Dr. Roff received her Ph.D in political science from the University of Colorado at Boulder (2010). She is currently a research scientist at DeepMind, one of the leading artificial intelligence companies in the world, as well as an Associate Fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence at the University of Cambridge, a future of war fellow with New America in Washington D.C., and was previously a senior research fellow in the department of politics and international relations at the University of Oxford. She held posts at Arizona State University, the Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, the University of Waterloo, and the United States Air Force Academy.
Her research interests include the law, policy and ethics of emerging technologies, such as autonomous systems, artificial intelligence, robotics and cyber, as well as international security and human rights protection. She is author of Global Justice, Kant and the Responsibility to Protect (Routledge 2013), as well as numerous scholarly articles. She blogs for the Huffington Post, the Duck of Minerva, and has written for the Wired Magazine, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Slate, Defense One, the Wall Street Journal, the National Post and the Globe and Mail.