The Nexa Center for Internet & Society announces the new Fellows for 2013/2014, two Faculty Associates and three new members of the Board of Trustees

Turin, 28th June 2013. The Nexa Center is glad to announce that Prof. Brett Frischmann (Yeshiva University), Prof. Lucie Guibault (University of Amsterdam) and Bruce Sterling (author and journalist) joined the Board of Trustees. The Nexa Center for Internet & Society at Politecnico di Torino (DAUIN) is also pleased to announce the new Fellows for 2013 / 2014 who will contribute to the activities of the Center. The Nexa Center furthermore announces two Faculty Associates.

New members of the Board of Trustees

trusteeBrett Frischmann
Brett Frischmann is Professor of Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, where he teaches intellectual property and Internet law. He is currently the Director of Cardozo's IP and Information Law Program, an Affiliated Scholar of the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, and an Affiliated Faculty Member of The Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University. He received a BA in Astrophysics from Columbia University, an MS in Earth Resources Engineering from Columbia University, and a JD from the Georgetown University Law Center. After clerking for the Honorable Fred I. Parker of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and practicing at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in Washington, DC, he joined the Loyola University, Chicago law faculty in 2002.

trusteeLucie Guibault
Dr. Lucie Guibault is associate professor at the Institute for Information Law of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). She studied law at the Université de Montréal (Canada) and received in 2002 her doctorate from the University of Amsterdam, where she defended her thesis on "Copyright Limitations and Contracts: An Analysis of the Contractual Overridability of Limitations on Copyright". She is specialized in international and comparative copyright and intellectual property law. Lucie Guibault has been carrying out research for the European Commission, Dutch ministries, UNESCO and the Council of Europe. Her main areas of interest include copyright and related rights in the information society, open content licensing, collective rights management, limitations and exceptions in copyright, and author’s contract law. She has been involved as legal partner in Creative Commons Netherlands since 2005 and in projects related to Europeana (EuropeanaConnect and Europeana Awareness) since 2009. She is in charge of the coordination of the IViR International Copyright Law Summer Course. Dr. Guibault is member of the international editorial board of Les Cahiers de propriété intellectuelle, member of the editorial board of the Journal of Intellectual Property and Information Technology (JIPITEC), and correspondent for the Netherlands for Computer Law Review International (CRi).

trusteeBruce Sterling
Bruce Sterling author, journalist, editor, and critic, was born in 1954. Best known for his ten science fiction novels, he also writes short stories, book reviews, design criticism, opinion columns, and introductions for books ranging from Ernst Juenger to Jules Verne. His nonfiction works include "The Hacker Crackdown: Law and Disorder on the Electronic Frontier" (1992), "Tomorrow Now: Envisioning the Next Fifty Years" (2003), and "Shaping Things" (2005). He is a contributing editor of WIRED magazine and writes a weblog. During 2005, he was the "Visionary in Residence" at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. In 2008 he was the Guest Curator for the Share Festival of Digital Art and Culture in Torino, Italy, and the Visionary in Residence at the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam. In 2011 he returned to Art Center as "Visionary in Residence" to run a special project on Augmented Reality. He has appeared in ABC's Nightline, BBC's The Late Show, CBC's Morningside, on MTV and TechTV, and in Time, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Fortune, Nature, I.D., Metropolis, Technology Review, Der Spiegel, La Stampa, La Repubblica, and many other venues.

Nexa Fellows for 2013 / 2014

faculty fellowDaniele Trinchero - Faculty Fellow
Daniele Trinchero is professor at Politecnico di Torino (Dept. of Electronics and Telecommunications), where he manages the iXem Lab (which he co-founded with Riccardo Stefanelli in 2004). His research interests encompass Wireless Networks, Sensor Networks, Internet of Things, and solutions to reduce digital divide in developing countries, and in marginal areas of developed ones. He is member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

fellowGiovanni Arata - Fellow
Giovanni Arata holds a degree in Communication Sciences (Università degli Studi di Siena, 2001) and a PhD in "Information Systems and Organization" (Università degli Studi di Trento, 2006). During his doctoral studies, he has been visiting fellow at the University of California - San Diego and at the University of Oslo, and hosted at the U.S. Department of State within the 'International Visitor Leadership Program’. Since 2008, he works as researcher and freelance journalist, focusing in particular on the social and organisational impacts of the Internet. He writes for Italian newspapers and blogs such as Il Sole 24 Ore (Nòva), Punto Informatico, e-Gov, and works as analyst at Formez-PA and Regione Emilia - Romagna. Since 2010, he has been developing #socialPA, a project aimed at surveying and analysing the social media presence of Italian public administrations. #socialPA is carried out in cooperation with the Nexa Center.

fellowGiovanni B. Gallus - Fellow
Giovanni Battista Gallus is a lawyer, admitted before the Supreme Court, and founding member of the law firm "GM-LEX Studio Legale". He holds an LL.M. granted by the University of London - UCL, and a PhD by the University of Molise. He practices mainly in the field of Criminal Law, ICT Law, Copyright and Data Protection Law. He is teaching assistant in Information Technology Law and Advanced Information Technology Law at the School of Law of the University of Milan. President of the Italian Association of Cyberlawyers ("Circolo dei Giuristi Telematici"), and fellow of the Hermes Center for Transparency and Digital Human Rights, and a passionate user and supporter of Free Software. Author and co-author of several books and articles, among which "Contenuti aperti, beni comuni" (McGraw-Hill, 2009) and "The new Information Technology Crimes" (Giappichelli, 2009).

fellowStefano Leucci - Fellow
Stefano Leucci Stefano Leucci holds a degree in IT Law. He focuses his studies on information security and computer-related crimes, with particular interest in corporate crimes and issues related to IPRs in the digital environment. He currently works as IT Law and forensics advisor at TrentoRISE, in the open data project in Trentino.

fellowElena Pavan - Fellow
Elena Pavan is the leading investigator and project manager of REACtION. She holds a degree in Communication Sciences (University of Padova, Italy, 2004) and a PhD in Sociology (University of Trento, 2009). She developed her expertise in the study and the use of social network analysis in various field of research (from supra national governance political processes to human-computer interaction) and in conjunction with other analytical techniques, such as lexicon-content analysis. Her most recent research interests pertain to the relationships between collective action/political participation and social media use. Within this area, she is working interdisciplinary to combine technical and social knowledges into the study of socio-technical systems and is employing network analysis techniques and tools. She recently published in international journals and in relevant Italian journals. Her PhD dissertation on Internet governance and multistakeholderism has been released in January 2012 as a book for Lexington Publications. Elena is involved, on a pro bono basis, in the EINS Network for the Nexa Center, in particular within the research group focusing on “Virtual Communities”.

Nuovi Faculty Associate

faculty-associateAndrea Cairola
Andrea Cairola is a journalist and an expert in international cooperation in the field of media development and promotion of freedom of expression. His didactic activities include teaching video-journalism at the School of Journalism of the Catholic University of Milan as well as in other academic settings and in grass-root projects. He holds a first advanced degree in Economics at the Bocconi University of Milan, a MA in International Journalism from the City University of London, and a certificate as Media Law Advocate by the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy of the Oxford University. He has participated to several conferences/academic-seminars in Europe and Asia on issues related to journalism and information; as well as he contributed, edited or reviewed publications about comparative media law, press freedom, investigative journalism, Internet and society, and freedom of information. Since 2012, he is holding the position of “Communication and Information Adviser” at the Beijing Office of UNESCO, the United Nations agency with the mandate to promote free flow of information. For UNESCO, he also worked based in Kazakhstan, and Afghanistan and in the “Freedom of Expression Division” at the Paris-headquarter, dealing with media-development and press freedom in Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Balkans and the Transcaucasian countries and in other conflict/post-conflict/transition environments. Andrea also worked as a print and broadcast journalists, authoring video contributions aired on "Report" and "Presadiretta", prime-time investigative programmes on the Italian public broadcaster RAI; producing and hosting a current-affairs TV series for Current Tv Italy; collaborating with national newspapers and magazines such as La Stampa, D di Repubblica, and Il Fatto. In 2003, he has written and co-directed the award-winning documentary Citizen Berlusconi, produced by a pool of European and US public service televisions and aired in more than 20 countries around the world. He has participated to several conferences/academic-seminars in Europe and Asia on issues related to journalism and information; as well as he contributed, edited or reviewed publications about comparative media law, press freedom, investigative journalism, Internet and society, and freedom of information.

faculty-associateGiorgio Ventre
Giorgio Ventre is Professor of Computer Networks in the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering of the University of Napoli Federico II where he is leader of the COMICS research group on computer networking and multimedia communications. He owns a laurea degree in Electronic Engineering and a PhD in Computer Engineering, both from the Federico II. From 1991 to 1993 he was with the Tenet Group at the International Computer Science Institute and the University of California at Berkeley. In 1993 he joined the University of Napoli Federico II first as an assistant professor. In 1999 Giorgio Ventre was co-founder of ITEM, the first national research laboratory of the Italian University Consortium for Informatics (CINI), and from 2004 to 2011 was President of CRIAI, a industrial research centre on ICT in Napoli. He is now Director of ITEM and member of the board of CINI. He has been principal investigator for a number of national and international research projects and in four EU-funded research projects on the Future Internet. Giorgio Ventre has co-authored more than 200 publications and he is senior member of the IEEE and of the ACM, and he is member of AICA and of IET. He is area editor for the Computer Networks journal, Elsevier. His researches are sponsored by the European Commission, the Italian Government and by several national and international companies. He has also launched four start-up companies from the research activities developed in his lab.

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