November 11, 2017

RSVP: Camille Francois, Principal Researcher, Jigsaw: 11/16, 12pm

CLTC seminars

Thursday, 11/16, 12-1pm: South Hall, Room 205

Camille Francois

Principal Researcher, Jigsaw

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As the final event in our Fall Seminar Series, the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity is honored to present Camille Francois, Principal Researcher at Jigsaw, a think tank and technology incubator within Google / Alphabet. In this role, Camille is leading an interdisciplinary research program focused on state-sponsored cyber threats against civil society, and media manipulation. She also established an internal working group on fairness and algorithmic biases in machine learning.

Previously, Camille served as a Special Advisor to the CTO of France within the Prime Minister’s Office, led research projects on cybersecurity and human rights for the Mozilla Foundation or the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and worked for Google’s Market Insights team. A Fulbright Fellow, Camille holds a Masters Degree in Human Rights from the French Institute of Political Sciences (Sciences-Po) and a Masters Degree in International Security from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Camille was also a Fellow at the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet & Society (where she remains an Affiliate), and a visiting scholar at the Columbia Arnold A. Saltzman Institute for War and Peace Studies and at King’s College War Studies Department.

Camille’s research has focused on building out the notion of cyber peace, and on the intersection of human rights, cybersecurity, and cyber operations. A frequent speaker in international conferences, her work has appeared in various publications, including Wired, Defense Dossier, Le Monde Diplomatique, and Scientific American. Camille serves as a member of the Freedom Online Coalition’s Working Group on a Free & Secure Internet and is involved several free culture advocacy projects. She serves as a Digital Advisor for Libraries Without Borders, and she is on the Scientific Committee of the French Wikimedia Foundation.

A light lunch will be served. Livestream available here. You can also view this event on the UC Berkeley Events Calendar.

RSVP is required to attend.

About the CLTC Fall 2017 Seminar Series

This presentation is part of CLTC’s Fall 2017 Seminar Series. The overarching theme of this semester’s presentations will be “Cybersecurity and Democracy: The Shifting Implications of Citizenship in the Digital Age.” In the year since ODNI and DHS first announced that Russian intelligence hacked the Democratic National Committee, we have become increasingly cognizant of the many ways our reliance on technology can wield outsized influence on our democracy. Whether we are thinking about how Russian hacks influenced the outcome of the 2016 Presidential Election, the vulnerability of electronic voting machines, or whether social media echo chambers encourage biased news consumption, it is clear that cybersecurity is a national security concern.