Brandie Nonnecke, PhD is the founding director of the CITRIS Policy Lab, headquartered at UC Berkeley. She is a 2021 International Strategy Forum Fellow at Schmidt Futures and previously served as a fellow at the Aspen Tech Policy Hub and at the World Economic Forum on the Council on the Future of the Digital Economy and Society.
Brandie has expertise in information and communication technology policy and internet governance. She studies human rights at the intersection of law, policy, and emerging technologies with her current work focusing on issues of fairness and accountability in AI-enabled systems. Her recent research has explored the negative effects of ill-conceived content governance strategies to mitigate harmful deepfakes, computational propaganda tactics employed on platforms to influence voting behavior, effects of digital ID and facial recognition systems on civil and political rights, and the global effects of California’s progressive AI legislation.
She leads the Public Interest Research Alliance (PIRA), a multistakeholder, non-binding coalition committed to the establishment of shared principles and operational guides for the appropriate collection, storage, and use of platform data for public interest research.
Her research has been featured in Wired, NPR, BBC News, MIT Technology Review, Buzzfeed News, among others. Her research publications, op-eds, and presentations are available at nonnecke.com.