About ITLP

Policy at the speed of tech

Driving research and analysis of new and emerging technologies to ensure they are developed, implemented and regulated in socially beneficial, equitable, and accountable ways.

Our Team

Michael Karanicolas

Executive Director

Michael has ten years of experience in civil society, working projects connected to freedom of... Read More

Mark McKenna

Faculty Co-director

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

John Villasenor

Faculty Co-Director

Professor Villasenor’s work addresses the intersection of technology, law, and policy, with a focus on... Read More

Barbara Chen

Communications Lead

Barbara is a veteran communications professional with multi-disciplinary, mission-driven experience in higher ed, public sector,... Read More

Alexandra Mata

Program Coordinator

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

Melodi Dincer

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Melodi Dincer is a tech justice lawyer with expertise in data privacy, AI policy, and... Read More

Alessia Zornetta

Student Researcher & SJD Candidate

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

Nikita Aggarwal

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Nikita researches and teaches in the areas of financial regulation, law and technology, and consumer 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.

Alex Alben

Lecturer in Law

Alex Alben teaches Privacy, Data & Cybsersecurity at the UCLA School of Law. He has... Read More

Richard L. Hasen

Professor of Law and Political Science

Professor Richard L. Hasen is an internationally recognized expert in election law, writing as well... Read More

Achuta Kadambi

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science

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

Jerry Kang

Distinguished Professor of Law

Professor Kang's teaching and research interests include civil procedure, race, and communications. On race, he... Read More

Prineha Narang

Associate Professor and Howard Reiss Chair in Physical Sciences

Before starting on the Harvard faculty in 2017, Dr. Narang was an Environmental Fellow at... Read More

Neil W. Netanel

Pete Kameron Professor of Law

Neil Netanel teaches and writes in the areas of copyright, free speech, international intellectual property,... Read More


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... Read More

Nanyun (Violet) Peng

Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Professor Peng's research goals aim to build robust and generalizable Natural Language Processing (NLP) tools... Read More

Courtney Radsch

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr. Radsch’s research and work are informed by a commitment to human rights and ensuring... Read More

Andrew Selbst

Assistant Professor of Law

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

Xiyin Tang

Assistant Professor of Law

Xiyin Tang is an Assistant Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law. She has... Read More


Lixia Zhang

Distinguished Professor of Computer Science

My mission is to help the Internet grow.

Sanford Williams

Lecturer in Law

Sanford S. Williams is a Lecturer in Law at UCLA School of Law. and will... Read More


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... Read More

Mark Verstraete

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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

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