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.
She 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).
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 the use of data analytics.
Her overall research interest is Formal Ethics for Information Technology: the application of formal methods in ethical and societal aspects of ICT. She is particularly interested in issues around security and privacy in our increasingly networked and data-driven world, and more generally in the specification and verification of non-functional requirements in technological design.
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