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).
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).
- Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
- Instituut voor Metajuridica