jatinder.singh @ cl.cam.ac.uk
I'm a Principal Research Asssociate (≈Research Professor) at the Dept. Computer Science & Technology (Computer Laboratory), University of Cambridge, where I lead the Compliant and Accountable Systems research group. The group works at the intersection of computer science and law, considering the mechanisms by which technology can be better designed, engineered and deployed to accord with legal and regulatory concerns, and works to better ground policy/regulatory discussions in technical realities. Broadly, we take an interdisciplinary approach towards issues of governance, control, agency, accountability, security, privacy and trust regarding emerging and data-driven technologies.
I also co-chair the Trust & Technology Initiative, which drives research exploring the dynamics of trust and distrust in relation to internet technologies, society and power, and I am a Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute, the UK's national institute for data science & artificial intelligence, where I collaborate on various projects. I also currently hold an EPSRC Fellowship.
I am active in tech-policy discussions, which has me involved various advisory and outreach initiatives, including with government, regulators and civil society groups.
I undertook my PhD in Computer Science (topic: distributed systems & security) at the University of Cambridge, and have previously studied some law. I have worked for large and small IT service companies, ran a medical IT startup, and provide consulting services. Much of my commercial experience concerned health and judicial applications, areas with strong governance requirements.
I am originally from Australia, which is far, far away from Cambridge. But I do enjoy travel!
STUDENT PROJECTS : I am keen to supervise, at all levels, projects in areas including: `algorithmic accountability' and `automated-decision making', 'security/privacy/data protection, social aspects of data/tech, distributed/mobile systems/IoT/AR/VR, digital art & interactive environments, etc. Follow the link for some suggestions. Note these are just intended as a guide - I'm happy to explore any projects broadly related in the space. The best way forward is to chat - do get in contact!
I run the Advanced Computer Science MPhil module Technology, Law & Society. The course gives a practical background to how law, policy and societal concerns interact with technology. The goal is to drive awareness of how systems can be designed and engineered to be more legally compliant, support accountability regimes, and generally better for society.