Leadership @ CTSP


For 2017-2018 academic year the CTSP is led by co-directors Elaine Sedenberg and Daniel Griffin.

Elaine Sedenberg


Elaine Sedenberg is a PhD student at the School of Information specializing in responsible information sharing and the legal, ethical, and economic aspects of data access for research purposes. Her dissertation focuses on industry research practices regarding the sharing and use of user-generated data. Elaine has a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from UT Austin, and previously worked in Washington D.C. at the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI). Send Elaine a message on Twitter.

Daniel Griffin


Daniel Griffin is a doctoral student at the School of Information at UC Berkeley. His research interests center on information and power, looking at freedom and control in information systems and applications of scenario thinking. He is a contributor to the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity’s “Cybersecurity Futures 2020”. Prior to entering the doctoral program, he completed the Master of Information Management and Systems program, also at the School of Information. Before graduate school he served as an intelligence analyst in the US Army, with deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. As an undergraduate, he studied philosophy at Whitworth University.

Faculty and staff of the School of Information provide advice and guidance to the co-directors. Anno Saxenian, Steven Weber, Deirdre Mulligan and Jesse Goldhammer serve on our oversight committee. Seed funding for CTSP has been provided by Google as an unrestricted grant. CTSP welcomes additional partners to provide ongoing financial support.

Past Directors

Jen KIng

Jennifer King


Jen King is in her final year as a PhD Candidate at the School of Information. She examines information privacy and policy by conducting empirical research based in human-computer interaction. Her dissertation work explores how people make decisions to disclose their personal information to companies. Jen has a MIMS degree also from the School of Information, and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Political Science (Honors) from the University of California, Irvine. Prior to entering academia, Jen worked her way through several early internet start-ups in product management roles, including working in online community, customer trust and security at Yahoo!. She was also the resident technologist at the Samuelson Law, Technology, and Public Policy Clinic at UC Berkeley Law prior to entering the Ph.D program. Jen’s privacy research has been selected for the Future of Privacy Forum’s Privacy Papers for Policy Makers series (2010, 2012), and she has been an invited speaker before the Federal Trade Commission.

Nicholas Doty


Nick Doty is a PhD Candidate at the School of Information, studying how privacy and other values are considered during the technical design process. He researches privacy in technical standard-setting and other multi-stakeholder fora and co-teaches the Technology & Delegation seminar. He also works with the World Wide Web Consortium and Internet Architecture Board on improving support for privacy and security in Web and Internet standards. He’s one of the founding director of CTSP. Send Nick an email or a message on Twitter.

Galen Panger


Galen Panger is a PhD Candidate at the School of Information, specializing in social media behavior, happiness and well-being, and behavioral economics. His dissertation examines growing interest in using social media ‘Big Data’ to make inferences about public well-being. Galen also recently worked with the UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly to produce the graduate student happiness and well-being report. He has a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy from Stanford and worked for three years in Washington, D.C. for Google. He’s one of the founding director of CTSP. Send Galen an email or a message on Twitter.

Research Assistant

Matthew Nagamine


Matthew Nagamine recently graduated from UC Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a minor in African American Studies. As an undergraduate, Matt worked in Professor Nikki Jones‘ Justice Interactions Lab, researching the intersections of race, gender and justice. Matt also worked for UC Berkeley’s Social Science Matrix on the Research Network Graph project–an interactive data visualization tool to navigate, access, and understand social science research at UC Berkeley.

Web Developer

Rohit Raghavan


Rohit Raghavan is a Master’s candidate at the UC Berkeley School of Information, specializing in product analytics and cybersecurity. Before graduate school, he worked as a software engineer with some of the largest telecommunications companies across the globe on their customer relationship management and business support systems.

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