people at the digital legal lab
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.
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.
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.
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).
assistant professor of international law & arbitration
Pietro ortolani is assistant professor in international arbitration and transnational dispute resolution. He is admitted to the Bar in Italy and he also works as a practitioner, mainly in the field of arbitration.
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF DATA ETHICS, LAW & POLICY
linnet taylor IS associate PROFESSOR in data ethics, law & policy. She leads the ERC-funded Global Data Justice project, seeking to understand the different perspectives worldwide on what constitutes just treatment through data technologies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ASSistant professor of ethics, law & Policy
Esther Keymolen Assistant Professor in Ethics, Law, and Policy of new Data Technologies. 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.
associate professor of international taxation & tax technology
Marcel Schaper is associate professor of international taxation and tax technology. He coordinates the LL.B in Tax Law at Maastricht University.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Raphael 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Joran van Apeldoorn
Joran van Apeldoorn is a PhD candidate in Quantum Computing & Semidefinite Optimisation. He is a pure mathematician with a focus on theoretical computer science and some interest in physics.
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.
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.
professor of private law
Vanessa Mak is a Professor of Private Law and Vice Dean for Research at Tilburg Law School. Her research focuses on the role of private law in the economic regulation of the European (consumer) market, with particular focus on consumer contract law, credit and investment law, data protection and the platform economy.
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.
Marijke Roosen is a postdoctoral researcher at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology & Society (TILT), where she works on issues of legal artificial intelligence.