The Social Sciences Division at the University of Oxford has conferred the title of Associate Professor on Dr Sandra Wachter in recognition of distinction in her field and her contributions to the research, teaching and administration of the OII.

Professor Sandra Wachter, Senior Research Fellow, focuses her research on how law may be used to govern the design and application of artificial intelligence, working at the intersection of human rights law, internet policy, and socio-legal studies.

She has an established presence on the world stage for her ideas on law, ethics and Artificial Intelligence, and features prominently in innovative thinking around AI at Oxford. She applies her valuable ability to make complex legal topics interesting and comprehensible in teaching and supervising graduate students, and serves as an examiner. She additionally contributes to departmental governance and strategy as a member of our Steering Board.

Commenting on the conferment, Professor Philip Howard, Director of the Oxford Internet Institute, said:

“I’m delighted at this great news and I congratulate Sandra on this success.

“Sandra’s focus on the legal and ethical implications of AI is rightly gaining widespread attention. She is making a significant contribution to the AI debate, which has come to the forefront of thinking for many large organisations’ future strategies.”