Speakers & Authors


Meg Leta Ambrose is an Assistant Professor at Georgetown University in the Communication, Culture & Technology department. Her research interests cover a wide range of technology policy issues including comparative censorship and privacy law, technology management and ethics, reputation and identity, robotics law and policy, and the governance of emerging technologies. She has held fellowships and research positions with the NSF funded eCSite project, the Silicon Flatirons Center, the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet & Society, and CableLabs. Meg received her B.A. and J.D. from the University of Illinois and her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, Engineering & Applied Science, Technology, Media & Society.

Kenneth Anderson is a professor of law at Washington College of Law, American University, Washington DC, where he teaches business and finance law.  He is also a visiting fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and member of its Task Force on National Security and Law, and a non-resident senior fellow of the Brookings Institution, Washington DC.  He has written extensively on law of armed conflict, including weapons, military UAVs, and autonomous weapon systems.  In 2013, he and Matthew Waxman (Columbia Law School) authored “Law and Ethics for Autonomous Weapon Systems: Why a Ban Won’t Work and How the Laws of War Can”; together with Daniel Reisner, they are completing a new paper on autonomous weapons for a Naval War College annual journal.  Anderson’s last book was “Living With the UN: American Responsibilities and International Order” (2012) and his most recent book, co-authored with Brookings’ Benjamin Wittes, “Speaking the Law: The Obama Administration’s National Security Addresses,” will appear in 2014.  He blogs at the Volokh Conspiracy (Washington Post) and the international law blog Opinio Juris, and serves as Book Reviews editor of the national security law website, Lawfare. Contact: kanders at wcl dot american dot edu and @kennethanderson on Twitter.

Peter Asaro is Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Programs for the School of Media Studies at the New School for Public Engagement in New York City. He is the co-founder of the International Committee for Robot Arms Control, and has written on lethal robotics from the perspective of just war theory and human rights. Dr. Asaro’s research also examines agency and autonomy, liability and punishment, and privacy and surveillance as it applies to consumer robots, industrial automation, smart buildings, and autonomous vehicles.

Jack M. Balkin is Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School and the founder and director of Yale’s Information Society Project, an interdisciplinary center that studies law and the new information technologies, as well as the director of the Knight Law and Media Program and the Abrams Institute for Free Expression at Yale. Professor Balkin is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the author of over a hundred articles in different fields including constitutional theory, Internet law, freedom of speech, reproductive rights, jurisprudence, and the theory of ideology. He founded and edits the group blog Balkinization and is a correspondent for the Atlantic Online. He has written widely on legal issues for such publications as the New York Times, the New England Journal of Medicine, the American Prospect, Washington Monthly, the New Republic Online, and Slate. His books include Living Originalism; Constitutional Redemption: Political Faith in an Unjust World; The Constitution in 2020 (with Reva Siegel); Processes of Constitutional Decisionmaking (5th ed. with Brest, Levinson, Amar, and Siegel); Cultural Software: A Theory of Ideology; Cybercrime: Digital Cops in a Networked Environment (with James Grimmelmann et al); The State of Play: Law, Games and Virtual Worlds (with Beth Noveck);  The Laws of Change: I Ching and the Philosophy of Life; What Brown v. Board of Education Should Have Said; and What Roe v. Wade Should Have Said.

Kevin Bankston is the Policy Director of the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute, where he works in the public interest to promote a stronger and more open Internet for a stronger and more open society, with a focus on issues of Internet surveillance and censorship. Prior to leading OTI’s policy team, Kevin was a Senior Counsel and the Director of the Free Expression Project at the Center for Democracy & Technology, a Washington, DC-based non-profit organization dedicated to promoting democratic values and constitutional liberties in the digital age. Before that, he worked for nearly a decade at the Electronic Frontier Foundation in San Francisco, specializing in free speech and privacy law with a focus on government surveillance, and litigated Internet free speech issues as a William J. Brennan First Amendment Fellow at the National ACLU in New York.  He graduated from the University of Southern California Law Center and the University of Texas at Austin, was previously a nonresidential fellow at the Stanford Center for Internet & Society, and is now a Truman National Security Fellow, a board member of the First Amendment Coalition, on the advisory board of the Open Technology Fund, and just crazy about robots.

Ann Bartow is a Professor at Pace Law School and served as a Fulbright Scholar at Tongji University in Shanghai, China. Her scholarship focuses on the intersection between intellectual property laws and public policy concerns, privacy and technology law, and feminist legal theory, and she has published numerous articles and book chapters on these subjects. Prof. Bartow is the past Chair and a current member of the American Association of Law Schools Executive Committee of the Defamation and Privacy Section. She also is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Law, Property and Society and a Member of Advisory Board of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC). Prof. is also a member of the American Law Institute. She is a graduate of Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

David K. Breyer, licensed insurance broker since 1990, has spent the last 19 years developing new insurance products for emerging technology risks. He specializes in technology, information security and privacy liability for main street and ecommerce companies. In the mid 1990’s he helped identify, develop and bring to market some of the worlds first cyber insurance products including; Security Breach Liability and Privacy Liability products. Today, he is the co-founder of Digital Risk Resources, an insurance product development and distribution company that enables insurance companies to offer cyber insurance to protect their small to mid-sized business policyholders.

Ryan Calo is Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Washington School of Law. Prof. Calo researches the intersection of law and emerging technology, with an emphasis on robotics and the Internet. His work on drones, driverless cars, privacy, and other topics has appeared in law reviews and major news outlets, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and NPR. Prof, Calo has also testified before the full Judiciary Committee of the United States Senate. Prof. Calo serves on numerous advisory boards, including the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the Future of Privacy Forum, and National Robotics Week. Prof. Calo co-chairs the Robotics and Artificial Intelligence committee of the American Bar Association and is a member of the Executive Committee of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) Section on Internet and Computer Law. Prof. Calo previously served as a director at the Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society (CIS) where he remains an Affiliate Scholar. He also worked as an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Covington & Burling LLP and clerked for the Honorable R. Guy Cole on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Prior to law school at the University of Michigan, Professor Calo investigated allegations of police misconduct in New York City.

Howard Jay Chizeck received his B.S. (1974) and M.S. (1976) degrees from Case Western Reserve University, and the Sc.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1982. From 1981 until 1998 he was a faculty member at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio, serving as Chair of the Department of Systems, Control and Industrial Engineering from 1995 – 1998. He was the Chair of the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Washington from 1998-2003. Currently, he is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering, and a member of the Faculty of Neurobiology and Behavior Program at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is a Control & Adaptation research thrust leader  for the NSF Engineering Research Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering and also co-director of the UW BioRobotics Laboratory. Prof. Chizeck’s research interests are in telerobotic control and security, robotic surgery, neural engineering, haptic rendering and, more generally, in the application of control engineering to biomedical problems. Prof. Chizeck was elected a Fellow of the IEEE in 1999 “for contributions to the use of control system theory in biomedical engineering” and he was elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows in 2011 for “contributions to the use of control system theory in functional electrical stimulation assisted walking.” He has worked with industry in the assessment and implementation of new biomedical devices and in the synthesis and evaluation of control systems. He is a founder and Board of Directors Member of Controlsoft, Inc (Ohio) and recently founded BluHaptics, Inc. to commercialize haptic navigation technologies developed at UW.

Cameron R. Cloar is a former pilot for a national airline who represents some of the world’s largest aircraft manufacturers and aviation service providers in federal and state court litigation. He also advises corporate entities on complex aviation-related regulatory matters. Cloar devotes much of his practice to representing aviation companies faced with large disputes around the United States. His experience as an airline pilot with over 5,000 accumulated flight hours makes him a valuable asset to the Aviation team, and he is often called upon to provide piloting and regulatory advice in connection with aviation litigation matters. Most recently, Cloar was part of a three-attorney team representing a European aviation services company sued for claims of breach of contract, fraud and several other business torts. Their early aggressive defense strategy resulted in full vindication for the company and all claims against it were dismissed.

Zak Colangelo is a third-year law student at the University of Miami School of Law. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the University of Miami Business Law Review and Research Assistant to Professor A. Michael Froomkin. Colangelo’s activities include the International Law Society, the Maritime Law Society, and the Street Law Clinic. He received his B.A. from Washington and Lee University where he was a four-year letterwinner in NCAA Wrestling. Apart from law, Colangelo is an In-House Director’s-Treatment Writer for Assembly Films in New York City.

Gregory Conti is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the US Military Academy at West Point. He holds a B.S. from the US Military Academy, an M.S. from Johns Hopkins University, and a Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology, all in Computer Science. He is a Senior Member of the Association for Computing Machinery.

Kate Darling is a Research Specialist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab and a Fellow at the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and Society and the Yale Information Society Project. After surviving law school, she went on to complete a science doctorate at the ETH Zurich. Her work has covered innovation policy in copyright and patent systems and increasingly focuses on the intersection of law and robotics, with a particular interest in social and ethical issues.

Donna A. Dulo is a senior mathematician, computer scientist, and systems engineer for the US Department of Defense where she has worked in military and civilian capacities for 24 years. She is currently at the US Naval Postgraduate School, performing research in aviation software systems focusing on aviation software safety, reliability, and resilience, particularly in the area of unmanned aircraft anti-collision systems. She is also a systems and safety engineer at Icarus Interstellar where she focuses on spacecraft systems safety and unmanned spacecraft systems software.Donna is an adjunct faculty member at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where she teaches in the area of computer and systems security. She did her undergraduate work in economics at the US Coast Guard Academy. She holds a JD from the Monterey College of Law, an MS in systems engineering from Johns Hopkins University, an MS in computer science from the US Naval Postgraduate School, an MA in national security and strategic studies from the US Naval War College, an MAS in aeronautics and aviation/aerospace safety from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and an MBA in engineering management from City University. Donna is currently a PhD candidate in aerospace software engineering at the US Naval Postgraduate School. She is writing the American Bar Association’s book on unmanned aircraft law and technology.

Jodi Forlizzi is an interaction designer and researcher with an Associate Professor position in Design and Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. Her research ranges from understanding the limits of human attention to understanding how products and services evoke social behavior, and she designs and researches systems ranging from peripheral displays to social and assistive robots and interfaces to control them.

Mary Anne Franks is an Associate Professor at the University of Miami School of Law, where she teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Family Law. She also serves as the Vice-President of the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, a nonprofit organization that raises awareness about cyber harassment and advocates for legal and social reform.Her research and teaching interests include cyberlaw, discrimination, free speech, and law and gender. Prior to joining the Miami Law faculty, she was a Bigelow Fellow and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School and a Senior Consultant for a negotiation consulting firm. Prof. Franks received her J.D. from Harvard Law School. She received her D. Phil and M. Phil from Oxford University, where she studied on a Rhodes Scholarship.

A. Michael Froomkin, the Chair of the Program Committee is the Laurie Silvers & Mitchell Rubenstein Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, specializing in Internet Law and Administrative Law. He founded We Robot in 2012. Prof. Froomkin is the founder-editor of the online law review Jotwell, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots). He is alsoserves on the Editorial Board of Information, Communication & Society and of I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society. He is on the Advisory Boards of several organizations including the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Electronic Privacy Information Center. Prof. Froomkin writes primarily about privacy, Internet governance, electronic democracy, and cryptography.

Elizabeth Grossman is a Technology Policy Strategist within the Technology Policy Group at Microsoft Corporation.  This group helps identify disruptive and emerging technologies, assesses their implications for Microsoft, and drives focused policy engagements with governments and global institutions.  The group’s areas of focus are broad and include applications and implications of intelligent and autonomous systems.  Prior to Microsoft, Elizabeth was at Lewis-Burke Associates, the Research Subcommittee of the House Committee on Science, and the National Academy of Sciences.  Elizabeth received a Bachelor of Arts in Physics and Mathematics from Swarthmore College and a Masters and Ph.D. in Computational Physics from the University of Chicago.

Woodrow Hartzog is an Assistant Professor at the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. He is also an Affiliate Scholar at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School. He holds a Ph.D. in mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an LL.M. in intellectual property from the George Washington University Law School and a J.D. from Samford University.

Kris Hauser is Assistant Professor in Indiana University’s School of Informatics and Computing, where he directs the Intelligent Motion Lab.  He received his PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University in 2008, and bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics from UC Berkeley in 2003. Research interests include algorithms for robot motion planning and control, integration of planning and perception, and semiautonomous robots. Applications of his research have included vehicle collision avoidance, robotic manipulation, robot-assisted medicine, and legged locomotion in rough terrain. He is a recipient of a Stanford Graduate Fellowship, Siebel Scholar Fellowship, and the NSF CAREER award.

Don Howard is the Director of the University of Notre Dame’s Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values and a Professor in the Department of Philosophy. A Fellow of the American Physical Society, and Chair of APS’s Forum on the History of Physics, Howard is an internationally recognized expert on the history and philosophy of modern physics, especially the work of Einstein and Bohr. He served as Assistant Editor and Contributing Editor for The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein (Princeton University Press), and is Co-Editor of the Einstein Studies series (Springer).Howard is also the co-founder (1990) of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science and co-editor of its journal, HOPOS (University of Chicago Press) He also serves as the Secretary of the International Society for Military Ethics. Among his current research interests are ethical and legal issues in cyberconflict and cybersecurity as well as the ethics of autonomous systems. With a first degree in physics (B.Sc., Lyman Briggs College, Michigan State University, 1971), Howard went on to obtain both an M.A. (1973) and a Ph.D. (1979) in philosophy from Boston University, where he specialized in philosophy of physics under the direction of Abner Shimony.

Ian Kerr holds the Canada Research Chair in Ethics, Law & Technology at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, with cross appointments in Medicine, Philosophy and Information Studies. He has advised various Canadian agencies on legal policy for online activities, and has served as a Canadian delegate to the United Nations¹ Special Working Group on e-Commerce, a project of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law. Dr. Kerr¹s research lies at the intersection of ethics, law and technology and is currently focused on two broad themes: (i) Privacy and Surveillance; and (ii) Human-Machine Mergers. Building on his recent Oxford University Press book, Lessons from the Identity Trail, his ongoing privacy work focuses on the interplay between emerging public and private sector surveillance technologies, civil liberties and human rights. His recent research on robotics and implantable devices examines legal and ethical implications of emerging technologies in the military sector, health and beyond.

Thomas J. LeBlanc is the Executive Vice President and Provost at University of Miami. He is also a professor in the Departments of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering. Previously, LeBlanc served as dean of the college faculty in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering at the University of Rochester. His publications include writings on operating systems, parallel programming, and software engineering. He holds a Ph.D. and a master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from State University of New York at Plattsburgh.

Carissima Mathen is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Ottawa. She teaches Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Comparative Civil Liberties. Prior to joining the University of Ottawa, Prof. Mathen was a member of the Faculty of Law, University of New Brunswick.  From 1994-2001, she was Counsel and, later, Director of Litigation for the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) undertaking equality rights litigation before the Supreme Court of Canada and other courts. Professor Mathen’s primary area of expertise is Canadian constitutional law.  She has authored works on the Charter of Rights, the division of powers, the separation of powers, constitutional litigation, comparative constitutional law and constitutional theory.  A frequent blogger and tweeter, Prof. Mathen pioneered the practice of live-tweeting from the Supreme Court of Canada.

Jason Millar is a Ph.D. candidate in the Philosophy department at Queen’s University (Canada). He researches at the intersection of applied ethics, public policy, and science and technology studies. More specifically, Jason’s research investigates the interplay between technology design and the social implications of technologies including robotics, health technologies, and biotechnologies. His dissertation articulates design considerations intended to improve the social integration of technology through bolstering user autonomy and technological literacy. He regularly lectures in Robot Ethics and Science Ethics, and has guest lectured on design ethics, privacy in a digital age, and various issues in clinical bioethics. Jason earned a B.Sc.E in Engineering Physics from Queen’s University (1999) and worked as an engineer for several years prior to earning a B.A. (2006) and M.A. (2008) in Philosophy from the University of Ottawa. He recently completed a CIHR Science Policy Fellowship at Health Canada, and previously worked as a technology policy analyst at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. Jason has authored and co-authored reports for the federal government on Engaging and Empowering Patients with Consumer eHealth Solutions, and the policy implications surrounding Synthetic Biology.

John C. Nelson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Philosophy at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He holds a B.S. from the U.S Military Academy, a M.A. from Oregon State University, and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from University of Washington.

David G. Post is currently Professor of Law at the Beasley School of Law at Temple University, where he teaches intellectual property law and the law of cyberspace. He is the author of In Search of Jefferson’s Moose: Notes on the State of Cyberspace (Oxford), a Jeffersonian view of Internet law and policy and winner of the 2009 Green Bag Legal Writing Award; Cyberlaw: Problems of Policy and Jurisprudence in the Information Age (West); and numerous scholarly articles on intellectual property, the law of cyberspace, and complexity theory (including Law and Borders: The Rise of Law in Cyberspace, the second most frequently cited law review article in the field of intellectual property). Professor Post received his Ph.D. in physical anthropology from Yale and his J.D., summa cum laude, from Georgetown Law Center, and clerked for Judge and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals and the US Supreme Court. His writings and additional information may be found online at www.davidpost.com.

Andrew A. Proia is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Information Security Law & Policy at the Indiana University Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research. Andrew’s work has focused on information security regulations, international cybersecurity strategies, and a variety of information privacy and consumer protection issues. In addition to his fellowship, Andrew contributes regularly to Cybercrime Review and was a scholarship recipient at the 2012 International Association of Privacy Professional’s Global Privacy Summit. Andrew received his BS in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida, and his JD from the Indiana University, Maurer School of Law.

Laurel D. Riek is the Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. She directs the Robotics, Health, and Communication Lab, leading research in the areas of human robot interaction, social signal processing, and health informatics. Her work explores fundamental research questions surrounding the creation of machines that are socially agile, able to sense, respond, and adapt to human behavior. Dr. Riek worked for eight years as a Senior Artificial Intelligence Engineer and Roboticist at MITRE, a not­for­profit research institute, on projects including unmanned vehicles, search and rescue robotics, and intelligent systems. She has won numerous awards for her research, including receiving the 2013 National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, the highest honor given by the U.S. government to young faculty in engineering and science. Riek holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge and a B.Sc. in Logic and Computation from Carnegie Mellon University.

Neil Richards is an internationally-recognized expert in privacy law, information law, and freedom of expression. He is a professor of law at Washington University School of Law, a member of the Advisory Board of the Future of Privacy Forum, and a consultant and expert in privacy cases. He graduated in 1997 from the University of Virginia School of Law, and served as a law clerk to Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist. His first book, Intellectual Privacy, will be published by Oxford University Press in 2014.  Prof. Richards’ many writings on privacy and civil liberties have appeared in prominent legal journals such as the Harvard Law Review, the Columbia Law Review, the Virginia Law Review, and the California Law Review, among others. He has written for a more general audience in Wired Magazine UK, CNN.com, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. Prof. Richards appears frequently in the media, and he is a past winner of the Washington University School of Law’s Professor of the Year award. At Washington University, he teaches courses on privacy, free speech, and constitutional law. He was born in England, educated in the United States, and lives with his family in St. Louis. He is an avid cyclist and a lifelong supporter of Liverpool Football Club.

Avi Rushinek is an Associate Professor of Accounting at the University of Miami. His focus includes Backtesting, Topping the Search Engines (backtest1[1],2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11) with Quant (Quantitative) Robo (Robotic) Algo (Algorithmic) Auto (Automated) Securities (Stocks, Equities, Treasuries, Commodities, & Futures) Trading Systems Strategy, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) audit, internet security, forensic accounting & Expert Witness Testimony, Point of View (POV) Surveillance & Souveillance, fraud examination, and web programming, among other things. Rushinek is on the editorial board of Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting, IT Journal, and the Journal of Forensic Accounting. His awards received include the Microcomputer Auditing Grant Award from Coopers & Lybrand, the Distinguished Service Award from the Dade Chapter of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and Research Award for the University Of Miami School Of Business.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and B.A. from Tel Aviv University in Israel.” Samples of his publications include, but are not limited to: Rushinek, A. and Rushinek S. “Uncooking the Books from Toxic Paper Sub-Prime Mortgages CDS And CSOs Material Misstatements Of The Financial Services Industry: Crisis Challenges And Counterparty Surveillance Of Collateralized Debt Obligations”, The International Journal of Economics and Accounting, Volume 1, No. 1/2, 2010, 138-160.

Sara Rushinek is a Professor in Computer Information Systems for the University of Miami. She is also a Professor in the Masters in Clinical Translation Science – Translational Research Program for the University’s School of Medicine. Rushinek is a reviewer for the National Science Foundation and is on the Board of Governors for the Institute of Internal Auditors. Rushinek specializes in Expert and Business Intelligence Systems, Mobi (Mobile) -MOOC Massive Online Open Course, eLearning & Web Site Mobile Web SEO App Development, Computer Litigation Support, Health Informatics IT (Information Technology, Internet Security and Technologies, and Web Development. She received her Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and her B.A. from Tel Aviv University in Israel.” Sample of her publications include, but not limited to: Rushinek, A. and RushinekS. “Forensic-Free AV Surveillance Audit Podcasts For E-Competence Of Academics And Staff – Repurposed Traditional Instructions For Blended, Distance And Self-Study E-Learning To Maximise Lecture Capture ROI”, International Journal of Continuing. Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, Volume 20, Nos. 3/4/5, 2010.

Aaron Jay Saiger is Professor of Law at Fordham Law School, where he has taught since 2003. He writes and teachers in the areas of administrative law and regulation, legislation, education law, and property. Saiger has been a Spencer Foundation/National Academy of Education Postdoctoral Fellow (2006-07) and Research Fellow at Columbia Law School (2002-03). He received his J.D. from Columbia University and his Ph.D. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University. He was law clerk to the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the United States Supreme Court and the Honorable Douglas H. Ginsburg of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. His writing has appeared most recently in The Urban Lawyer, The Journal of Law, Religion, and State, and the Cardozo Law Review.

Lisa A. Shay is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY.  She has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master’s Degree in Engineering from Cambridge University where she studied as a Marshall Scholar.  She is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

F. Daniel Siciliano is the Faculty Director of the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford Law School. He is a legal scholar and entrepreneur with expertise in corporate governance, corporate finance, and immigration law. At Stanford Law he is also associate dean for executive education and special programs and co-director of Stanford’s Directors’ College. He is also the co-originator of the OSCGRS (Open Source Corporate Governance Reporting System) Project. Siciliano is the senior research fellow with the Immigration Policy Center and a frequent commentator on the long-term economic impact of immigration policy and reform. His work has included expert testimony in front of both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Prior to joining Stanford Law School, Siciliano co-founded and served as executive director of the Immigration Outreach Center in Phoenix, Arizona. He has launched and led several successful businesses, including LawLogix Group—named three times to the Inc. 500/5000 list. Siciliano serves as a governance consultant and trainer to board directors of several Fortune 500 companies and is a member of the Academic Council of Corporate Board Member magazine.

Drew T. Simshaw is an information security policy analyst at the Indiana University Center for Law, Ethics, and Applied Research in Health Information (CLEAR). His work focuses on security and privacy issues associated with cloud computing, big data, and new technologies. He previously served as Postdoctoral Fellow in Information Security Law and Policy at the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, an NSA and DHS National Center of Academic Excellence in both Information Assurance Education and Information Assurance Research. A proud AmeriCorps alum, Drew earned his B.A. from the University of Washington and his J.D. from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where he was articles editor for the Federal Communications Law Journal. He is a member of the Indiana Bar and the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Amie Stepanovich is Senior Policy Counsel at Access. Amie is an expert in domestic surveillance, cybersecurity, and privacy law. At Access, Amie leads projects on digital due process and responds to threats at the intersection of human rights and communications surveillance. Previously, Ms. Stepanovich was the Director of the Domestic Surveillance Project at the Electronic Privacy Information Center, where she testified in hearings in both the Senate and the House of Representatives, as well as in State legislatures. Amie is one of the chairs for the 2014 Computers, Freedom, and Privacy Conference. She has a J.D. from New York Law School, and a B.S. from the Florida State University.

Gale A. Townsley is a member of the ABA Science & Technology Section’s Information Security Committee and the Robotics & Artificial Intelligence committee. She is Senior Counsel in the law firm of Severson & Werson’s Insurance Law group in San Francisco where she is leading the expansion of the group’s coverage and monitoring services to clients developing technology, privacy, and cyber security products and programs. With nearly 25 years of insurance coverage experience, Ms. Townsley advises insurers regarding coverage, product development, and policy drafting. She also serves as monitoring counsel for London, European, and US underwriters: negotiating pre-litigation settlements, handling claims, supervising outside coverage and litigation counsel, and counseling insureds on loss prevention, risk management, professional responsibility and ethics.

Stephen S. Wu is a Silicon Valley partner with the law firm Cooke Kobrick & Wu LLP and advises clients on liability arising from cutting edge technologies such as robotics, unmanned systems, artificial intelligence, big data, the Internet of Things, wearable computing devices, and human-computer interfaces. A large part of his practice is information governance – helping clients manage global information security, privacy, records management, and mobile device policies and practices. His litigation practice focuses on information technology and intellectual property litigation. He helps high-tech companies draft and negotiate technology-related agreements. Finally, he serves as part-time general counsel for high tech companies. Mr. Wu served as the 2010-2011 Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Science & Technology Law, and is a founder of its Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Committee. He is the 2014 Chair of the High Technology Law Section of the Santa Clara County Bar Association in the Silicon Valley. Mr. Wu graduated with honors from Harvard Law School in 1988.