Deirdre K. Mulligan

Deidre K. Mulligan

Deirdre K. Mulligan

Professor of Law
University of California, Berkeley

Deirdre K. Mulligan is an associate professor in the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley, a faculty co-director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, and a principal investigator on the new Hewlett-funded Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity.  Mulligan’s research explores legal and technical means of protecting values such as privacy, freedom of expression and fairness in emerging technical systems.  Mulligan shares with a colleague the 2016 International Association of Privacy Professionals Leadership Award for their research contributions to the field of privacy protection. She chairs the board of directors of the Center for Democracy and Technology, a leading advocacy organization protecting global online civil liberties and human rights, and is a founding member of the standing committee for the AI 100 project, a 100-year effort to study and anticipate how the effects of artificial intelligence will ripple through every aspect of how people work, live and play. Previously, she was a clinical professor of law, founding director of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic, and director of Clinical Programs at the UC Berkeley School of Law.