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 Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich and 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 Ad Hoc Committee on Artificial Intelligence(‘CAHAI’) 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.