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Josh Cowls

DPhil Student

Josh Cowls is a DELab researcher and DPhil student at the Oxford Internet Institute.  He is the recipient of a doctoral studentship from the Alan Turing Institute, where he is also the Research Associate in Data Ethics as part of the public policy programme.  Josh’s doctoral research focuses on the ethics and politics of algorithmic decision-making systems. His wider research agenda centres on democratic decision-making in the digital era, and he is the author or co-author of work on data ethics, state surveillance, online agenda-setting, and the use of web archives in publications such as New Media & Society, Minds and Machines, and in numerous edited volumes.  Josh is the Convenor of the Turing’s Ethics Advisory Group, a member of its Data Ethics Group, and sits on the Digital Catapult Machine Intelligence Garage’s Ethics Committee.