I research, teach and advise on law and technology.
I am Professor of Law and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Tübingen, an Affiliated Fellow at the Centre for Blockchain Technologies at University College London as well as a Visiting Professor at LUISS University in Rome. I previously worked at the University of Oxford and the London School of Economics.
My research focuses on artificial intelligence and the digital economy with a particular emphasis on data (protection) law and governance. More recently, I have become interested in the intersection between digitalization and sustainability.
I am the author of Subnational Authorities in EU Law (Oxford University Press 2017) and Blockchain Regulation and Governance in Europe (Cambridge University Press 2018). I am moreover an editor of the Cambridge Handbook on the Law of the Sharing Economy (which has also been translated into Korean) and Smart Urban Mobility.
I am a member of a number of expert committees on digitalization, including the Council of Europe’s Committee on Artificial Intelligence and the European Commission’s Blockchain Observatory and Forum. I have moreover advised national institutions as well as the European Commission and the European Parliament on different occasions.
I am a strong believer in the importance of effectively communicating independent academic research to researchers in other disciplines, relevant policy actors and the broader public.