Pradeepan Sarma is a doctoral researcher at the Research Group on Law, Science, Technology and Society (LSTS) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
Currently, he works on the Horizon 2020 project "Advanced hoListic Adverse Drone Detection, Identification & Neutralization" (ALADDIN) and the Innoviris-funded project "PARticipatory platform for sustainable ENergy managemenT" (PARENT).
Pradeepan studied political science at McMaster University and later attended McGill Law School, where he the joint LL.B. and B.C.L. in common and civil law. He also obtained an LL.M. (Asper Foundation Scholar) from Tel Aviv University, specializing in law and technology.
Pradeepan has worked as a research assistant at the McGill Centre of Intellectual Property Policy and for Dr. David Schorr, Director of the Berg Institute for Law and History at Tel Aviv University, and summered at an IP boutique in Montreal. He also served at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). Prior to entering legal studies he worked at the municipal electricity distributor for the city of Toronto.
His research interests include intellectual property, copyright law, legal theory and jurisprudence, political theory, comparative law, public international law, and the regulation of new technologies.