Academic CV

Qualifications

PhD in Law and Computer Science – University of Birmingham (September 2019 – Present)

Supervised by Professor Karen Yeung and Dr Hyung Jin Chang. Provisional thesis title: Responsible Governance of Computer Vision Technologies. Part of the Algorithmic Accountability research group. Audited courses: Concepts of Computer Science, Machine Learning, Neural Computation, Artificial Intelligence, Robot Vision.

Master of Law (LLM) – University of Cambridge (Queens’ College) (October 2017 – July 2018)

Courses: International Human Rights Law; The Birth, Development, and Afterlife of States; Jurisprudence; Topics in Legal and Political Philosophy. Thesis title: The Right to Revolution Under International Human Rights Law (first class distinction).

BSc in Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics – University of Amsterdam (September 2014 – July 2017)

Interdisciplinary programme. Specialised in international and comparative law. Graduated with the highest GPA of the cohort.

Work Experience

Junior Researcher – Amsterdam Center for International Law, University of Amsterdam (August 2018 – July 2019)

Independent research into moral theories of international law. Supervised by Professor Ingo Venzke. Assisted Professor Venzke with research into international law and social justice.

Core Academic Tutor – PPLE College, University of Amsterdam (August 2018 – July 2019)

Taught undergraduate tutorial groups of 20 students each in various subjects.

Teaching

Taught the following courses at the University of Amsterdam:

  • Philosophy of the Social Sciences
  • History of Legal Theory
  • Public International Law
  • Human Rights and Corporations
  • Law, Justice, and Morality

Talks & Workshops

Workshop Series Centre For AI and Digital Ethics (CAIDE) Research Academy, University of Melbourne, November-February 2020.

Invited Talk A Multi-Disciplinary Intro to Deepfakes, Law and Tech Group, University of Birmingham, November 2020.

Conference Presentation Democracy On the Margins of the Market: A Critical Look Into the Privatisation of Cyber Norm Formation, Cyber Norms Conference, The Hague Program for Cyber Norms, November 2020 (with second author Mansoor Ahmed-Rengers).


Conference Presentation The Looming Challenge of Deepfakes: Bridging the Disciplinary Divide, Society of Legal Scholars Conference, September 2020.


Invited Talk AI and Human Rights: Why the ‘AI Ethics’ Debate is Utterly Misguided, Queens’ College, University of Cambridge, November 2019.


Expert Meeting A Human Rights-Based Approach to AI: Practical Solutions, United Nations OHCHR, Geneva, November 2019.


Workshop Facial Recognition Workshop, Microsoft and DLA Piper, Brussels, September 2019.

Scholarships

£1500 travel scholarship from the University of Birmingham towards a research trip to the University of Melbourne.

Full PhD scholarship (fees and stipend) from the University of Birmingham College of Arts and Law.

€7000 scholarship towards LLM fees from the VSBfonds (Dutch private equity fund).

Certificates

Harvard Law School and European University Institute Summer School on Law and Logic (2018)
University of Helsinki Summer Seminar on International Law: War, Law, and New Technology (2016)
Omeida Chinese Language Academy Mandarin Beginners’ Course, Level 2 (2016)
Utrecht University Summer School: Human Rights in Practice: Working in the Field (2015)
Kosovo Youth Atlantic Treaty Association Summer University for Security Studies (2015)
Alliance Française Diplome d’Etudes en Langue Française (DELF), B2 Level (2013)