Prof.dr. Ronald Leenes (1964) is full professor in Regulation by Technology at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (Tilburg University). I was TILT's director from Sept 2015 – Feb 2022.
I am interested in many things in the Law & Technology landscape and have worked and published on many aspects of Cyberspace regulation. In particular, I am interested in techno-regulation, conceptual issues with respect to privacy, data protection in practice, data analytics, robotics, AI and human enhancement. My current work focuses on control (aka techno-regulation, accountability and transparency) in autonomous vehicles and on regulatory failure in technology regulation.
I am the editor in chief of the Diamond Open Access Journal Technology & Regulation (techreg.org).
Ronald teaches regulatory theory and regulation of technology in the course Regulation, Ethics, Acceptability and Legitimacy (REAL), and Regulation and Governance of AI in the LLM Law & Technology programme.
I am also involved in various Executive training courses in Data Science, Law & Technology and others.
Currently I supervise (advise) six PhD students.
I have worked in several EU funded FP6/7/Horizon projects, such as the PRIME project, PrimeLife, ENDORSE, Robolaw and A4Cloud and lead various work packages within these projects.
I have done extensive research commissioned by the European Commission and various Dutch ministries and am committed to help solve societal issues.
I am a member of the Advisory Committee Automated Applications (Adviescommissie Kwaliteit Onbemenste Toepassingen) of the SIVI, domain lead Socio-Legal-Ethics of TAISiG (Tilburg AI Special Interest Group).