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Technology, Society, & Ethics

Cornell Tech is a global leader in collaborative research projects that explore ethics, policy, bias, social justice, and quality of life within socio-technical systems. Our researchers include MacArthur, Google, IEEE, and NSF award winners as well as some of the foremost experts in trustworthy computing and public interest tech.


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Shiri Azenkot

Associate Professor

Shiri Azenkot is an Assistant Professor at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech and in the Information Science field at Cornell University. She is also an affiliate faculty member in the Computer Science Department at the Technion–Israel Institute of Technology.

Research focus: Human-computer interaction and accessibility

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Tanzeem Choudhury

Roger and Joelle Burnell Professor in Integrated Health and Technology

Tanzeem Choudhury is a professor at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech in Information Sciences and a co-founder of HealthRhythms Inc.

Research focus: Develops mobile sensing systems for capturing, learning, and interpreting people’s context, activities and social networks

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Nicola Dell

Assistant Professor

Nicola Dell is an Assistant Professor at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech and in the Information Science Department at Cornell University.

Research focus: Designing, building, and evaluating novel computing systems that improve the lives of underserved populations in low-income regions

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Deborah Estrin

Associate Dean and Robert V. Tishman ’37 Professor

Deborah Estrin is the Robert V. Tishman ’37 Professor at Cornell Tech and in the Computer Science Department at Cornell University, and currently serves as an Associate Dean at Cornell Tech.

Research focus: Mobile systems and applications, including: mobile health, personal informatics, and privacy

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James Grimmelmann

Tessler Family Professor of Digital and Information Law

James Grimmelmann is a Professor at Cornell Tech and in the Law School at Cornell University.

Research focus: How laws regulating software affect freedom, wealth, and power

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Wendy Ju

Associate Professor

Wendy Ju is an Assistant Professor at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech and in the Information Science field at Cornell University.

Research focus: Interaction design research

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Mukti Khaire

Girish and Jaidev Reddy Professor of the Practice

Mukti Khaire is the Girish and Jaidev Reddy Professor at Cornell Tech and in the Johnson School at Cornell University. She is also the Director of the Johnson Cornell Tech MBA program.

Research focus: Entrepreneurship in the creative industries, such as art, advertising, architecture and design, fashion, film, music, publishing, and theater

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Mor Naaman

Professor

Mor Naaman is an Associate Professor at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech and in the Information Science Department at Cornell University.

Research focus: Social technologies

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Helen Nissenbaum

Professor

Helen Nissenbaum is a Professor at Cornell Tech and in the Information Science Department at Cornell University.

Research focus: Ethical perspective on policy, law, science, and engineering relating to information technology, computing, digital media and data science

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Tapan Parikh

Associate Professor

Tapan Parikh is an Associate Professor at Cornell Tech and in the Information Science Department at Cornell University.

Research focus: HCI and the design and evaluation of information technologies for education, governance and international development

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Thomas Ristenpart

Associate Professor

Thomas Ristenpart is an Associate Professor at Cornell Tech and in the Computer Science Department at Cornell University.

Research focus: Computer security topics, with a recent focus on cloud computing security, as well as topics in applied and theoretical cryptography

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Alexander Rush

Associate Professor

Alexander “Sasha” Rush is an Associate Professor at Cornell Tech, where he studies natural language processing and machine learning.

Research focus: Deep learning text generation, generative modeling, and structured prediction

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Vitaly Shmatikov

Professor

Vitaly Shmatikov is a Professor at Cornell Tech and in the Computer Science Department at Cornell University.

Research focus: Data privacy, network security, and software security

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