The team

Aik van Eemeren
City of Amsterdam
Innovation Manager in the Chief Technology Office

Aik is responsible for Amsterdam's innovation program Future Gov where we aim to think and act on rethinking government. Rethinking authority, tasks, patterns and the way of working. Coordinating Amsterdam’s blockchain and AI / Machine Learning pilots: city-as-a-testbed. Former director of the Dutch network for government management.
 

Albert Sonnino
UCL
Researcher

Alberto is a PhD researcher in scalable & private decentralized computation platforms at University College London (UCL), under the supervision of Prof. George Danezis. He has a master degree, in "electrical engineering" from Universite Catholique de Louvain, a master degree in "electrotechnick und informationstechnick" from Karlsruhe Institute of Technologies (KIT), and a third master degree in "information security" from University College London.

Andreas Kaltenbrunner
Eurecat
Head of the Digital Humanities group

Andreas cordiantes Eurecats  work on data analysis and visualization, mainly in the Barcelona pilot. He obtained his PhD in Computer Science and Digital Communication in 2008 from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. His research is centred on social media and social network analysis. Andreas uses methods from computer science and the study of complex systems to resolve sociological research questions. 
 

Andrei Biasprozvanny
Thoughtworks
Antonio Calleja López
Open University of Catalonia
Researcher

Dr. Antonio Calleja-López holds master degrees in Sociology (University of Exeter), Political Science (Arizona State University), and Philosophy (Universidad de Sevilla). He has been a Fulbright fellow and currently participates in the Technopolitics unit of the Communication Networks and Social Change research group, at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute of the Open University of Catalonia. He is also a member of the Datanalysis15M research network, and investigates subjects such as networked social movements and democratic theory. His PhD thesis defence is scheduled for May 9th, 2017.

 

Bruno Carballa Smichowski
Open University of Catalonia
PhD candidate and Assistant Professor

From Dimmons.net, Bruno works on the economic aspects related to DECODE
 

Camilla Serri Colombo
Thoughtworks
Carlo Vercellone
CNRS
Senior Researcher at CNRS (CES) and Professor in Political Economy at Université Paris 1 (La Sorbonne)

Carlo is working on CNRS research reports about economic and regulatory analysis of data platforms and the commons-based economic models.
 

Christine van den Horn
Waag Society
Head of Public Programme

Christine van den Horn is responsible for the public programme of Waag Society, our interface to the outside world, aimed at sharing of knowledge, vision and showing projects to a wide audience.
 

David Cuartielles
BCMI Labs AB
Head Researcher

D. Cuartielles is one of the founders of Arduino. Cuartielles also teaches technology and IoT at the university of Malmo, Sweden. 
 

David Laniado
Eurecat
Senior researcher at Eurecat, in the Digital Humanities group

David works on data analysis and visualization, mainly in the Barcelona pilot, for making data from the city not only accessible, but also explorable and understandable by citizens.
 

Dr. Arnau Monterde
Open University of Catalonia
Researcher

Dr. Arnau Monterde holds a PhD in Information and Knowledge Society by the Open University of Catalunya. Since 2011 he is the coordinator of the Technopolitics unit within the research group Communication Networks and Social Change at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3-UOC). He is one of the designers of Decidim Barcelona Project. He works with models and emerging forms of political participation and democracy in network society. He is part of the research network Datanalysis15M and investigates the emergence and evolution of movements in the network society, combining qualitative, quantitative methodologies and digital methods of analysis.

Dr. Denis Roio
Dyne.org
Chief Technology Officer

Denis Roio, better known as Jaromil, CTO and co~founder of the Dyne.org think&do tank. He received the Vilém Flusser Award at Transmediale (Berlin, 2009) while leading for 6 years the R&D department of the Netherlands Media art Institute (Montevideo/TBA), he is a fellow of Waag Society (Amsterdam), included in the "Purpose Economy" list of top 100 soc ial enterpreneurs in EU (2014) and the "40 under 40" European young leaders program. Jaromil is leading the design of DECODE's technical architecture.
 

Eddie Copeland
Nesta
Director of Government Innovation

Eddie is DIrector of Government Innovation at Nesta. He provides strategic oversight of Nesta's research and communications work on DECODE.

Eleonora Bassi
Polito (Nexa Center)
Researcher

Eleonora is specialized in fundamental rights, privacy law and data governance
 

Enric Senabre
Open University of Catalonia
Researcher at Dimmons.net

Enric Senabre Hidalgo works at Dimmons as PhD candidate connecting collaborative research practices with design thinking methodologies and agile frameworks. He’s currently Research Fellow at CECAN, University of Surrey. Previously he was an active member of Platoniq collective, co-founder and project manager at the platform Goteo.org for civic crowdfunding.
 

Ernesto Lopez
BCMI Labs AB
Hardware Engineer

E. Lopez is a hardware designer, working with PCB design, prototyping, developing software and firmware, and with testing and verifying assembled boards.
 

Francesca Bria
Barcelona City Council ( Technology and Digital Innovation Office)
Chief Technology and Digital Innovation Officer

Francesca is the Project Coordinator (PC) therefore the main scientific and technical point of contact with the EC and for inter-partner cooperation and acts as the official representative of DECODE. She leads the Management Board and chairs the General Assembly.
 

George Danezis
UCL
Professor of Security and Privacy Engineering

George Danezis, B.A, M.A (Cantab), Ph.D, FBCS George Danezis is a Professor of Security and Privacy Engineering at the Department of Computer Science of University College London, and Head of the Information Security Research Group. He has been working on anonymous communications, privacy enhancing technologies (PET), and traffic analysis since 2000. He has previously been a researcher for Microsoft Research, Cambridge; a visiting fellow at K.U.Leuven (Belgium); and a research associate at the University of Cambridge (UK), where he also completed his doctoral dissertation under the supervision of Prof. R.J. Anderson. His theoretical contributions to the Privacy Technologies field include the established information theoretic and other probabilistic metrics for anonymity and pioneering the study of statistical attacks against anonymity systems. On the practical side he is one of the lead designers of the anonymous mail system Mixminion, as well as Minx, Sphinx, Drac and Hornet; he has worked on the traffic analysis of deployed protocols such as Tor. His current research interests focus around secure communications, high-integirty systems to support privacy, smart grid privacy, peer-to-peer and social network security, as well as the application of machine learning techniques to security problems. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed scientific papers on these topics in international conferences and journals. He was the co-program chair of ACM Computer and Communications Security Conference in 2011 and 2012, IFCA Financial Cryptography and Data Security in 2011, the Privacy Enhancing Technologies Workshop in 2005 and 2006. He sits on the PET Symposium board and ACM CCS Steering committee and he regularly serves in program committees of leading conferences in the field of privacy and security. He is a fellow of the British Computing Society since 2014.

Web page: http://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/G.Danezis/

Full CV: http://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/G.Danezis/danezis-cv.pdf

Gijs Boerwinkel
Waag Society
Community manager

As community manager Gijs is leading both Decode pilots in Amsterdam.
 

Giulia Rocchi
CNRS
Ph.D. candidate

Giulia is working on CNRS research reports about economic and regulatory analysis of data platforms (supervised by Stefano Lucarelli) and the commons-based economic models (supervised by Carlo Vercellone).
 

Guido Smorto
Open University of Catalonia
Researcher at Dimmons.net

Guido Smorto is Full Professor of Comparative law at University of Palermo (Italy), where he also teaches Economic analysis of law, and Member of Dimmons at IN3 “Internet interdisciplinary studies” at UOC (Barcelona - Spain). As International Visiting Professor he taught in U.S.A. (Fordham School of Law), Japan (Nagoya University) and was "Professore Visitante" in Brazil (Universidade Oeste de Santa Catarina). His articles focus on the regulation of peer-to-peer markets and commons-based economic models. On these topics, beside scholarly works and non academic articles, he published a Report on behalf of EU Commission and a Research paper for the EU Parliament.
 

Ina Tsetsova
Thoughtworks
Jaap-Henk Hoepman
Stichting Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen Privacy & Identity Lab
Associate professor

Jaap-Henk is scientific director of the Privacy & Identity Lab and studies privacy enhancing technologies and privacy by design
 

James Barritt
Thoughtworks
Jen Hughes
Thoughtworks
Jennifer Veldman
Dyne
Chief communication

As a digital anthropologist Jennifer is the connection between those who build and those who will use digital tools for empowerment of communities with a high privacy consideration.

Jill Irving
Thoughtworks
Job Spierings
Waag Society
Project manager

Coordinator of all tasks of Waag Society within the project.
 

Juan Carlos De Martin
Polito (Nexa Center)
Principal Researcher
Marco Ciurcina
Polito (Nexa Center)
Lawyer

Lawyer specialized in IT, rights on immaterial goods (including  free licenses) and privacy
 

Mark deVilliers
Thingful
Lead Software Engineer

Mark is the Lead Software Engineer for thingful and brings in experience in data entitlement, semantic understanding and IOT systems to the DECODE project. 
 

Matteo Manca
Eurecat
Researcher (Digital Humanities group)

Matteo works on data analysis and visualisation, mainly in the Barcelona pilot, to make data from the city accessible, explorable and easily interpretable by citizens.
 

Mayo Fuster
Open University of Catalonia
Director Research Group Dimmons.net

Mayo Fuster Morell is the Dimmons director of research on collaborative economy at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute of the Open University of Catalonia. Additionally, she is faculty affiliated at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, and at Institute of Govern and Public Policies at Autonomous University of Barcelona (IGOPnet).

Moeen Khawaja
Thingful
Chief Operating Officer

Coordinator of all tasks for thingful within the project.
 

Oleguer (Ula) Sagarra
Barcelona City Council ( Technology and Digital Innovation Office)
Project Technical coordinator

Ula keeps track of project achievements with regard to the technical specifications of the EC contract and proposes actions concerning the technical aspects of the project. He acts in close collaboration with the work package leaders and supports the Project Coordinator
 

Pablo Aragón
Eurecat
Researcher at Eurecat, in the Digital Humanities group.

Pablo works on data analysis and visualization, mainly in the Barcelona pilot, for making data from the city not only accessible, but also explorable and understandable by citizens.
 

Pau Balcells
Barcelona City Council ( Technology and Digital Innovation Office)
Project Manager

Pau acts as a liasion officer among partners and the European Comission, focused on guiding partners and managing all variables, in order to help taking the right decission when necessary to reach the project common goal.
 

Pinar Wennerberg
Thoughtworks
Priya Samuel
Thoughtworks
Richard Espelt
Open University of Catalonia
Researcher at Dimmons.net

Ricard Espelt PhD candidate in the Program of the Information Society and Knowledge at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3) at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) with the research project «Self-consumption in the era of Network Society. The role of ICT in collaborative consumption of agricultural products», directed by Ismael Peña-López. Information Society and Knowledge UOC master and Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona graduate. 
 

Rob van Kranenburg
Dyne.org
Project lead and stakeholder coordinator

Rob van Kranenburg is the founder of the Internet of Things Council and wrote "The Internet of Things. A critique of ambient technology and the all-seeing network of RFID" published by the Institute of Network Cultures. Rob is is also co-editor of Enabling Things to Talk Designing IoT solutions with the IoT Architectural Reference Model, Springer Open Access and a member of the SmartCitiesWorld Advisory Board. He chairs AC04 - IoT Hyper-connected Society of the IERC, The European Research Cluster on the Internet of Things and is a member of The IoT Asia 2017 International Advisory Panel (IAP).
 

Sara Hajian
Eurecat
Researcher at Eurecat, in Data Sciene Department

Sara is specialized in Data Mining, Machine Learning, Data Privacy and Algorithmic Discrimination
 

Selina Fenoglietto
Polito (Nexa Center)
Administrative Manager

Selina is an economist specialized in contract law and in free licenses
 

Shehar Bano
UCL
Postdoctoral Researcher

Shehar Bano is a postdoctoral researcher in the Information Security Research Group at University College London. Her research interests centre on networked systems, particularly in the context of security and measurement. Currently, she is working on scalability of blockchain technologies as part of the DECODE project. She is also interested in measurement of IP liveness via active Internet scans. Another area of research is understanding online ecosystems, focusing on propaganda in online media and malvertizing over censorship circumvention tools. She received her Ph.D. degree ("Characterization of Internet Censorship from Multiple Perspectives") from the University of Cambridge in 2017 under the supervision of Prof. Jon Crowcroft (and co-supervised by Dr. Steven Murdoch, Prof. Vern Paxson, and Prof. Ross Anderson) where she was an Honorary Cambridge Trust Scholar, and was awarded the Mary Bradburn Scholarship by the British Federation of Women Graduates for her research work. Previously she worked on Intrusion Detection Systems (Bro), and wrote an open-source software for botnet detection (BotFlex). She interned at ICSI, UC Berkeley in 2012 and 2013. She received her Master's degree in Computer and Communication Security from National University of Science and Technology, Pakistan in 2013 for which she was awarded the President's Gold Medal. Her work has been published in the Network and Distributed System Security Symposium, the ACM Internet Measurement Conference, the Symposium on Privacy Enhancing Technologies, and other well-respected venues. Web page: http://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/S.Bano

Stefano Bocconi
Waag Society
Technical coordinator

Stefano is coordinator for the task liaising with various standards and interoperability bodies and organisations.
 

Stefano Lucarelli
CNRS
Senior Researcher at CNRS (CES) and Professor in Economic Policy at University of Bergamo

Stefano is working on CNRS research reports about economic and regulatory analysis of data platforms and the commons-based economic models.
 

Theo Bass
Nesta
Research Assistant

Theo is a researcher at Nesta focusing on digital platforms for privacy and data commons

Tom Demeyer
Waag Society
Head of Technology

Tom Demeyer (m) is Head of Technology and lead of the Future Internet Lab at Waag Society. In 1998, he started at Waag Society as a senior developer of real-time audiovisual software, something he already worked on at STEIM since 1987. Applications like BigEye and Image/ine, but also hardware sensor interfaces like Sensorlab were at the cradle of real-time computer technology in the performing arts.

Currently his main interests are data analysis and data ethics, privacy and security enhancing technologies and the semantic web. 

Tom Symons
Nesta
Principal Researcher

Tom is working on Nesta's research reports, and the communications aspects of DECODE