People

The Berkman Klein community includes a network of faculty, fellows, students, entrepreneurs, lawyers, and virtual architects working to identify and engage with the challenges and opportunities of cyberspace.

Seth Berman

Seth P. Berman is a partner at Nutter, McClennen and Fish in Boston, and a Visiting Lecturer at Harvard Law School, where he teaches about Cyber Crime Law and Procedure.

Doreen Bogdan-Martin

Doreen Bogdan-Martin is a strategic leader with more than 20 years of high-level experience in international and inter-governmental relations. Since 2008, Doreen has been Chief of Strategic Planning & Membership for the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), a specialized agency of the United Nations located in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Catherine Bracy

Catherine Bracy runs Code for America's international program. Previously, she served in many staff positions at the Berkman Center, most recently as administrative director.

Scott Bradner

Scott Bradner was involved in the design, operation and use of data networks at Harvard University since the early days of the ARPANET. He was involved in the design of the original Harvard data networks, the Longwood Medical Area network (LMAnet) and New England Academic and Research Network (NEARnet).

Ken Carson

Ken will be working on digital health and privacy initiatives as a Berkman Fellow. He is a lawyer who, before joining Berkman, served as Assistant Provost for Research Policy at Harvard.

Amber Case

Amber Case is a cyborg anthropologist and user experience designer from Portland, Oregon. She studies the interaction between humans and computers and how our relationship with information is changing the way cultures think, act, and understand their worlds.

Bao Chau

Bao Kham Chau is a software engineer who wants to utilize his expertise to help improve the world around him.

John Collins

John Collins is head of Red Flag USA, a global strategic communications consulting firm operating in Washington, DC, Dublin, Brussels, Paris, and London. John's focus at Berkman Klein is on developing global public policy frameworks around financial technology, with a specific focus on digital currencies and blockchain technology.

Yasodara Córdova

Yaso is an activist, researcher, developer and designer. She is currently affiliate at Berkman Klein Center at Harvard and a fellow at Digital Harvard Kennedy School, where she works on technologies to bootstrap democracy, using open data, privacy, online identity, and blockchain.

Kate Coyer

Kate Coyer is the director of the Civil Society and Technology Project at Central European University's Center for Media, Data and Society in the School of Public Policy. She will research the role of Internet companies in responding to violent extremism online and the impacts on privacy and freedom of expression, and continue her work supporting access to communication for refugees.

Nighat Dad

Nighat Dad is the Executive Director of Digital Rights Foundation, Pakistan. She is an accomplished lawyer and a human rights activist.

Shannon Dosemagen

A founder of Public Lab, Shannon is based in New Orleans and Cambridge (MA) as President and Executive Director of the non-profit. While at Berkman, Shannon will be thinking through issues of trust, legitimacy, security, verification and the use of community-collected data for the purpose of influencing policy around the environment and public health.

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Andy Ellis

Andy Ellis is Akamai's Chief Security Officer, responsible for overseeing the security architecture and compliance of the company's massive, globally distributed network.

Mailyn Fidler

Mailyn Fidler is a scholar and advocate studying the exercise of power in the Internet society. She focuses on Internet legislation in developing countries, grassroots protests against government surveillance, and international politics and law relating to surveillance technologies and practices.

Camille Francois

Camille Francois is Principal Researcher at Jigsaw, a think tank and technology incubator within Google / Alphabet, where she is leading an interdisciplinary research program focused on State-sponsored cyber threats against civil society, and media manipulation.

Danit Gal

Danit Gal is a Yenching Scholar at Peking University and International Strategic Advisor to the iCenter at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.

Mariel Garcia Montes

Mariel García-Montes, @faeriedevilish, is a tech capacity builder currently studying and researching youth, media, civic/moral education and digital literacies at the Center for Civic Media and Comparative Media Studies at MIT.

Dipayan Ghosh

Dipayan Ghosh is a fellow across New America’s Public Interest Technology initiative and the Open Technology Institute, where he focuses on advancing consumer-oriented public policy initiatives at the intersection of privacy, security, and civil rights.

Daniel Greene

Daniel Greene is a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Social Media Collective at Microsoft Research New England, and an Affiliate with the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.

Jason Griffey

Jason Griffey is the founder and principal at Evenly Distributed, a technology consulting and creation firm for libraries, museums, education, and other non-profits. Jason is a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, where he studies hyperlocal micronetworks such as his LibraryBox project.

Andrew Gruen

As a Berkman Klein affiliate, Andrew will be working on the intersection of journalistic business models and new ways to inform the public.

Nikolas Guggenberger

Nikolas Guggenberger is the RWTÜV Foundation Assistant Professor of IT Law at University of Münster School of Law. His research focusses on law and innovation. Nikolas is specifically interested in the implications of blockchain technology, smart contracts and the automation of law.

Elizabeth Hansen

Elizabeth Hansen is a senior research fellow at the Tow Center and a doctoral candidate in Organizational Behavior at Harvard Business School. Elizabeth’s research focuses on the organizational and technological dynamics of innovation and adaptation amidst the massive digital transformation of the media landscape.

Felipe Heusser

Felipe Heusser is a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, but also an activist, researcher, and social entrepreneur. He is broadly interested in the intersection of civics and technology, exploring topics such as freedom of information, civic media, and open government.

Dean Jansen

Dean Jansen is the co-founder of Amara, a project focused on accessibility, inclusion, and modeling a different kind of on-demand economy.

Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson is a PhD student in MIT's HASTS program, where she studies language and technology. Her research examines online parody in English, Arabic, and Japanese as a nexus for creative play; activism and social critique; complex, individualized meaning-making; freedom of speech issues; and media-based communities.

Jonas Kaiser

Jonas is an associated researcher at the Chair of Political Communication at Zeppelin University and at Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, and is interested in the networked public sphere, digital methods and political communication.

Adi Kamdar

Adi Kamdar is a student at Harvard Law School. He was previously an activist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, where he worked on issues such as patent reform, online free speech, and surveillance.

Simin Kargar

Simin Kargar is a human rights lawyer with a focus on the interrelations of technology and human rights. She studies harmful speech online, gender-based violence and technology, and the interplays of social media, power and new propaganda.

Yarden Katz

Yarden Katz is a departmental fellow in Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School. His scientific interests are at the interface of artificial intelligence and biology.

John Kelly

John Kelly is the founder and lead scientist of Morningside Analytics. His research blends Social Network Analysis, content analysis, and statistics to solve the problem of making complex online networks visible and understandable.

Danil Kerimi

Danil Kerimi, Director, Digital Economy and Global Technology Policy, World Economic Forum/Member of the Secretariat of NETmundial Initiative.

SJ Klein

Samuel Klein is a Wikipedian, a One Laptop per Child organizer, a mathematics and physics zealot, a clutch proofreader, and a long-time Bostonian.

Vasilis Kostakis

Vasilis Kostakis is Senior Research Fellow at the Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology, and a Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society Affiliate, Harvard University.

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Amanda Lenhart

Amanda Lenhart is Associate Director, Research at the Pew Research Center, where she directs research on young adults, teens, children and families and how they use and think about digital technologies.

Greg Leppert

Greg Leppert is running the marathon. He's pumping his arms, thinking about sustainable media properties on the Internet, breathing to the rhythm of robotic user interfaces.

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Mary Madden

Mary Madden is a Senior Researcher for the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project and an affiliate at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. She is a nationally recognized expert on trends in social media use, online privacy management, and the impact of digital media on teens and parents.

John Nay

John Nay is co-founder and CEO of Skopos Labs, an A.I. software company, an Affiliate at the Berkman Center at Harvard University, and a Research Fellow at the NYU Information Law Institute. He holds a Ph.D. in Computational Decision Science from Vanderbilt University.

Paulo Rogerio Nunes

Paulo is the co-founder and executive director of the Instituto Midia Etnica and the news portal Correio Nagô that focuses on issues of diversity and human rights and is the leading online community targeting Afro-Brazilians.

Matt Olsen

Matt Olsen is participating in the Berkman Klein Center's Cybersecurity Project, helping to lead the project, along with Jonathan Zittrain and Bruce Schneier.

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Matthew Pearl

Matthew Pearl is an attorney at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), where he works in the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. At Berkman, Matthew is part of an effort to assess whether mesh network technologies can and should be used to improve public safety communications, and to evaluate the legal, policy, and technological issues that are raised by the adoption of such networks.

Griffin Peterson

Grif Peterson is the learning lead for Peer 2 Peer University, where he oversees learning design and is primarily responsible for the development and growth of the learning circle program.

Karin Pettersson

Karin Pettersson, the political editor-in-chief at Aftonbladet, Scandinavia’s biggest daily newspaper, will study how extreme right-wing and racist movements use digital platforms to reach audiences and how this affects the work of traditional media.

Alvand Salehi

Alvand "Alvin" Salehi is a Senior Technology Advisor at the White House and the co-founder of Code.gov, the nation's primary platform for sharing and improving government software.

Andy Sellars

Andy Sellars is an Affiliate of the Berkman Klein Center, and the Director of the BU/MIT Technology & Cyberlaw Clinic, a legal clinic at Boston University School of Law, serving students at MIT and BU who face legal issues with their innovation-related academic and extracurricular activity.

Gosia Stergios

I am a versatile knowledge professional--a strategist, a researcher, an analyst, an innovator and a communicator--equally at home in business and academia, someone who excels in bridging disparate disciplines and practices in conducting research, creating teams or managing programs.

John Stubbs

A former staffer with the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), John Stubbs is a Fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society where he is researching transparency and international trade agreements.

Jonathan Sun

Jonathan Sun is an interdisciplinary researcher, architect, engineer, artist, comedian, and playwright. He is a PhD candidate at MIT in the Department of Urban Studies + Planning, and a 2016-2017 Berkman Klein Fellow at Harvard.

Micky Tripathi

Micky Tripathi is the CEO of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative, a non-profit organization specializing in solving policy, technical, business, and legal issues related to digitizing health care delivery.

Gili Vidan

Gili Vidan is a PhD candidate in the Department of the History of Science at Harvard and a fellow at the Science, Technology, and Society Program at the Harvard Kennedy School. Her work is broadly concerned with questions of governance at the intersection of digital information technologies, law, and politics.

Paola Villarreal

Paola Villarreal is a self taught systems programmer/data scientist that works with the ACLU of Massachusetts on social justice projects that heavily rely on open technology and data.

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Kevin Wallen

Presently, Kevin is actively involved with SET, a project which he plans to expand extensively. He also serves as Director of Public Relations for Innocence International, the brainchild organization of Reuben “Hurricane” Carter, which lobbies for the rights of wrongly imprisoned individuals.

Stephen Walter

Stephen Walter is a program director for the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, Boston's civic R&D team. He helps lead efforts around experiments in civic engagement, storytelling, technology, and research collaborations.

Waide Warner

Waide Warner is Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School and a Senior Advisor at the CyberLaw Clinic of Harvard Law School and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society.

Sara M. Watson

Sara M. Watson is a technology critic, an affiliate with the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, and a writer in residence at Digital Asia Hub.

Sarah Myers West

Sarah Myers West is a doctoral candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, where her research centers on international policymaking and activism around privacy, security, and freedom of expression. She received her B.A. with Distinction in Media Studies and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia and Masters in Public Diplomacy from the University of Southern California where she was a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow.

Meng Weng Wong

Meng Weng Wong is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and computer scientist currently working on Legalese.com, a LegalTech startup building client-facing legal applications based on a formal language for computational law. Recently a visiting fellow at the University of Venice, Meng has lived in Philadelphia, Palo Alto, and Singapore.