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Ben Wagner is Associate Professor Human Rights and Technology at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management and Director of the AI ​​Futures Lab at TU Delft. He is also Professor of Media, Technology and Society at Inholland. His research focuses on the governance of socio-legal systems, in particular human rights in digital technologies, and designing more accountable decision-support systems.

He is a visiting researcher at the Human Centered Computing Group at Oxford University, advisory board member of the data science journal Patterns and on the International Scientific Committee of the UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub. Ben spends 3 days a week working at TU Delft and 2 days a week working at Inholland.

Previously, Ben served as founding Director of the Center for Internet & Human Rights at European University Viadrina, Director of the Sustainable Computing Lab at Vienna University of Economics and member of the Advisory Group of the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA). He holds a PhD in Political and Social Sciences from European University Institute in Florence.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctorate, Doctor of Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute

1 Sept 20103 Dec 2013

Award Date: 3 Dec 2013

Master's degree, Master of Science (M.Sc) with distinction in Public Administration, Universiteit Leiden

1 Sept 200931 Aug 2010

Award Date: 31 Aug 2010

Master's degree, Magister Artium (M.A.) in Political Science, Law and Statistics, Ludwig Maximilians University

1 Oct 200520 Jul 2010

Award Date: 20 Jul 2010

External positions

Professor of Media, Technology and Society, Inholland University of Applied Sciences

1 Sept 202131 Aug 2028


  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • JX International law
  • HE Transportation and Communications
  • JZ International relations


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