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Mireille Hildebrandt

Co-Director
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Biography

Mireille Hildebrandt has been part of LSTS since its inception. She has been appointed as a tenured Research Professor on 'Interfacing Law and Technology' by the VUB Research Council since 2015. She also holds the part-time Chair of ‘Smart Environments, Data Protection and the Rule of Law’ at the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences (iCIS) of the Science Faculty of Radboud University Nijmegen since 2011.

Working on the cusp of law and computer science is core to her research, which is focused on the implications of automated decisions, machine learning and mindless artificial agency, notably concerning the implications for law and the rule of law in constitutional democracies.

She has published 4 scientific monographs, 22 edited volumes or special issues, and over 100 chapters and articles in scientific journals and volumes. See notably her Smart Environments and the End(s) of Law. Novel Entanglements of Law and Technologies.

In 2018 Hildebrandt has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant for research on ‘Counting as a Human Being in Computational Law’ (COHUBICOL), on the cusp of law and computer science, philosophy of law and philosophy of technology. The project will run from 2019-2014 at Vrije Universiteit Brussels (law), partnered with Radboud University (computer science).

CoHuBiCoL is focused on foundational research into two types of computational law or ‘legal tech’:

  • the use of machine learning for argumentation mining and quantified legal prediction, and
  • the use of blockchain to develop self-executing code for regulation and contracts (‘smart regulation’, ‘smart contracts’).

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Location

4B321
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels

Publications

Homo Roboticus: 30 vragen en antwoorden over mens, robot & artificiële intelligentie

07/02/2019
Homo Roboticus: 30 vragen en antwoorden over mens, robot & artificiële intelligentie Vanderborght, B. (ed.) , Beuls, K. , Brancart, J. , Brengman, M. , Crispeels, T. , De Bock, S. , De Gauquier, L. , De Hert, P. , De Keersmaecker, E. , De Laet, L. , De Pauw, K. , De Sutter, P. , De Witte, N. ,...

Privacy as Protection of the Incomputable Self: From Agnostic to Agonistic Machine Learning

01/01/2019
Privacy as Protection of the Incomputable Self: From Agnostic to Agonistic Machine Learning Hildebrandt, M. , 2019 , In : Theoretical Inquiries in Law. 20 , 1 , 40 p.

Research output : Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-review

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Being Profiled:Cogitas Ergo Sum. 10 Years of Profiling the European Citizen

01/01/2018
Being Profiled:Cogitas Ergo Sum. 10 Years of Profiling the European Citizen Bayamlioglu, E. (ed.), Baraliuc, I. (ed.) , Janssens, L. (ed.) & Hildebrandt, M. (ed.) , 2018 , Amsterdam University Press .

Research output : Book/Report › Book › Research

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Law as Computation in the Era of Artificial Legal Intelligence: Speaking law to the power of statistics

01/01/2018
Law as Computation in the Era of Artificial Legal Intelligence: Speaking law to the power of statistics Hildebrandt, M. , 2018 , In : University of Toronto Law Journal. 68 , 1 , p. 12-35 24 p. , 2.

Research output : Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-review...

Introitus. What Descartes did not get

01/01/2018
Introitus. What Descartes did not get Hildebrandt, M. , 2018 , Being Profiled:Cogitas Ergo Sum. 10 Years of Profiling the European Citizen . Bayamlioglu, E., Baraliuc, I., Janssens, L. & Hildebrandt, M. (eds.). Amsterdam University Press , p. 12-13

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Preregistration of machine learning research design. Against P-hacking

01/01/2018
Preregistration of machine learning research design. Against P-hacking Hildebrandt, M. , 2018 , Being Profiled:Cogitas Ergo Sum. 10 Years of Profiling the European Citizen. Bayamlioglu, E., Baraliuc, I., Janssens, L. & Hildebrandt, M. (eds.). Amsterdam University Press , p. 102-105...

Algorithmic Regulation and the Rule of Law

01/01/2018
Algorithmic Regulation and the Rule of Law Hildebrandt, M. , 2018 , In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical & Engineering Sciences. 376 , 2128 , 11 p.

Research output : Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-review...

Primitives of Legal Protection in the Era of Data-Driven Platforms

01/01/2018
Primitives of Legal Protection in the Era of Data-Driven Platforms Hildebrandt, M. , 2018 , In : Georgetown Law Technology Review. 2 , 2 , 22 p.

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Original language English Number of pages 22 Journal...

The Virtuality of Territorial Borders

01/01/2017
The Virtuality of Territorial Borders Hildebrandt, M. , 2017 , In : Utrecht Law Review. 13 , 2 , p. 13-27

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Original language English Pages (from-to) 13-27 Journal Utrecht Law Review Volume 13 Issue...

Saved by Design?: The Case of Legal Protection by Design'

01/01/2017
Saved by Design? The Case of Legal Protection by Design' Hildebrandt, M. , 2017 , In : NanoEthics. 11 , 3 , p. 307–311 5 p.

Research output : Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-review

This discussion note does three things: (1) it explains the notion of ‘legal...