Who’s Coming

Meg Leta Ambrose, Assistant Professor, Georgetown University

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.

Brian Anderson, Sheppard Mullin

Kenneth Anderson, Professor, Washington College of Law, American University, The Hoover Institution, Stanford University, The Brookings Institution

Kenneth Anderson is a Professor at Washington College of Law, American University, a Visiting Fellow at The Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and a Non-Resident Visiting Fellow at The Brookings Institution.

Dennys Antonialli, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Dennys is a PhD candidate in Constitutional Law at the University of São Paulo (Brazil), where he also earned his bachelor of laws degree (LL.B., 2008). He holds a «Master of the Science of Law» degree from Stanford Law School (J.S.M., 2011) and a «Master of Law and Business» from Bucerius Law School/WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management (MLB, 2010). Dennys has interned in the technology and civil liberties team of the Policy Department of the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California (ACLU/NC). He has been awarded the first place prize of the »2011 Steven M. Block Civil Liberties award” and won the »Brazilian Internet Framework Paper Contest” (Google/FGV-SP). Currently, he is the coordinator of the Law, Internet and Society Nucleous of the University of São Paulo Law School. His main areas of interest are online privacy, cyberlaw and innovation.

Peter Asaro, Assistant Professor, School of Media Studies, The New School for Public Engagement, Stanford Law School, International Committee for Robot Arms Control

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.

Ilhan Bae, University of Hawaii at Manoa

PhD candidate of Political Science Department The Hawaii Research Center for Futures Studies, Ex Journalist in South Korea.

Jack Balkin, Professor, Yale Law School

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, Policy Director, New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute

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, Professor, Pace Law School

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.

Grant Begley, Board Member, Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI)

Grant Begley is an Aerospace – manned, unmanned systems and robotics leader, manager and consultant enabling next generation capabilities to include internationally, nationally for federal government.

Gael Beriro, Attorney, Beriro Law

Naomi Bloom, Managing Partner, Bloom & Wallace

Caroline Bradley, Professor, University of Miami School of Law

Alan Brown, Freelance Writer

Alan Brown has been writing about the intersection of science, engineering, economics

Alexander Brown, New Jersey Superior Court

Alex Brown is a 2013 magna cum laude graduate of Rutgers School of Law – Camden. Since graduation, Alex has been clerking for The Honorable Bruce Kaplan on the NJ Superior Court. Prior to law school, Alex worked in the music industry where he worked for companies such as Music Choice, Inc.

Miles Brundage, Research Assistant, Arizona State University

Doctoral student in Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology at Arizona State University; Research Assistant, Virtual Institute for Responsible Innovation; Editorial Assistant, Journal of Responsible Innovation

Ryan Calo, Assistant Professor, University of Washington School of Law

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.

Prospero Castellanos, University of Miami School of Law

Thompson Chengeta, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Howard Jay Chizeck, Professor, University of Washington

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.

Eugene Clark, Professor, China University of Political Science and Law

Distinguished Professor of Law and Senior Foreign Expert, China University of Political Science and Law. Author of multiple books on internet law, privacy, commercial law

Zak Colangelo, University of Miami School of Law

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, Research Center Director, United States Military Academy

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.

Robert Dahlstrom, Former Professor, Florida State University

Kate Darling, Research Specialist, MIT Media Lab

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.

Maggie Diaz-Vera, Thundercloud Web

Lyn Drake, Legal Counsel, Strategic Legal Solutions

Luis Duco, Director

Donna Dulo, Naval Postgraduate School

Donna A. Dulo is a senior mathematician, computer scientist, and software/systems engineer for the US Department of Defense where she has worked for over 25 years in both military and civilian capacities. She is also a systems, software, and safety engineer for Icarus Interstellar where she designs spacecraft and integrates safety and resilience into spacecraft systems. Donna is an adjunct faculty member at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide Campus where she teaches computer security and information assurance law, and is the Area Chair for Computer and Information Security at the University of Phoenix Bay Area Campus where she is also a senior adjunct faculty member. Donna has also provided consulting services to various entities such as NASA and the Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy, as well as to various universities. Donna did her undergraduate work at the US Coast Guard Academy and the University of the State of New York in Management Economics. Her graduate work includes an MS in Computer Science specializing in computer security, wireless autonomous systems, and artificial intelligence from the US Naval Postgraduate School, an MS in Systems Engineering focusing on aerospace systems from Johns Hopkins University, an MAS in Aeronautics and Aerospace Safety Systems from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, an MBA in Engineering and Technology Management from City University of Seattle, an MA in National Security and Strategic Studies from the US Naval War College, an MS in Computer Information Systems from the University of Phoenix, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Monterey College of Law. She is currently a PhD candidate in Aerospace Software Engineering at the US Naval Postgraduate School where she is researching the safety impact of software on manned and unmanned systems. Donna has published several articles on unmanned systems and software engineering. She is the author of a book on computer programming. She is currently authoring the ABA’s book on Unmanned Aircraft and the Law which is scheduled to be published in the late summer of 2014.

Ellen Dumas, University of Miami School of Law

Karen Eltis, Professor, University of Ottawa, Canada

Karen Eltis is a law professor at the University of Ottawa whose research focuses on privacy from a comparative perspective

Fausto Ferreira, Visiting Scholar at the University of Miami from the National Research Council of Italy – Institute of Electronics, Computer and Telecommunication Engineering

Jodi Forlizzi, Associate Professor, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

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.

Camille Francois, Fellow, Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and Society

Mary Anne Franks, Associate Professor, University of Miami School of Law

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, Professor, University of Miami School of Law

A. Michael Froomkin 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 and also the Chair of the Program Committee for We Robot. He is a founder of ICANNWatch, a founder-editor of the online law review Jotwell, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots), and serves 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. Prof. Froomkin is a member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London, and a non-resident Fellow of the Center for Democracy & Technology and the Yale Law School Information Society Project. He writes primarily about internet governance, electronic democracy, and privacy.

Kevin Gaunt, McDermott, Will & Emery LLP

Luke Gilman, Attorney, Jackson Walker LLP

Mike Greeson, Business Development, Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI)

Elizabeth Grossman, Microsoft Corporation

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, Assistant Professor, Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law

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.

Janine Hiller, Professor, Virginia Tech

Don Howard, Professor, University of Notre Dame

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.

Barney Huang, SEMI

Monica Hubbard, Assistant Professor, Boise State University

Cameron Hunt, TRA Holdings

Applied R&D at TRA. Director of Strategy at Inspiration Labs, a non-profit that runs the Tampa Hackerspace

Romy B. Jurado, Attorney, Jurado & Farshchian

Romy B. Jurado is one of the founders of Jurado & Farshchian, P.L. a business, real estate and immigration law firm. She focuses her practice on general corporate and transactional matters with an emphasis on corporate formation, stock and asset sales, contract drafting, and business immigration. Romy is originally from Peru and moved to the USA with the dream of becoming an attorney and entrepreneur. Romy earned her Juris Doctor degree from the Florida International University College of Law. While in law school she served as a Federal judicial intern to the Honorable William M. Hoeveler in the U.S. District Court in Miami, Florida. She is also a Stearns Weaver Miller Fellowship recipient and earned a scholarship from the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. Upon graduation, she worked for the law firm of Marko & Magolnick in their transactional/business department. She also previously worked at the law firm of McCalla Raymer in their real estate litigation department. Romy is actively involved in the community through her work as a Score certified mentor.

Margot Kaminski, Executive Director, Information Society Project at Yale Law School

Jonathan Kaplan, Principal, Kaplan IP Law, PLLC

Mr. Kaplan runs a small IP law firm, specializing in patents, located in the northern suburb of Portland, OR. He has substantial experience representing clients with bet001e-the-001ecompany technology. Mr. Kaplan has over 20 years of experience and, before starting his own practice over 10 years ago, worked at large top-tier IP practices for over 10 years (the last several at the partner level). Mr. Kaplan obtained an M.S.E.E. from MIT and, subsequent to MIT, earned his J.D. at the NYU School of Law. Mr. Kaplan’s work at MIT included a substantial research component, both at the A.I. Lab and the Research Laboratory for Electronics, resulting in a Master’s thesis upon which two patents were obtained. Mr. Kaplan is admitted to practice law in three states (CA, NY, and WA) and is registered with the USPTO.

Ethan Katsh, Director, National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution

Ian Kerr, Canada Research Chair in Ethics, Law & Technology, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law

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.

Peter Lederer, University of Miami School of Law

Robert Legault, Managing Director, Phoenix International

Hin-Yan Liu, European University Institute

Cesar Lopez, Broward College

Carissima Mathen, Associate Professor, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law

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, Philosophy, Queen’s University

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.

Mohit Motani, CEO, SK Robotics

CEO of SK Robotics, India. We are into trading and manufacturing of service robots in India, Malaysia, China, HongKong and many more.

AJung Moon, University of British Columbia, Canada

Michael Moore, University of Miami

Jane Muir, Attorney, Gersten & Muir

Jane Muir is an attorney whose practice focuses on civil litigation, corporate counsel and corporate formation. She is a member of the Florida Bar, and has been admitted to practice in all Florida Courts, the United States District Court for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, as well as the Tenth Circuit. Ms. Muir is a graduate of the University of Florida and the University of Miami School of Law. She serves her community by supporting organizations that provide free legal assistance to indigent clients, and received a Pro Bono Service Award from the Dade County Bar Association for Innovative Projects in 2012. She promotes professionalism in the legal field as a member of the Dade County Bar Association, formerly of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Vice President of the University of Miami School of Law Alumni Association for Communications.

Shahriar Negahdaripour, Professor, University of Miami

Negahdaripour has been at UM since 1991. Professor of ECE since 1998. Interested in underwater robots and developing mapping and enhanced autonomy and automated navigation capabilities.

Carolyn Nguyen, Microsoft

Carolyn Nguyen is a Director in Microsoft’s Technology Policy Group, working on policy initiatives in data governance and personal data management. Her work is focused on shaping relevant long-term technology policies globally by engaging with stakeholders, and raising awareness of potentially disruptive impacts of emerging technologies, such as big data and the internet of things, on existing social, economic, and policy frameworks. Prior to joining Microsoft, Carolyn held a number of positions, including technology research, new product/market development, and strategic initiatives, with Research in Motion, Avaya Communications, Lucent Technologies, and Bell Laboratories. She received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University

David G. Post, Professor, Beasley School of Law at Temple University

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.

Joanne Pransky, World’s First Robotic Psychiatrist, Industrial Robot Journal

Joanne Pransky, The World’s First Robotic Psychiatrist®, brings Isaac Asimov’s science fiction character – robopsychologist Susan Calvin, to life. She has been researching and lecturing nationally and internationally on issues concerning the human/robot relationship since 1986, and has appeared on numerous television and radio shows. Joanne has served as a senior sales and marketing executive for an industrial robot manufacturer, and was the Director of Marketing and one of the principals of the world’s first medical robotics journal, which was acquired by John Wiley & Sons. She has been the U.S. Associate Editor for Industrial Robot Journal, published by Emerald, since 1996. Joanne also consults for some of the industry’s top robotic and entertainment organizations.

Andrew A. Proia, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, Indiana University

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.

Megan Ralstin, University of Miami

Timothy Ravich, Ravich Law Firm

Timothy M. Ravich is author of droninglawyer.com and the annual Florida Aviation and Space Law Report. He is one of only thirty-four lawyers recognized as a “Florida Bar Board Certified Aviation Lawyer.” A former Chair of the Florida Bar Aviation Law Committee, Tim is an adjunct professor teaching aviation and space law at the University of Miami School of Law and Florida International University’s College of Law. He earned his M.B.A. in Aviation Policy and Planning from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. In addition to publishing a course book, AVIATION LAW AFTER SEPTEMBER 11TH (Vandeplas 2010), Tim has appeared in local, national, and international news programs featuring aviation and aerospace issues, including National Public Radio, NBC Universal, and China Central Television. He is the author of the LexisNexis Expert Aviation Series and has contributed to Thomson Reuters/Aspatore Special Reports on aviation matters. He has also written extensively about aviation issues in peer-reviewed journals such as the American Bar Association Section of Litigation—Mass Torts, Southern Methodist University’s Journal of Air Law and Commerce, the North Dakota Law Review, the Florida Bar Journal, the University of Miami Law Review, and the Journal of the Transportation Research Forum. His scholarship centers on travel rights and aviation security. A graduate of the University of Miami School of Law, Tim began his career as a trial attorney with the international law firm McDermott, Will & Emery and served as president of Florida’s largest voluntary bar association, the Dade County Bar Association. He is currently the principal of Ravich Law Firm, P.A. where he has been distinguished as a Martindale-Hubbell® AV-rated business and commercial litigator, recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” by the South Florida Legal Guide, and named among the top five percent of attorneys in Florida as a “Super Lawyer.”

Neil Richards, Professor, Washington University School of Law

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.

Laurel D. Riek, Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame

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.

Daniel Rodriguez, Animusoft Corporation

Salvador Romo, Director General, STHAL LLC

STHAL is an Engineering Company in the So. Florida area specialized in industrial technology. Systems for control and optimization. Algorithms for machine control. Romo is a UM Alumni PhD in Industrial Engineering.

Burton Rosenberg, Associate Professor, Computer Science, University of Miami

Gerard Roy, Business Expert, TECKpert

Passionate about startups and technology. Head of Biz Dev at TECKpert.

Ashley Rupprecht, Mechanikids

Ashley runs Mechanikids, LLC with her husband. She has been teaching physical science and computer technology courses to students all over Palm Beach County for the past 5 years. Ashley was homeschooled her entire life. She holds a professional Florida Teacher Certificate and a B.A. degree, summa cum laude, in Education from Florida Atlantic University. She is the founder of MechaniKids™, an educational service which offers courses for students in S.T.E.M. areas using LEGO®, which promote critical thinking and problem solving in an interactive, hands-on way. The Rupprechts are currently expecting a baby girl in the spring.

Jonathan Rupprecht, Mechanikids

Jonathan is a commercial pilot/ flight instructor who just graduated from Florida International University School of Law. Together with his wife, they run a STEM education business using Lego Mindstorms. He has been conducting research on the integration of unmanned aircraft into the national airspace system and is planning on publishing his work soon. He is currently looking for employment opportunities in the legal field/ unmanned aviation field. He can be contacted at jrupp001@fiu.edu

Avi Rushinek, Associate Professor, University of Miami School of Business

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, Professor, University of Miami School of Business

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, Professor, Fordham Law School

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.

Joseph Savirimuthu, Liverpool School of Law and Social Justice, UK

Lisa Shay, Associate Professor, United States Military Academy at West Point

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.

Tamara Senikidze, Assistant General Counsel, University of Miami

Dan Siciliano, Faculty Director, Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford Law School

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.

Craig Simon, Database Application Specialist, RKEY Toolmakers

Database Application Specialist and Independent Scholar

Drew T. Simshaw, Information Security Policy Analyst, Indiana University Center for Law, Ethics and Applied Research in Health Information

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.

Bill Smart, Associate Professor, Oregon State University

Bill Smart is a roboticist who is interested in how robots and people can work together effectively and efficiently. A computer scientist by training, he is currently an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Oregon State University. He holds a Ph.D. and Sc.M. in Computer Science from Brown University, an M.Sc. in Intelligent Robotics from the University of Edinburgh, and a B.Sc. (hons) in Computer Science from the University of Dundee. His research interests span the areas of human-robot interaction, machine learning, technology and the arts, and brain-computer interfaces.

Katy Solares, University of Miami School of Law

Amie Stepanovich, Senior Policy Counsel, Access

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.

Rachel Streitfeld, University of Miami School of Law

Nabiha Syed, Yale Law School

Jessi Tamayo, University of Miami School of Law

Gale Townsley, Attorney, Severson & Werson

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.

Sandra Upegui, Assistant General Counsel, University of Miami

Steven Vicijan, Department of Navy

Markus Wagner, Associate Professor, University of Miami School of Law

Michael Wagner, Carnegie Mellon University

Michael Wagner is interested in enhancing the safety and dependability of complex software that drives autonomous vehicles. He currently manages the Stress Testing Autonomous Systems project, which develops innovative stress-testing tools for unmanned-vehicle software that expose failure modes that generally are not found through traditional testing. Mr. Wagner also has built robots that operate in the most extreme environments on Earth.

Bryant Walker-Smith, Fellow, Stanford Law School

Charles Walter, Retired Professor, University of Houston/ University of Texas

Legal Android Epistemology PhD – Florida State University, JD – University of Houston, BS Georgia Tech

Allie Wilkinson, Freelance Journalist

Gary Winer, Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco PL

Gary Winer practiced intellectual property law with Dennison Manufacturing, preparing and prosecuting cases in the mechanical arts, as well as in the field of biological diagnostics, for its subsidiary Biological Technology Corporation. In addition, he worked at Alza Pharmaceuticals as a patent attorney, preparing and prosecuting cases predominantly in the fields of transdermal and timed release drug delivery systems. Gary later worked in corporate administration for Alza, after which he assumed responsibility for Legal and Administration for Omnitech Gencorp, a midsize computer sales and repair organization. Gary has extensive experience in software programming, in assembler and object oriented languages. He has a B.S. Degree, with Honors, in Life Science Engineering (Major: Human and Microbial Genetics) from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and is a graduate, Cum Laude, of New England School of Law. Gary is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and is a member of the bar in Massachusetts and Florida. Gary has practiced in the area of intellectual property, predominantly in patents, for over 10 years, and has extensive experience with biological implants. Gary has been interested in robotics since the early 1980’s and has experimented with producing an autonomous robot.

Holly Yanco, Professor, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Holly Yanco is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where she founded and directs the Robotics Laboratory.  She is also the Director of the New England Robotics Validation and Experimentation (NERVE) Center.  Her research addresses the design and evaluation of human-robot interaction, from autonomy levels to interaction design, in application domains ranging from assistive technology to search and rescue.

Yanco’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, including a Career Award, the Army Research Office, DARPA, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.  She is a Senior Member of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). Yanco is currently co-chair of the Steering Committee of the ACM/IEEE Human-Robot Interaction Conference and Journal and served on the Executive Council of AAAI from 2006-2009.  Yanco has a PhD and MS in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a BA in Computer Science and Philosophy from Wellesley College.

Last Updated 04/02/14