Shabahang  holds  an LL.B. degree from the University of Isfahan and an Master of Laws (LLM)  in Business Law and Comparative Law from Dale E. Fowler, School of Law, Chapman University, California.  She is also a licensed attorney in Iran, where she has been practicing law. Currently, Shabahang is a PhD  candidate at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. Her main research area include Artificial Intelligence, Medical Law, Technology and Law, Big Data and Privacy Law.


Gaia graduated summa cum laude in Law at the University of Pisa in July 2018. Currently she is a Ph.D. in Law candidate at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa. Her Ph.D. proposal deals with the role of criminal law in the complexity of technological development. Her research interests include Law and Technology, Cybercrime and the interplay between Criminal Law and Artificial Intelligence, with special regard to criminal and corporate liability.


Sümeyye Elif Biber is a Ph.D. in Law candidate at the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa. Previously, she obtained her LLB from Istanbul University Law School with a “high honor certificate” and received her LLM degree from Koç University with her thesis “Concretization of Constitutional Norms Referring to Right to Respect for Private Life in the Individual Application Case-Law”. While as an LLB candidate, she conducted an ERASMUS internship in London. She also participated in International Summer School of German Language and Culture at the University of Heidelberg during her post-graduate studies. She is a member of International Association of Public Law (ICON-S) and International Council on Global Privacy and Security, by Design. Her research interests include interpretation of fundamental rights and freedoms in the context of new advanced technologies, the role of human dignity in artificial intelligence design, international human rights law, and the European Court of Human Rights and its jurisprudence.


Viola graduated summa cum laude in Law at the University of Pisa in June 2018, with a thesis on energy performance contracts. In 2016 she was a visitig student at École Normale Supérieure of Paris, working on contractual justice and the reform of French civil code. In the same year, she was tutor in Istituzioni di diritto privato at the University of Pisa. Her research interests include consumer protection law, contract law, the interaction between private law and administrative law in the market and Law and Technology, with special regard to platforms and peer-to-peer transactions. Her Ph.d. project is about the collaborative economy in the electricity sector, from a private law point of view and in the light of the technological evolution.


Emine Ozge Yildirim is a graduate of Marmara University in Turkey and Georgetown University Law Center in the USA. She worked as a legal and policy professional in the US for a few years.  Ms. Yildirim recently concluded a visiting research scholarship at Duke University where she worked on her independent research project titled, “Speech Regulation on Social Media Platforms in the Age of Robots.” Her main research interests include technology law’s intersection with fundamental rights, freedom of thought and expression, access to knowledge, cognitive liberty, platform liabilities and immunities, and ethics of emerging tech.


After having obtained a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from LUISS University, in Rome, Claudia moved to Paris where she graduated cum laude in International Security, with majors in Diplomacy and European Affairs, at Sciences Po. Claudia have worked for a year at the Atlantic Treaty Association in the department of defence and security where she carried out research on cybersecurity and climate change-migrations issues. She is currently a first year P.hD candidate at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Human Rights and Global Politics and is conducting a research project on sentiments’ recognition as a new challenge for bio-technological hybridation as well as the relative impacts on International Security. In this respect, her purpose is to broaden the field of Posthuman Security Studies.