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Francien Dechesne


Dr. F. Dechesne
+31 71 527 7608

Francien Dechesne has been connected to the Center for Law and Digital Technologies (eLaw@Leiden) since November 2015 as researcher in the SCALES project (NWO research programme for Responsible Innovation).

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Francien Dechesne is researcher at the Center for Law and Digital Technologies (eLaw) of the Leiden Law School, and lecturer at TU Eindhoven.

Her research interest is the translation between societal and ethical issues surrounding Information- & Communication Technologies (ICT) on the one hand, and the technology on the other. She works in the SCALES project of the NWO Responsible Innovation program. This research involves the question of how to strike a balance between public, commercial and individual interests in data-driven innovations. In particular, her research focuses on potential negative societal impact of decisions based on data-analytics and the design of accountability mechanisms that address that.

Francien Dechesne holds a PhD in mathematical logic (Tilburg University and TU Eindhoven, 2005). She conducted research on formal methods for verification of security protocols (TU Eindhoven, 2005-2009) and on Ethics and Information Technology (TU Delft, 2009-2014). Before starting her academic career, she worked as IT Management professional in mainframe environments (Pink Elephant bv, 1997-2000).


Postdoc / guest

  • Wiskunde en Natuurwetenschappen
  • Leiden Inst Advanced Computer Sciences

Work address

Science Campus
Einsteinweg 55
2333 CC Leiden



  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Metajuridica
  • eLaw@Leiden

Work address

Reuvensplaats 3-4
2311 BE Leiden
Room number 205 B



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