• Nikita Agarwal

Nikita Aggarwal

Research Associate

Nikita Aggarwal is a Research Associate at the Digital Ethics Lab, as well as a Research Fellow and doctoral candidate at the Faculty of Law. Her research examines changes to the regulatory landscape occasioned by the proliferation of data-driven technology, particularly due to advances in machine learning (‘artificial intelligence’). Her other areas of interest include internet policy and regulation more generally, as well as the ethics of data-driven technology.

As the Research and Course Design Fellow in Law and Technology under the ESRC-funded project ‘Unlocking the Potential of AI for English Law’, she is researching the educational skills gaps in legal education and training generated by recent technological development, and is helping to design and deliver a more interdisciplinary approach to law and technology education at the University.

Prior to entering academia, Nikita was an attorney in the legal department of the International Monetary Fund, where she advised on financial sector law reform in the Euro area and worked extensively on initiatives to reform the legal and policy frameworks for sovereign debt restructuring. She previously practiced as an associate with Clifford Chance LLP, where she specialized in EU financial regulation and sovereign debt restructuring.

She earned her law degree (LLB) from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and is a solicitor of England and Wales.

Research interests

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data, Regulation, Ethics, Law

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