Published: Sept. 6, 2019
Margot Kaminski

The University of Colorado Law School congratulates Associate Professor Margot Kaminski for receiving the Provost's Faculty Achievement Award for her work on artificial intelligence (AI), data privacy, and human decision making.

The faculty committee pointed to Kaminski’s widely cited article, “Binary Governance: Lessons from the GDPR’s Approach to Algorithmic Accountability,” which was published in the Southern California Law Review. In the article, Kaminski considers Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and examines pros and cons in relation to individual rights and collaborative governance. The committee described the article as having "significant practical applications as a resource for helping reformers and policymakers as they examine ways to regulate AI."

The annual Provost’s Faculty Achievement Awards are presented to selected faculty members who have offered recent significant publications or creative contributions in their academic fields. Kaminski will be recognized at an October 4 awards ceremony.

Kaminski joined the Colorado Law faculty in 2017. She specializes in the law of new technologies, focusing on information governance, privacy, and freedom of expression. Recently, her work has examined autonomous systems, including AI, robots, and drones (UAS). She also serves as director of the Privacy Initiative at the law school's Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship.