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.

Kendra Albert

Kendra Albert is a lawyer at Zeitgiest Law, a boutique technology law firm in San Francisco. Their interests at the broadest level include intermediary liability, platforms, gender online, video games and intellectual property.

Chinmayi Arun

Chinmayi Arun is Research Director of the Centre for Communication Governance, and an Assistant Professor of Law at National Law University, Delhi (NLU Delhi). She teaches specialised courses on Internet Governance, privacy and media policy, and works with media regulation and Internet governance, particularly in the context of the rights to free speech and privacy.

Pritha Chatterjee

I am a health journalist from India with six years experience with a national daily covering the intersections of gender, sectarian violence, social norms, sanitation and environment with population health outcomes.

Joanne Cheung

Joanne K. Cheung, an artist and designer studying at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, will focus her research at Berkman Klein Center on building better civic spaces: what are the features of places that support public assembly, how are these spaces used and regulated, and how can we design civic spaces where everyone realizes a gain by participating.

Sandra Cortesi

Fellow at the Berkman Center / Director of Youth and Media

Sandra Cortesi is a Fellow at the Berkman Center and the Director of Youth and Media (www.youthandmedia.org). She is responsible for coordinating the Youth and Media’s policy, research, and educational initiatives.

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Jack Cushman

Jack Cushman is an attorney, programmer, and digital artist from Somerville, Massachusetts. As a fellow he is working primarily on Perma.cc, building a distributed network for digital preservation at university libraries.

Kate Darling

Kate Darling is a Research Specialist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab where she investigates social robotics. Kate explores the emotional connection between people and lifelike machines, seeking to influence technology design and policy direction.

John DeLong

John DeLong is a fellow at Harvard University's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. John is focused on the implications of technology changes -- including machine learning, artificial intelligence, and big data -- on the framework and best practices for compliance, oversight, and ethics programs.

Ashveena Gajeelee

Ashveena Gajeelee is a public policy specialist with experience in government, regulatory affairs and negotiation. She is a Global Access in Action (GAiA) Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. Ash supports GAiA’s action-oriented research which focuses on global public health challenges facing the world’s most vulnerable populations.

Mary Gray

Mary is a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research. She maintains a tenured appointment as Associate Professor in the Media School, with adjunct positions in American Studies, Anthropology, and Gender Studies at Indiana University.

Ben Green

Ben Green studies the intersections of data science with law, policy, and social science, with a focus on cities. He is a PhD Candidate in Applied Math at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and a Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society.

Natalie Gyenes

Natalie is a researcher working at the intersection of health and human rights, and will conduct research with the Berkman Klein Center and the MIT Media Lab Center for Civic Media.

Jenn Halen

Jenn Halen is a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center. She works on research and community activities for the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Initiative.

Reynol Junco

Rey Junco is a fellow working on the Youth & Media and the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence projects at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society.

Rachel Kalmar

Rachel Kalmar is a data scientist, community organizer, and world record holder for number of wearable sensors worn continuously. Wrangling noisy data, she investigates how to make wearable and sensor data useful and interactive.

Emad Khazraee

Emad Khazraee is a sociotechnical information scientists and an assistant professor in the school of information (iSchool) at Kent State University.

Jenny Korn

Jenny Korn is an activist of color for social justice and scholar of race, gender, and media with academic training in communication, sociology, theater, public policy, and gender studies from Princeton, Harvard, Northwestern, and the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Mason Kortz

Mason Kortz is a clinical instructional fellow at the Harvard Law School Cyberlaw Clinic, part of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. His areas of interest include online speech and privacy and the use of data products (big or small) to advance social justice.

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Rosemary Leith

Rosemary is a Fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center, joining Berkman’s Internet Robustness team, building awareness and facilitating global partnerships in an effort to support a more stable and reliable Web. She is also a Director of Herdict (Berkman Center) that uses crowdsourcing to present a real-time view of Internet accessibility around the world.

Andres Lombana

Andres Lombana-Bermudez is a researcher and designer working at the intersection of digital technology, youth, innovation, and learning. His approach is transdisciplinary and collaborative, combining ethnographic and quantitative research methods, design-based research, and media technology design.

Patrick Murck

Patrick is a lawyer and expert on bitcoin and blockchain-based technologies. He will conduct research into the law and policy implications of bitcoin, distributed ledgers and smart contracts.

Sarah Newman

Sarah Newman is a Creative Researcher at metaLAB at Harvard, and a Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. Working primarily in the areas of installation art and photography, she develops projects that deal with technology’s role on culture, examining the significance of the current moment both playfully and critically.

Desmond Patton

Desmond Upton Patton, PhD, MSW is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at Columbia University and a faculty affiliate of the Data Science Instiute and the Social Interevention Group at Columbia University.

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Leah Plunkett

Leah A. Plunkett is a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, where she works on the Student Privacy Initiative. She is also the Director of Academic Success & Associate Professor of Legal Skills at the University of New Hampshire School of Law.

Jie Qi

Jie Qi is cofounder and creative director of Chibitronics, which makes hardware kits that blend paper craft, circuit building and programming.

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Hal Roberts

Hal Roberts is a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. He has been the lead researcher for Berkman Center reports on Internet surveillance, filtering circumvention, and distributed denial of service attacks against independent media.

Suchana Seth

Suchana is a physicist-turned-data scientist from India. She has built scalable data science solutions for startups and industry research labs, and holds patents in text mining and natural language processing.

Luke Stark

Luke Stark is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Sociology at Dartmouth College, and studies the intersections of digital media and behavioral science.

David Talbot

David Talbot joined the center in 2015 to lead a new research project on community-owned fiber-optic networks and has recently taken on a broader role helping his Berkman Klein colleagues on a variety of editorial outputs.

Souroush Vosoughi

Soroush Vosoughi is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Laboratory for Social Machines at MIT, having received his Ph.D. from the same lab, for which he developed algorithms for automatic detection and verification of rumors on social media.