Digital Legal Lab

People at the digital legal lab

associated researchers

Natali Helberger
natali helberger

PROFESSOR of law & digital technology

Natali Helberger is a Professor of Law and Digital Technology, with a special focus on AI. Her research investigates the social and legal implications of digital technology and automated decision making.
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Ronald Leenes

PROFESSOR OF REGULATION BY TECHNOLOGY

Ronald Leenes is a professor in regulation by technology and head of the department of law, technology, markets & society (ltms) at Tilburg University. his research focuses on privacy, ai & legal issues of robotics. Ronald leads the digital legal Lab research collaboration.
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gijs van dijck

professor of private law

Gijs van Dijck is an empirical legal scholar who specialises in tort law, insolvency law, and contract law. He uses empirical legal research methods and data sciences methods, network analysis in particular, to analyse legal issues. he co-manages the maastricht law & tech lab.
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andré janssen

PROFESSOR OF private law

andré janssen is a professor of private law, focusing particularly on contract law, tort law, european private law, and the intersection between law & ai. he is the editor-in-chief of the european review of private law (ERPL).
Pietro Ortolani
Pietro Ortolani

professor of Digital Conflict Resolution

Pietro ortolani is professor of digital conflict resolution at radboud university nijmegen. He is admitted to the Bar in Italy and he also works as a practitioner, mainly in the field of arbitration.
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PROFESSOR OF international data governance

linnet taylor IS PROFESSOR of international data governance at the tilburg institute for law, technology, and society (TILT). She leads the ERC-funded Global Data Justice project, seeking to understand the different perspectives worldwide on what constitutes just treatment through data technologies.
Catalina Goanta
catalina goanta

assistant professor of private law

catalina goanta is an assistant professor in private law and a postdoctoral researcher at studio europa. her current research addresses decentralisation and platform governance. she co-manages the maastricht law & tech lab.
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ronan fahy

senior researcher in information law & fundamental rights

Ronan fahy is a Senior Researcher at the Institute for Information Law (IViR), University of Amsterdam. He specialises in fundamental rights, in particular freedom of expression and privacy.
Pieter Wolters
Pieter wolters

associate PROFESSOR OF private law, privacy & cyber security

Pieter Wolters is an associate professor of cybersecurity, privacy and law. His research topics include the private enforcement of privacy law, legal obligations to provide secure software, and the European framework for cybersecurity and privacy rules.
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Joris van hoboken

professor of law & data protection

Joris van Hoboken is a professor of law at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB) and a Senior Researcher at the Amsterdam Institute for Information Law (IViR). his research focuses on the regulation of computational infrastructures and the protection of fundamental rights.
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mireille van eechoud

PROFESSOR OF information law

Mireille van Eechoud is professor of Information Law, and director of the Amsterdam Graduate School of Law. Her key research themes include the relationship between constitutional rights to information, data protection, and the commercial use of public sector information.
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associate professor in philosophy of data driven technology

Esther Keymolen is associate professor in philosophy of data driven technology. She has a background in philosophy of technology and postphenomenology. Her research focuses on the role of trust and privacy in networked and smart environments.
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Merel Noorman

assistant professor in ai, robotics and science & technology studies

Merel Noorman coordinates the AI & Robotics group at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology & Society (TILT). Her research interests include the governance and regulation of AI and robotics, with a particular focus on the distribution of responsibility around complex intelligent technologies.
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Matthias van der Haegen

Assistant professor in digital legal studies

Matthias Van der Haegen specialises in legal analytics and the judiciary, favouring an empirical approach to answer research questions. His PhD research was on the role of the Belgian supreme court, a topic in which he retains a profound (comparative) interest.
Floris Bex
Floris Bex

professor of data science and the judiciary

Floris Bex is professor in data science and the judiciary. He studies how people reason, how this reasoning can be captured in formal models, and how it can be supported and improved using AI technologies.
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inge graef

associate PROFESSOR OF law & technology

inge graef focuses on competition enforcement in the digital economy. she is particularly interested in the interface between competition law and other fields of eu law such as data protection, intellectual property and electronic communications law.
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Charmian lim

PHD researcher on law & artificial intelligence

Charmian Lim is a phd researcher on law & Ai at Tilburg University. within the digital legal studies group, she is involved in a research project that explores the impact of AI, data science and automation on the legal system.
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Bart van der sloot

associate professor of big data & privacy

Philosopher and legal scholar Bart van der Sloot specialises in the area of Privacy and Big Data. He also publishes regularly on the liability of Internet Intermediaries, data protection and internet regulation. Key issues are the GDPR, international data flows, especially between Europe and the United States, and data leaks.
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Naomi appelman

pHd researcher on online speech regulation

Naomi Appelman is a PhD researcher at the Amsterdam Institute of Information Law (IViR), specialising in online speech regulation. Her research combines law and philosophy and focuses on strengthening the legal position of users by means of enabling legal contestation of the control over online speech.
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Raphaël Gellert is an assistant professor in private law and ICT. Looking into the computational turn, his research tries to problematise the contemporary modes of operation of law. In this ambit he looks at cases stemming from data protection, e-commerce, product liability, or cybersecurity.
Robin Pierce
Robin Pierce

associate PROFESSOR OF law, technology & Policy

Robin Pierce is an associate professor in law, technology & policy. Currently, her work focuses on AI in medicine, addressing translational challenges for the development and integration of emerging technology for clinical and health applications.
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Roland Moerland

assistant professor of supranational criminology

Roland Moerland is Assistant Professor of Criminology at Maastricht University. His research focuses on gross human rights violations and state (corporate) crime. He also has a special interest in how processes of denial facilitate the perpetration of such crimes.
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tjaša petročnik

phd researcher on law & technology

Tjaša Petročnik is a PhD candidate at Tilburg Law School. She previously worked in EU public affairs both in Brussels and Ljubljana. her research interests include the political economy of data and online platforms, the intersections of health, environment, and technology, as well as bioethics.
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Anna van Duin

researcher & lecturer in private law

Anna van Duin is a researcher and lecturer specialising in Civil Procedure. She focuses on access to justice and effective remedies for private parties. She has a particular interest in the digital transformation of judicial decision-making and the role of technology in the civil justice system.
Ruta Liepina
Ruta Liepina

Assistant professor in digital legal studies

Ruta Liepina is assistant professor in digital legal studies at Maastricht University's Faculty of Law. She is also a PhD researcher at the European University Institute, an international postgraduate teaching and research institute near Florence, Italy.
Tom Vennmanns
Tom Vennmanns

PHD researcher on smart contracts & conflict resolution

Tom Vennmanns is a PhD candidate in smart contracts and conflict resolution, who focuses on the legal and societal challenges of the digital age. His research interests include AI, legal tech and Blockchain technology.
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Joran van Apeldoorn
Joran van Apeldoorn is a Post-doctoral researcher on Quantum Computing & Semidefinite Optimisation. He is a pure mathematician with a focus on theoretical computer science and some interest in physics.
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nadya purtova
Nadya Purtova's primary expertise lies in European and comparative privacy and data protection law. She has expanded her research to the area of economic analysis of privacy and data protection law, focusing on data protection rights as entitlements and personal data as a resource.
Jill Toh
Jill toh

PhD researcher on Platform regulation

Jill Toh is a PhD candidate at the Amsterdam Institute for Information Law (IViR). Her work looks at the concept and power of online platforms through technology, law and political economy approaches, in order to explore new regulatory forms of data governance.
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kody moodley

postdoctoral researcher in data & computer sciences

kody moodley is a postdoctoral researcher at maastricht university's institute of data science and the maastricht law & tech lab. His current research examines the intersections between computational science and legal decision-making.
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frederik zuiderveen borgesius

professor of ict & law

Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius is Professor of ICT and Law at Radboud University Nijmegen, where he is affiliated with the interdisciplinary research hub on Security, Privacy, and Data Governance: the iHub. His research interests include privacy, data protection, and discrimination, especially in the context of new technologies.
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Ilaria Buri

associate researcher digital services act observatory

Ilaria Buri is as an associate researcher at the Institute for Information Law (IViR), where her activity is focused on the Digital Services Act Observatory. Prior to joining IViR, Ilaria was a researcher at the University of Leuven (CITIP), where she worked on several EU-funded projects dealing with data protection, cybersecurity and e-health-related matters.
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Eleni kosta

professor of technology, law & human rights

Eleni Kosta is a professor in technology, law and human rights. She is working on privacy and data protection, specialising in electronic communications and new technologies, as well as on health law.
Yong Yong Hu
Yong Yong Hu

PhD researcher on law & cybersecurity

Yong Yong Hu is a PhD candidate in law and cybersecurity at Radboud University. Her research focuses on the EU cybersecurity framework, and the legal obligations for the reliability and security of digital information.
jerry spanakis
jerry spanakis

assistant professor in machine learning

Jerry Spanakis is an assistant professor at the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE) at Maastricht University and the Maastricht Law & Tech Lab. His current research lies in the area of Social Machine Learning.
Andreea Grigoriu
Andreea Grigoriu

phd researcher on digital legal studies

Andreea Grigoriu is a PhD candidate in Digital Legal Studies at the Maastricht Law & Tech lab. her research seeks to understand the phenomena of online harassment on social media, specifically abusive language.
christina winters
christina winters

postdoctoral researcher

Christina Winters is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Tilburg Institute for Technology, Law and Society (TILT). As a psychologist, she focuses on identity maintenance and its relationship with citizens' digital privacy behaviors and trust attitudes toward data-driven organizations.
Rachel Rietveld
Rachel Rietveld

PhD researcher on AI in the justice system

Rachel Rietveld focuses on the intersection of law and technology, both in her practice and her research. She develops expert systems in order to make law more accessible. Her PhD research is on the potential and limitations of legal tech, ethical dilemmas and how to build a framework for the legal use of artificial intelligence.
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Rohan Nanda

researcher on artificial intelligence & law

rohan nanda holds a phd in legal informatics and computer science. His research focuses on data science, natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning technologies in the context of law.
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Belle Beems

PhD researcher on competition law & digital legal studies

Belle Beems is a phd candidate on competition law and digital legal studies at Radboud University nijmegen. her expertise lies in EU competition law, EU internal market law, Economic law, Digital markets, Law and technology.
Minke Reijneveld
Minke Reijneveld

PhD researcher on insolvency law & data protection

Minke Reijneveld is a PhD Researcher at the Business Law Institute and the interdisciplinary research hub on Security, Privacy, and Data Governance at Radboud University. Her research focuses on data protection law during insolvency proceedings.
Catalin Rusu
Catalin Rusu

associate professor of european law

Catalin Rusu is Associate Professor of European Law at Radboud University. Catalin’s research focuses on the dynamic role that EU competition law plays in the Internal Market and the distinct approaches to competition law enforcement in different (European) jurisdictions.
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Antoine Louis

PhD researcher in Artificial Intelligence & Law

Antoine Louis is a PhD Candidate in Artificial Intelligence and Law at the Maastricht Law & Tech Lab. His research focuses on Data Science and Natural Language Processing technologies to automate the law.
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constanta rosca

phd researcher in digital legal studies

Constanta Rosca is a PhD candidate in Digital Legal Studies at the Maastricht Law & Tech lab. she holds a LL.B. in European Law (cum laude, 2017) and a LL.M. in European Law (cum laude, 2018) from Maastricht University.
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Costin Puscasu

PhD researcher in AI, Health law & regulation

Costin Puscasu is a PhD candidate in AI, Health Law & Regulation. He previously worked in privacy enforcement and privacy compliance in Vienna and Amsterdam. His research interests include regulatory challenges and the emergence of new types of harms associated with AI in clinical and health settings.
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Ana-Maria Hriscu

PhD researcher on digital legal studies

Ana-Maria Hriscu is a PhD candidate within the Digital Legal Studies project "Concepts in a data-centric regulatory paradigm", sub-project "Consent & contracts", at Tilburg University. Her research focuses on privacy & data protection, consumer and contract law in the context of data-driven technologies.
Marcus Meyer
Marcus Meyer

Assistant professor of labour law

Marcus Meyer is an assistant professor of labour law in a corporate context and leader of the Cross-border Corporate Mobility in the EU project. His research combines empirical legal research and data science methods to unravel the legal complexity of corporate transactions in a cross-border context and its implications for company stakeholders.
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Hadassa Noorda is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Law at the University of Amsterdam. She works in the area of philosophy of criminal law. Prior to joing the University of Amsterdam, Hadassa was a postdoctoral researcher at NYU's Center for Law and Philosophy, Columbia Law School, and Rutgers Institute for Law and Philosophy
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Enguerrand Marique

Assistant Professor in conflict solving institutions & digital conflict resolution

Enguerrand Marique is an Assistant Professor in Conflict Solving Institutions and Digital conflict resolution at Radboud University Nijmegen and a guest lecturer at the UCLouvain. His current research addresses conflict resolution between users and platforms.
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Thomas Tombal

researcher in ICT law

Thomas Tombal is a researcher in ICT law, focusing on competition, data sharing and data protection issues linked to the data economy. Before joining the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) in September 2021, Thomas worked as a researcher at the CRIDS (Centre de Recherche Information, Droit et Société) of the University of Namur (Belgium), where he obtained his PhD. He also worked on interdisciplinary research projects pertaining to the digitalization of, and the use of Big Data and AI by, public administrations.
Paddy Leerssen
Paddy Leerssen

PhD candidate in law

Paddy Leerssen is a PhD Candidate in Law with a broad interest in media and communications law. His PhD project explores how European law shapes the transparency and accountability of algorithmic content distribution in social media platforms. To this end the combines legal analysis with insights from communications science and media studies. Paddy is also a non-resident fellow at Stanford University’s Center for Internet and Society, where he was a research fellow in 2017-2018.
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Hellen van der Kroef

PhD candidate in digital legal studies

Hellen van der Kroef is a PhD researcher on the use of multilingual legal knowledge graphs to assist in EU law-making. She completed a bachelor's in European Studies (political specialisation) at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, and a double master's degree in European and International Law at respectively the Autonomous University of Barcelona and the University of Toulouse. Additionally, she followed a well-credited course in web development at a private institution in Amsterdam, after which she worked as a programmer until starting her PhD.
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Svetlana Yakovleva

Postdoctoral researcher

Svetlana Yakovleva is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute for Information Law (IViR) of the University of Amsterdam. Her research focuses on cross-border digital trade, data protection and data governance.
Anna Pivaty
Anna Pivaty

assistant professor of criminal law

Anna Pivaty is Assistant Professor of Criminal Law and Researcher on Conflict-Solving Institutions at Radboud University. Her current research focuses, among other topics, on digitalisation of courts and conflict resolution.

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