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Vlad Niculescu-Dinca

Assistant Professor

Dr.ir. V. Niculescu-Dinca
+31 70 800 9573

Vlad Niculescu-Dinca's overall research looks at the socio-technical phenomena at the intersection of security governance practices and new technological develoments, with the aim of improving their quality and social and ethical acceptability. As digital infrastructures increasingly become constitutive of our societies and pervade the fabric of our environments, it is equally relevant to develop new models to account for them and commit to detailed and multidisciplinary investigations of these complex arrangements.

More information about Vlad Niculescu-Dinca

Dr. Vlad Niculescu-Dincă is assistant professor at Leiden University, teaching and researching at the Institute for Security and Global Affairs in The Hague. His teaching and research spans topics such as security networks, policing and technology, surveillance studies or urban policing.

Prior to working at Leiden University he has been a lecturer at Erasmus University Rotterdam teaching, amongst others, on issues of privacy, surveillance and (new) media technologies.

Vlad Niculescu-Dincă received his PhD in 2016 from Maastricht University, for the thesis 'Policing Matter(s). Towards a sedimentology of suspicion in technologically mediated surveillance.' In 2017, he received the Early Career Award from the Society for Philosophy and Technology for a paper derived from this research. In his research he examined various technologically mediated policing practices, drawing on ethnographic research which he performed at several police organisations.

Dr. Vlad Niculescu-Dincă also holds a master degree from the University of Twente in Philosophy of Technology and Society, and degrees in software engineering from the Technical Universities of Eindhoven (PDeng) and Bucharest (BSc).

Grants and awards

SPT Early Career Award

Assistant Professor

  • Faculty Governance and Global Affairs
  • Institute of Security and Global Affairs
  • Intelligence

Work address

Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague
Room number 4.12



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