Dr Lachlan D. Urquhart
I am a Senior Lecturer (~Associate Professor) in Technology Law and Human-Computer Interaction in the School of Law, University of Edinburgh. I am Founder and Director of the Regulation and Design (RAD) Lab. I am a Director of both the Centre for Research Into Information, Surveillance and Privacy (CRISP) and 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 have been 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 Envisioning Biometric AI Futures project. I am 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.