Date: 04-03-2008 (Week 23)
Time: 13:00 to 14:00
Room: LTB B (35) (AV) (PRS)
Dr Ian Brown is a research fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University, and an honorary senior lecturer at University College London. His work is focused on public policy issues around information and the Internet, particularly privacy, copyright and e-democracy. He also works in the more technical fields of information security, networking and healthcare informatics.
Dr Brown is co-Principal Investigator of the Fair Tracing and e-Curator projects, and teaches courses on Information and Society and Information Systems. He is a member of the VOTES project ethics committee and has advised the PRISD, SWAMI, PRISE and PRIME projects. Previously he worked on the PIMMS, CPOSS and CLEF projects and ran the Cambridge-MIT Institute’s Critical Infrastructure Protection working group.
Since 1998 Dr Brown has variously been a director of Privacy International, the Open Rights Group and the Foundation for Information Policy Research and an adviser to Greenpeace and Creative Commons UK. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the British Computer Society, a senior member of the ACM, and has consulted for the US Department of Homeland Security, JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, Allianz, McAfee, the BBC, the European Commission and the UK Information Commissioner’s Office.
Dr Brown’s work has been covered by the BBC, CNN, CBC and numerous newspapers and magazines. In 2004 he was voted as one of the 100 most influential people in the development of the Internet in the UK over the previous decade.