We seek to advance democratic values in a technological age by conducting research that focuses on the nexus of technology, computing and democracy. 

We understand that technology has had a profound impact on our society, and want to explore how it might be better developed, governed and implemented to empower users, reinforce openness and transparency, and assure that the rights and freedoms of all people are supported. 

We have a strong foundation in computing research, but the computing technologies of tomorrow cannot be developed by technologists alone. They will require engagement across a wide variety of academic disciplines and lived experiences.