About ITLP

We are dedicated to cross-disciplinary research in established and emerging technologies.

A partnership between UCLA School of Law and UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, the Institute for Technology, Law & Policy examines the benefits and risks presented by technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, robotics, cybersecurity and digital media and communications.

These and other rapidly evolving technologies raise questions germane to the outcome of ethical and public policy issues, the applicability and utility of current laws and regulations that govern their use.

Our Team

Nikita Aggarwal

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Nikita’s research and interests lie in financial regulation, consumer law, law and technology, philosophy of law, and international economic law.

Michael Karanicolas

Executive Director

Michael has ten years of experience in civil society, working projects connected to freedom of expression, transparency, and digital rights.

Alexandra Mata

Program Coordinator

Alexandra is a seasoned administrator with several years of experience within higher ed institutions.

Mark McKenna

Faculty Co-director

Professor Mark P. McKenna teaches and writes in the areas of intellectual property and privacy law.

Courtney Radsch

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr. Radsch’s research and work are informed by a commitment to human rights and ensuring the sustainability of independent media.

Mark Verstraete

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Mark's research assesses how emerging technology and the information society reshape private law concepts.

John Villasenor

Faculty Co-Director

Professor Villasenor’s work addresses the intersection of technology, law, and policy, with a focus on topics including digital communications, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and privacy.

Alessia Zornetta

Student Researcher & SJD Candidate

Alessia is particularly interested in technology and its implications with the law.

Affiliated Faculty

Clarice Aiello

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Clarice is an expert on nanosensors harnessing room-temperature quantum effects in noisy environments.

Achuta Kadambi

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science

Research and Teaching Interests: Computational Imaging, Computer Vision, Robotics, Machine Learning, Medical Devices

Ted Parson

Dan and Rae Emmett Professor of Environmental Law

Parson studies international environmental law and policy, the societal impacts and governance of disruptive technologies including geoengineering and artificial intelligence, and the political economy of regulation.

Andrew Selbst

Assistant Professor of Law

Selbst’s research examines the relationship between law, technology, and society.

Yuan Tian

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Professor Tian’s interests include security and privacy, cyber-physical systems, machine learning and human-computer interaction.

Eugene Volokh

Gary T. Schwartz Distinguished Professor of Law

Eugene Volokh teaches First Amendment law and a First Amendment amicus brief clinic at UCLA School of Law.

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