Our Tutorial Fellow in Philosophy has been recognised for her outstanding research on ending data inequality.
Professor Carissa Véliz was awarded the Herbert A. Simon Award by the International Association of Computing & Philosophy at their conference, which took place earlier this year at Universität Hamburg. The prestigious award recognises scholars at an early stage of their academic career whose research is likely to reshape debates at the nexus of computing and philosophy.
Carissa’s research at Hertford and the Institute for Ethics in AI focuses on privacy, technology, moral and political philosophy, and public policy. Her recent book, Privacy Is Power: Why and How You Should Take Back Control of Your Data, was named by The Economist as one of their books of the year in 2020, and she has worked with governments in Spain and the UK as an advisor. On receiving the award, she said:
I feel delighted, honoured and grateful. I hope that my work can motivate citizens and policymakers alike to end data practices that are undermining equality, fairness and democracy.