Academic Career and Research Areas
Prof. Dr. Urs Gasser is Professor of Public Policy, Governance and Innovative Technology and serves as Rector of the Hochschule für Politik (HfP) and Dean of the TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology. His research focuses on the societal and regulatory implications of new technologies such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and quantum technology.
Before joining TUM, he was Executive Director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University from 2009 to 2021 and Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School since 2013. Previously he held a SNF Professorship at the University of St. Gallen while also serving as Director of the Research Center for Information Law. With a Landon H. Gammon Fellowship, Prof. Gasser graduated with an LL.M. from Harvard Law School.
In addition to his responsibilities at TUM, Prof. Gasser serves as an advisor, among others, to the OECD, and UNICEF. Furthermore he is currently a member of the Colombian President's Commission of Experts on AI. He was also a Visiting Professor, among others, at KEIO University Japan, and Singapore Management University.
Key Publications (all publications)
“The Connected Parent” (Basic Books 2020, with John Palfrey).Abstract
Remembering and Forgetting in the Digital Age (Springer, 2018, Co-Editor).Abstract
Big Data, Health Law, and Bioethics (Cambridge University Press, 2018, Co-Editor).Abstract
“Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives” (Basic Books, 2008 and 2016, with John Palfrey).Abstract
“Interop: The Promise and Perils of Highly Interconnected Systems” (Basic Books, 2012, with John Palfrey).Abstract