Dr. Lucia M. Sommerer, LL.M. (Yale)

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Big Data and Algorithmic Decision-Making in Crime Control and Criminal Justice

Short Profile:

Lucia Sommerer is a binational (German-American) legal scholar with focus on the intersection of criminal law / criminology and emerging technology.

She is currently a resident fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project and a postdoc teaching fellow at the University of Göttingen where she teaches criminal law and sociology of law. Dr. Sommerer is an expert on the legal aspects of “predictive policing”, holds a Master of Laws degree (LLM) from Yale Law School and a Doctoral degree from the law faculty of Göttingen University. She has further studied law at Munich and Oxford University.

During her time in Munich she has focused inter alia on the legal regulation of climate engineering technologies such as carbon capture and storage. Her past activities include editor of the Yale Journal of Law & Technology, research assistant with Hogan Lovells LLP and the Sino-German Institute for Legal Studies in Nanjing.


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Conferences:

On 31.01.2019 Ms. Sommerer is participating in the panel "AI And Crime Control: The Impact Of Predictive Policing On Democracy" at CPDP Conference in Brussels.

On 20.09.2018 Ms. Sommerer is participating in the ISP Workshop at Yale Law School's Information Society Project with a presentation on Taming a Delphic Oracle? - Transparency Requirements for Criminal Justice Predictive Algorithms.

On 12. - 13.06.2018 Ms. Sommerer is participating in "10 Years of ‘Profiling the European Citizen’" at Vrije University Brussels with a paper on the Presumption of Innocence in Data Driven Government.

On 20.04.2018 Ms. Sommerer is participating in the Automated Justice Conference at Zurich University.

On 16.10.2017 Ms. Sommerer is participating in the Future of Law Conference at Singapore Management University with a presentation on Predictive Policing.

On 13.03.2017 Ms. Sommerer is participating in the Law and Behavior Symposium of Kyushu University, Japan with a presentation on Predictive Policing.

On 22.02.2017 Ms. Sommerer is praticipating in the 20th European Police Congress in Berlin.

On 02.02.2017 Ms. Sommerer is participating in the Interdisciplinary Workshop “Privacy, Datenschutz & Surveillance” at Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft (HIIG), Berlin, with a presentation on Predictive Policing in Germany.

On 06.01.2017 Ms. Sommerer is participating in an interdisciplinary exchange with the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems with a presentation on Predictive Policing at the Intersection of Law and Computer Science.

On 16.12.2016 Ms. Sommerer is participating in the "IEEE Workshop on The Human Use of Machine Learning?" at the European Centre for Living Technology in Venice with a presentation on Predictive Policing.

On 09.12.2016 Ms. Sommerer is partcicipating in the interdisciplinary workshop "Privacy, Data Protection & Surveillance" at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin with a presentation on Predictive Policing.

On 18. - 19.11.2016 Ms. Sommerer is participating in the Workshops "Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency in Machine Learning?" and " Data and Algorithmic Transparency" at New York University Law School.

On 25.02.2016 Ms. Sommerer is participating in the German‐Japanese Law and Behavior Symposium at Göttingen University with a presentation on The Internet of Things & The Right to Remain Silent?