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Dr. Brent Mittelstadt

Dr. Brent Mittelstadt is a researcher in data ethics at the University of Oxford. His research addresses the ethics of algorithms, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and data analytics (Big Data). Over the past five years his focus has broadly been on the ethics and governance of emerging information technologies, including a special interest in medical applications. Reflecting this, in the past year he has worked on the Data Analysis in IoT Solutions for Healthcare (DASH) project, to develop ethical guidelines for designing the health-related Internet of Things. Prior to this he collaborated with Prof. Luciano Floridi on the Ethics of Biomedical Big Data project at the University of Oxford. With support from the Brocher Foundation and the University of Oxford’s John Fell Fund he has recently organized workshops and symposia on ethics, policy, and governance for biomedical Big Data, which led to the publication of an edited volume in Springer’s Law, Governance and Technology book series and a special issue of Philosophy & Technology. Dr. Mittelstadt also organizes the Oxford Internet Institute’s Ethics and Philosophy of Information research cluster.