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Dr Lachlan D. Urquhart 

I am a Senior Lecturer (~Associate Professor) in Technology Law and Human-Computer Interaction. I am Co-Director of the Scottish Research Centre for Intellectual Property and Technology Law (SCRIPT). My main research interests are in the socio-technical aspects of designing, living with, and regulating emerging information technologies. I have a multidisciplinary background in computer science (PhD) and law (LL.B; LL.M) and I have studied at the Universities of Edinburgh, Strathclyde, and Nottingham.

I am a Visiting Researcher and Founding Member of the Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute, School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham; a Turing Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute, a Research Fellow at the Information Society Law Centre, Universitá degli Studi di Milano, and member of the international Emotional AI Lab. I was a visiting scientist at Fraunhofer AICOS, Porto, and a visiting researcher at Centre for Business Information Ethics, Meiji University, Tokyo. At Edinburgh, I am also the Law School lead for the Centre for Data, Culture, and Society; a member of the Design Informatics Institute; and a research associate at the Edinburgh Futures Institute

I have published over 50 papers in leading venues in computing, law and ethics. I have been a lead and co-investigator on projects totalling over £6m from EPSRC, ESRC, AHRC, Universitas 21, Impact Accelerator Funds, and Research Priority Funds. I am currently Principal Investigator of the EPSRC £1.2m ‘Fixing the Future: Right to Repair and Equal-IoT’ project and Co-Investigator on the ESRC Emotional AI in Smart Cities project, EPSRC Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Governance Node, and various projects in the EPSRC Horizon Trusted Data Driven Products hub. 

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