Lab News

June 13, 2024

“Is tricking a robot hacking?“

Transcript and audio recording of our panel conversation about AI, computer hacking, and security research

  On May 8, 2024, the UW Tech Policy Lab, Society + Technology at UW, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation jointly convened The Model Hacker? The Intersection of AI and Security Research. This event brought into conversation Cindy Cohn, Ryan Calo, Tadayoshi Kohno, Franziska Roesner, and Jacob Hoffman-Andrews, experts in computer science, law, and security […]


May 3, 2024

University of Washington launches Society + Technology with focus on AI and emerging technologies

Society + Technology logo

Society + Technology at the University of Washington is a new program that uplifts an emergent network of faculty, students, researchers, staff, and programs across all of the UW’s three campuses (Bothell, Seattle, and Tacoma) and the School of Medicine around the social, societal, and justice aspects of technology. The program’s focus this spring is […]


February 13, 2024

Welcome Aylin Caliskan as new TPL co-director

The co-directors of UW’s Tech Policy Lab are familiar with breaking ground and testing new ideas together. Since 2013, they have partnered in research and education to guide conversations around topics with no clear path to an answer or oftentimes even a precedent. This prepared them well for the task of replacing one of their […]


February 1, 2024

TPL welcomes Monika Sengul-Jones

The UW Tech Policy Lab is pleased to welcome Monika Sengul-Jones, PhD (she/her, they/them), as the Program Manager for a new initiative to foster cross-campus collaboration at the intersection of society and technology. Innovations in emerging technologies, from generative AI to quantum computing, continue to garner public attention about their impacts on society. The new […]


January 22, 2024

TPL scholar awarded Siegel fellowship

The University of Washington Tech Policy Lab is pleased to announce postdoctoral scholar Nick Logler as its Siegel Research Fellow. The fellowship of $125,000 was awarded by Siegel Family Endowment. Logler earned his PhD from the UW Information School in 2023, with research focused on how people are affected by experiences of designing, building, and […]


December 5, 2023

TPL assistant and alumnus named Rising Stars in AI

Women in AI Ethics

Women in AI Ethics recently named two TPL associates to their 2024 list of Rising Stars in AI Ethics.  TPL research assistant and PhD candidate Maria P. Angel, and Meg Young, PhD, a TPL alumnus, were recognized in a group of just eight for their work in this critical space. Women in AI Ethics is […]


November 3, 2023

TPL Co-Director named Associate Dean for Faculty Success

College of Engineering

The College of Engineering recently announced that TPL Co-Director Tadayoshi Kohno will become the Associate Dean for Faculty Success in the College of Engineering, effective Jan. 1, 2024, subject to approval of the Provost. Faculty are foundational to the success of students, so supporting them in their roles “increases our collective impact.” This role will support, […]


April 5, 2023

Tech Policy Lab Releases Resilience Grammar: A Value Sensitive Design Method for Resilience Thinking

UW Tech Policy Lab

SEATTLE – Supply chain and agricultural issues have been central to policy discussions and media interest in the past year, and experts are coming together to explore problems and generate solutions. As researchers, designers and policymakers work to understand these systems’ capacity for resiliency, the need for a structured analysis and design approach is increasingly […]


March 21, 2023

Bloomberg Law Spotlights Tech Policy Lab for Innovation and Experiential Learning

Bloomberg Law

Bloomberg Law is spotlighting the excellence of the Tech Policy Lab as part of its 2022 Law School Innovation Program. Named alongside schools like Northwestern’s Pritzker School of Law and UC San Francisco’s College of the Law, the UW collaboration was noted for its “innovative program that is advancing legal education.” The Tech Policy Lab […]


March 13, 2023

New faculty associate Aylin Caliskan

The Tech Policy Lab has welcomed a new faculty associate, Aylin Caliskan.  Aylin is an Assistant Professor in the Information School and, by courtesy, Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. Aylin also is a Nonresident Fellow in Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution, housed in the Center […]


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