CITRIS affiliate joins White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

CITRIS PI Deirdre Mulligan.

Deirdre Mulligan, CITRIS principal investigator and UC Berkeley professor of law in the School of Information, has been named deputy U.S. chief technology officer for policy in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).

Mulligan plans to use her previous research experience, which includes studying the impacts of regulatory choices on privacy and online content moderation and the emerging “responsible artificial intelligence” practices in tech, to aid the Office of the U.S. Chief Technology Officer (CTO) ensure that U.S. policy is informed by tech and data expertise. Through this position, she will also act as a principal advisor to the National AI Initiative Office.

“Much of my work has focused on identifying regulatory approaches that lead organizations to protect privacy and other values through policy and technical design,” Mulligan said. “Protecting the values we care about in our increasingly automated society requires interdisciplinary approaches.”

Mulligan is a former member of the CITRIS Policy Lab faculty advisory board.