, NY, April 27–28, 2017
  • 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

Machine Learning Versus Fault-Based Liability

  • Ideas Lunch, Yale Information Society Project, New Haven, CT, November 30, 2017

Machine Learning, Discrimination, and Due Process

  • Human Rights Watch, New York, NY, November 14, 2017
  • University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, MI, November 13, 2017

How Do We Implement Discrimination Impact Assessments?

  • OSU Big Data & Criminal Law Roundtable, Columbus OH, September 29, 2017

Disparate Impact in Big Data Policing

  • Shaping Justice Conference, University of Virginia School of Law, February 2-3, 2018
  • Law and Society Annual Meeting, Mexico City, Mexico, June 23, 2017
  • 2017 Privacy Law Scholars Conference, UC Berkeley School of Law, Berkeley, CA, June 1-2, 2017

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

Panelist, Trade Secrets Institute Symposium: Keeping Secrets from the Public, Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn NY, February 15, 2018

Participant, Intersectionality and Algorithmic Discrimination Workshop, Lorentz Center, Leiden, Netherlands, December 18-22, 2017

Participant, Public Data Access Workshop, Rutgers Law School, Camden NJ, September 14-15, 2017

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

Amicus Brief, Carpenter v. United States, No. 16-402 (OT 2017) (counsel of record; brief filed on behalf of Data & Society and fifteen scholars of technology and society, August 11, 2017)

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

Program Committee Member, https://www.fatconference.org/FAT*, NYU School of Law, February 23–24, 2016

Program Committee Member, http://www.mlandthelaw.org/Machine Learning and the Law, NIPS Symposium, Barcelona, Spain, Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona, December 8, 2016

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

Supreme Court Must Understand: Cell Phones Aren’t Optional, Wired (November 29, 2017) (with Julia Ticona)

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