Research Seminar 2018

Seminar took place on 28.11.2018 at 15:00 at the Cyber Center, Tel Aviv University

Benjamin Ang and Cheng Koon - Deliberate Online Falsehoods as a National Security Issue in Asia.

Benjamin Ang is currently a visiting fellow in the Blavatnik ICRC.

Benjamin Ang is a Senior Fellow in the Centre of Excellence for National Security (CENS) at RSIS. He leads the Cyber and Homeland Defence Programme of CENS, which explores policy issues around the cyber domain, international cyber norms, cyber threats and conflict, strategic communications and disinformation, law enforcement technology and cybercrime, smart city cyber issues, and national security issues in disruptive technology.

Prior to this, he had a multi-faceted career that included time as a litigation lawyer arguing commercial cases, IT Director and General Manager of a major Singapore law firm, corporate lawyer specialising in technology law and intellectual property issues, in-house legal counsel in an international software company, Director-Asia in a regional technology consulting firm, in-house legal counsel in a transmedia company, and senior law lecturer at a local Polytechnic, specialising in data privacy, digital forensics, and computer misuse and cybersecurity.

Benjamin graduated from Law School at the National University of Singapore and has an MBA and MS-MIS (Masters of Science in Management Information Systems) from Boston University. He is qualified as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and was a Certified Novell Network Administrator back in the day. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the Internet Society Singapore Chapter.


Mateusz Grochowski - Online Platforms and Private Regulation.

Mateusz Grochowski, Ph.D., LL.M. (Yale), is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics and the Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center, Tel Aviv University.

He also is a  Fox International Fellow, Yale University.


Tomer Shadmy - Coping with Hate Speech on Social Networks - The Way Forward.

Dr Tomer Shadmy specializes in democracy and human rights in the cyberspace. Her most recent research analyzes the regulatory capabilities of the major Internet companies and develops models for the realizations of human rights in Cyberspace. Dr Shadmy is currently a visiting professor at the Collegio Carlo Alberto, The University of Turin and a post-doc fellow at the “Human Rights under Pressure – Ethics, Law, and Politics” program, at HUJI and the Open University of Berlin. Dr Shadmy received her PhD. from Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Law in 2016. She was a post-doctoral fellow at the Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center and  Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Tel Aviv University and a research fellow at the Program on Corporate Governance, Harvard Law School. 



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