DLI Visiting Fellow
Egwuchukwu Ani is a computer scientist as well as a legal scholar, and a graduate of the prestigious Harvard Law School. In 2015, he was appointed a lecturer at the Renaissance University, Nigeria, where he taught computing and led a research group on computer security and privacy. He also holds a voluntary visiting appointment on the subjects of human rights and internet law at some other institutions. His main research interests usually lie at the crossroads of both disciplines with a particular emphasis on machine learning and computational social science methods. Most recently, he researches human rights and digital rights, as well as online privacy relationships surrounding the practices of big online intermediaries in an African context, and cautions against the fetishism of algorithmic surveillance in a way that creates new academic knowledge. He held a Brettschneider Oxford/Cornell appointment at Cornell Tech in 2021 having spent some previous time at New College, Oxford.