Candidates

Candidates

Aiste Gerybaite

Aiste Gerybaite is a doctoral researcher in the Law, Science and Technology Joint Doctorate - Rights of Internet of Everything, funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.

She completed her education in Law with the Master of Laws in European and Comparative Law at the University of Malta.
Coming from KPMG Aiste has been the lead person for providing feedback on the legal framework governing DLT and AI in Malta as well as assisting Maltese government with the drafting of the regulations within DLT space. Aiste is also a guest lecturer at the Malta Stock Exchange, the Malta Institute of Management and the University of Malta on legal aspects DLTs and AI solutions. Aiste has participated in a number of lectures, seminars and conferences in the tech industry.

Her doctoral research focuses on Big Data for Health in IoE in emergency situations.

Biagio Distefano

Biagio Di Stefano is a doctoral researcher in the Law, Science and Technology Joint Doctorate - Rights of Internet of Everything, funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.

Always passionate about technology, Biagio discovered a love for law during his university studies. After graduating in law and getting a specialization degree in legal professions Biagio realized that a passion for law and a passion legal professions do not necessarily go together, so he decided to derail abruptly his traditional legal career to discover a new career path that would put together computer science and law.

He joined CIRSFID of Bologna to do professionally (and for the highest national and international institutions) what he had begun to do as a blind bet on his future.

His doctoral research focuses on the Distributed ledger technologies beyond financial applications: eDemocracy and new forms of Governance.

Daniela Brešić

Daniela Brešić is a doctoral researcher in the Law, Science and Technology Joint Doctorate programme Rights of Internet of Everything, funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.

She completed her education for fully qualified lawyer at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University and the Higher Regional Court in Munich, Germany. She also obtained a LL.M. degree in Law and Technology from Tilburg University, the Netherlands.

As Research Associate at the KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP law, Daniela conducted interdisciplinary research on eHealth, cybersecurity, privacy and data protection issues. She was engaged in several EU-funded Horizon 2020 projects providing legal and ethical guidance on the development of engaging technologies. She also practised law as a legal officer for a public administration in Munich focusing on consultancy in civil law, criminal law and procedure.

Her doctoral research focuses on the ethical and legal issues of eHealth regarding sharing personal sensitive data on an IoE Health platform.

Emanuela Podda

Emanuela Podda is a doctoral researcher in the Law, Science and Technology Joint Doctorate - Rights of Internet of Everything, funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.

She is a multilingual lawyer graduated in 2010 at the University of Cagliari, Faculty of Law, with a main focus on commercial and tax law.

After the graduation, she worked in Italy in the private sector, providing legal support to small medium enterprises (SME). She also gathered professional experience in the public administration, working as an intern for the Tax Agency - Ministry Economy and Finance in Italy. She succeeded the BAR exam in 2013 and she moved abroad working and living in Toronto, Auckland and Brussels. With her work experiences, performing not only legal tasks but also financial analysis of big data, she gradually developed a deep interest in the interactions between law and technology, with a particular focus on digitalization related legal issues.

Alongside her work, Emanuela practices yoga and she has a passion for visual arts, especially for black and white photography.
Her doctoral research focuses on the Big data analysis systems in IoE environments for managing privacy and digital identity: pseudonymity, deanonymization and the right to be forgotten.

Francesca Gennari

Francesca Gennari is a doctoral researcher in the Law, Science and Technology Joint Doctorate - Rights of Internet of Everything, funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.

Fond of philosophy, dystopian literature and philology in high school, Francesca Gennari completed her Master Degree in European and Transnational Law at the University of Trento with the maximum of grades in 2016. In the framework of the Honours Program of the University of Trento, the Collegio di Merito B. Clesio, she was in Paris as a double degree student during her third University year at Université Paris 13 Nord and for a month in her final year to carry out research for her master thesis. She was admitted to the College of Europe, Bruges Campus, year 2016-2017, with a partial scholarship of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Her main interests were International Private Law and Regulatory Aspects of the Digital Single Market.

She trained as a barrister trainee in Modena while also working as a legal trainee at the office of European Ombudsman in Strasbourg.

Her doctoral research focuses on the Internet of Things (Law): Legal liability of IoE devices in the home.

Isadora Neroni Rezende

Isadora Neroni Rezende is a doctoral researcher in the Law, Science and Technology Joint Doctorate - Rights of Internet of Everything, funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.

Having obtained a high school diploma with the specialization in foreign languages, Isadora enrolled in the University of Bologna in 2013. There, she attended a double-degree programme in Italian-French Law, in partnership with the University of Nanterre (Paris X). During her fifth year, she attended a Master’s Degree in Human Rights Law at the University of Nanterre, and she graduated in Bologna with honours with a dissertation on the newly-established European PNR system, under the supervision of Professor Michele Caianiello.

After graduation, she worked as an intern in a legal firm in Paris, where she dealt with issues relating to aliens law and criminal law. Back in Italy, she became a trainee lawyer at the bar of Ascoli Piceno (Marche), where she is specializing in criminal law.

Her doctoral research focuses on the Surveillance risks in IoT applied to Smart Cities.

Liuwen Yu

Liuwen Yu is a doctoral researcher in the Law, Science and Technology Joint Doctorate programme funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.

Liuwen has obtained a Bachelor degree of Management majored in Information Management and Information System at Jiaxing University and a Master Degree of Philosophy from Zhejiang University, majored in Logic, with a dissertation in Argumentation entitled " The analysis of The Argumentation Framework with Subargument Relation ", mentor Prof. L.Beishui.

Liuwen worked in Yiwu Kuanghan Import and Export Co., Ltd, during 07/2018-01/2019 as an IT engineer, where she analyzed the functional requirements prescribed in specifications of system analysis, and produced technical proposals to fulfill logical models. And she worked in Hangzhou Benbenxiong Food Co., Ltd during 07/2016-09/2016, as an intern of IT Dept, where she assisted to define the basic goal and logical models of the new information management system, and participated in the development of the new system.

Her doctoral research focuses on the Risk analysis and regulatory compliance of distributed ledger technologies for transaction and management of securities.

Maximilian Gartner

Maximilian Gartner is a doctoral researcher in the Law, Science and Technology Joint Doctorate - Rights of Internet of Everything, funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.

Maximilian has studied Law at the University of Vienna and the University of Western Australia. He is a Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Alumnus.

He has interned at the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and held courses for the Department of European, International and Comparative Law at the University of Vienna. He is the honorary auditor of the Moon Village Association and an executive member of the Club Alpbach Niederösterreich association. Maximilian has also previously worked at the Austrian Law Firms Binder Grösswang, Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner and Alix Frank.

His doctoral research focuses on the concept of Influenceable Autonomy and Predictable Freedom in the Internet of Everything.

Mirko Zichichi

Mirko Zichichi is a doctoral researcher in the Law, Science and Technology Joint Doctorate - Rights of Internet of Everything, funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from University of Palermo (2017) and a Master of Science in Information Science for Management from University of Bologna (2019).

His doctoral research focuses on the Location privacy and inference in online social networks; Distributed ledger technologies between anonymity and publicity.

Nadia Pocher

Nadia Pocher is a doctoral researcher in the Law, Science and Technology Joint Doctorate - Rights of Internet of Everything, funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.

Nadia received her five-year Master Degree in European and Transnational Law summa cum laude from the University of Trento in 2016. She was an exchange student and later a guest researcher at Utrecht University, where she wrote her final thesis on how to enhance cross-border opportunities for SMEs in the framework of EU company law.

After graduation she co-authored the revision of a book on European corporate law and she worked as a trainee lawyer in Milan, mostly at a law firm and a research center focused on AML/CFT.
She attended a summer school on darknet markets and cryptocurrencies, as well as she wrote articles on AML impacts of the latter. She later engaged in a judicial traineeship at the Court of Appeal of Trento.

In her free time she loves traveling, walking, foreign languages and, above all, photography.

Her doctoral research focuses on Distributed Ledger Technologies between anonymity and publicity.

Pier Giorgio Chiara

Pier Giorgio Chiara is a doctoral researcher in the Law, Science and Technology Joint Doctorate - Rights of Internet of Everything, funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.

He obtained his master’s degree in Law at the University of Turin in June 2019, with the mark 110/110. The master’s thesis (auditors professor Monateri and professor Pagallo) seeked to analyze the scope of liabilities attributable to the AI software and robot manufacturers in the context of tort law.

He is an alumnus of Center for Transnational Legal Studies, semester-long intensive program in international, comparative and transnational law at King’s College London and held by Georgetown Law, Washington DC. He also attended the online course on Copyright law provided by Harvard University.

From October to December 2018, he worked as a legal intern for Studio Barbero S.p.a in the field of the protection of intellectual property rights in Internet, having specific regard to reclaim activities of abusive domain name registrations.

He served an internship at Turin’s police headquarter, in the immigration office, from February to April 2017. He is also a journalist, registered as pubblicista, since October 2016.

His doctoral research focuses on the security and privacy of resource constrained devices.

Dr. Richard Rak

Dr. Richard Rak is a doctoral researcher in the Law, Science and Technology Joint Doctorate – Rights of Internet of Everything program, funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions.

He holds a master’s degree (with dr. jur. title) in Law, a postgraduate degree (LL.M.) in European Law, bachelor’s degrees in Economics (specialised in Finance and Accounting, and Human Resource Management) and a Chartered Certified Accountant designation.

He began his career as a lawyer (state auditor trainee) at the State Audit Office of Hungary. Afterwards, he became a junior researcher at the Research group for Media, Innovation and Communication Technologies (imec-mict-UGent) of Ghent University and at the Department of Law of Università degli Studi di Brescia, where his research concerned the protection of sports media rights, digital piracy and the institutionalisation of cyberattack attribution mechanisms.

His doctoral research focuses on the Internet of Healthcare (Law): Privacy and Data Protection Aspects in IoE.

Stephan Varga

Stephan Varga is a doctoral researcher in the Law, Science and Technology Joint Doctorate - Rights of Internet of Everything, funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.

He has a background in law as well as in technology, having a Bachelor’s degree in Business Informatics from the Vienna University of Technology and a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Vienna. During his studies, he specialized in legal informatics (Computers and Law), spending a semester abroad at the University of Santa Clara in California and attending summer programmes in Alpbach, Istanbul and Florence.

As a scientific fellow in Professor Schweighofer’s Centre for Computers and Law at the University of Vienna he has carried out research in various projects funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency. His workload has increased since the General Data Protection Regulation has entered into force in May 2018.

His doctoral research focuses on the Internet of Data: Fundamental Rights in the context of the IoE and Big Data.

Orhan Gazi Yalcin

Orhan Gazi Yalcin is a doctoral researcher in the Law, Science and Technology Joint Doctorate - Rights of Internet of Everything, funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.

He has an LLB in Law and a BA in Business Administration from Koç University and completed the LL.M. program in Public Law at Koç University with the thesis titled “Taxation of Cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings”. During his exchange period, he completed an AI minor at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

He has professional experience as a lawyer and a business development associate. He worked as a legal trainee for Allen & Overy on capital markets, competition, and corporate law matters before qualifying as a lawyer.
Previously, he worked on a legaltech project, called Legalist, which is the first online agreement generation platform in Turkey. Before starting his Ph.D., he worked at Endeavor Turkey as a business development associate and conducted legal informatics research as a consultant at the World Bank.

His doctoral research focuses on governing algorithms in the Big Data era for balancing new digital rights.

Yannick Vogel

Yannick Vogel is a doctoral researcher in the Law, Science and Technology Joint Doctorate - Rights of Internet of Everything, funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.

He has a background in European law, legal informatics and law & technology obtained from Tilburg University, Leibniz University (Hannover), Kyushu University (Fukuoka) and the Charles University (Prague).

Other than that, he enjoys reading, collecting records, and brewing perfect cups of coffee.

His doctoral research focuses on the Neo-commodification of persons: the exploitation of personal data and impact on the sharing economy; Influenceable Autonomy and Predictable Freedom in the IoE.