Christopher Millard, Professor of Privacy and Information Law (CCLS, Queen Mary University of London)
Christopher Millard is Professor of Privacy and Information Law and head of the Cloud Legal Project in the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London. He is also a Research Associate at the Oxford Internet Institute and is Of Counsel to the law firm Bristows. He has over 30 years experience in the technology law field, in both academia and legal practice. He is Editor and Co-Author of Cloud Computing Law (Oxford University Press, 2013) and is a founding editor of the International Journal of Law and IT and of International Data Privacy Law. Christopher is a Fellow and former Chairman of the Society for Computers & Law, a past-President of the International Federation of Computer Law Associations, and a past-Chair of the Technology Law Committee of the International Bar Association.
Jon Crowcroft, Marconi Professor of Communications Systems (Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge)
Prior to being the Marconi Professor of Networked Systems in the Computer Laboratory, Jon was professor of networked systems at UCL in the Computer Science Department. He is a Fellow of the ACM, a Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Fellow of the IET, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering as well as a Fellow of the IEEE. He was the recipient of the Sigcomm Award in 2009. He is the Principal Investigator in the Computer Lab for the EU Social Networks project, the EPSRC funded Horizon Digital Economy project, hubbed at Nottingham, the EPSRC funded project on federated sensor nets project FRESNEL in collaboration with Oxford; and a new 5-year project towards a Carbon Neutral Internet with Leeds.
Ian Walden, Professor of Information and Communications Law (CCLS, Queen Mary University of London)
Dr Ian Walden is Professor of Information and Communications Law and head of the Institute of Computer and Communications Law in the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London. Ian has held visiting positions at the Universities of Texas and Melbourne. His publications include EDI and the Law (1989), Information Technology and the Law (1990), EDI Audit and Control (1993), Cross-border Electronic Banking (2nd ed., 2000), Telecommunications Law Handbook (1997), E-Commerce Law and Practice in Europe (2001), Computer Crimes and Digital Investigations (2007), Media Law and Practice (2009), Telecommunications Law and Regulation (4th ed., 2012) and Free and Open Source Software (2013).
Jean Bacon, Professor Emerita of Distributed Systems (Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge)
Professor Jean Bacon is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and the IEEE, the latter of which she was elected to Board of Governors for between 2002-2004 and 2005-2007. In addition, she was founding Editor in Chief of IEEE Distributed Systems Online, DS Online, and is the Director of Studies in Computer Science at Jesus College, Cambridge. Jean leads the Opera Research Group, where her research interests are in the broad area of distributed systems. The focus of the group's research is on the design and deployment of open, large-scale, widely distributed systems. Jean is currently also working on the PAL Personal and Social Communication Services for Health and Lifestyle Monitoring Project with Essex University, BT and Ericsson. The main focus of the project is to look at how future healthcare services impact current and future communication infrastructures, in particular with regards to assisted living.
Jatinder Singh, Senior Research Associate (Computer Laboratory, Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge)
Dr Jatinder Singh is a Senior Research Associate, and from October 2017, an EPSRC
Research Fellow and at the Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge. His technical work concerns systems and data management, including security, privacy, provenance and compliance, particularly regarding the Internet of Things. Having a strong interest in tech-policy, he is closely involved with the Centre for Science and Policy, is on the Secretariat of the E-infrastructure Leadership Council (BIS) which is charged with the UK's e-infrastructure strategy, and co-convenes the Ethics of Big Data research group. He completed his PhD at the University in Cambridge (2009) and has several years of commercial experience in the areas of health and legal systems. He has some background in law, studied at the University of Western Australia.
Dimitra Kamarinou, Researcher (CCLS, Queen Mary University of London)
Dimitra Kamarinou is a Researcher at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London and a qualified Greek attorney– at–law. Prior to joining the Cloud Legal Project and the Microsoft Cloud Computing Research Centre she worked for commercial law firms, intellectual property strategy firms in London and Reading, and human rights organisations, such as The Greek Ombudsman and Amnesty International, International Secretariat, London. Dimitra has obtained an LLM in Human Rights Law with Distinction from Birkbeck University of London, in 2010, and an LLM in Corporate and Commercial Law with Merit from Queen Mary University of London, in 2012. She has published in the fields of human rights and data protection law.
Lauren Downes, Researcher (CCLS, Queen Mary University of London)
Lauren Downes is a Researcher on the Cloud Legal Project, investigating cloud computing technology in the energy sector. She was previously a Research Associate in the Energy and Natural Resources Law Institute at CCLS where her responsibilities included legal research for the Gateway carbon capture and storage (CCS) project (EU Horizon 2020). During her Juris Doctor studies (U.S.), Lauren served as student Editor-in-Chief of the Energy Law Journal and was named 'Outstanding Graduating Student in Energy Law'. She holds an LLM in Energy and Natural Resources Law from QMUL where she was a Norton Rose Fulbright scholar. Before returning to academia, Lauren spent a decade in various in-house legal and commercial advisory roles, representing Operators in the international upstream oil and gas industry. Her experience includes negotiations in technology, exploration new ventures, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and floating LNG mega-projects. Lauren is a member of the New York Bar.
Dave Michels, Researcher (CCLS, Queen Mary University of London)
Dave is a Researcher on the Cloud Legal Project, conducting full-time research on various legal aspects of cloud computing, with a particular interest in intellectual property, data protection, and privacy. Prior to joining CCLS, Dave worked as an Associate at Ofcom, the independent UK regulator for the communications markets. As part of Ofcom's Strategy and Policy team, Dave analysed trends in communications markets and technology and spearheaded policy projects ranging from net neutrality to the legal separation of telecoms infrastructure companies. Before joining Ofcom, Dave worked as an Associate for the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague. In this role, Dave provided legal support and advice to the Judges of Trial Chamber I on international law and human rights issues, including on the trial of Ratko Mladić.
Laura Aliaga Martinez, PhD Researcher (CCLS, Queen Mary University of London)
Laura Aliaga Martinez is a PhD Researcher at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London and a senior qualified Spanish attorney– at–law. Prior to joining the Cloud Legal Project and the Microsoft Cloud Computing Research Centre she worked for a Spanish top-ranked law firm in Spain and several Spanish law firm boutiques in ICT law. She is lecturing at several Spanish Universities and Business Schools for more than six years. She is a mentor on an Accelerator Programme of early stage innovative technology companies. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the IT and TMT department at the Valencian Bar Association. She has been listed in Chambers and Partners and Best Lawyers. She has been appointed as an expert in her field by the Spanish Platform of Expert Women.