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Dr Jennifer Cobbe

Executive Committee Member

Department of Computer Science and Technology


Dr Jennifer Cobbe is a Research Associate and Affiliated Lecturer in the Compliant and Accountable Systems Group in the Department of Computer Science and Technology (Computer Laboratory). Her research looks at law and regulation of new and emerging technologies (typically but not exclusively involving AI/machine learning). She is interested in legal responses to new technologies, online platforms, and automation; technical mechanisms for improving legal compliance and accountability of complex systems; and theoretical approaches to privacy, surveillance, and tech industry business models. Research projects focus on legal standards for automated decision-making and the development of legally compliant and reviewable automated systems; regulation of algorithmic personalisation and targeting in online services; and the prospects of various technical means for facilitating compliance with legal and regulatory requirements in complex environments (such as the internet of things).

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