Big Data Panel Experts and Scholars

We are excited to welcome the following experts and scholars to our Big Data Panel, hosted on January 27, 2017 at the University of Georgia School of Law:

Lea Shanley: Dr. Lea Shanley is a founding co-Executive Director of the South Big Data Innovation Hub. Prior to joining the Hub, she served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow at NASA Headquarters, designing and guiding open innovation and open source research strategies for planetary and Earth science. She holds a Ph.D. in Environment and Resources, with a focus on geographical information science and remote sensing, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Renata Rawlings-Goss: Dr. Renata Rawlings-Goss is a founding co-Executive Director of the South Big Data Regional Innovation Hub, who’s vision is to support universities, industry, and government in creating productive partnerships around Data Science, Big Data, and the “Internet of Things.” Formerly, Dr. Rawlings-Goss was with the National Science Foundation in the directorate of Computer and Information Science and Engineering working on Big Data research programs. Dr. Rawlings-Goss is a biophysicist by training. Her research interests include data-driven analysis of genetic and RNA expression variation among worldwide human populations.

Robert Ball: A UGA law alum, Robert Ball currently serves as Chief Legal Counsel and Global Privacy Officer of Atlanta-based Ionic Security, a leading provider of data protection and access control cloud services.  He is also Of Counsel at Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan and a member of the firm’s Cybersecurity & Privacy team. Prior to Sutherland, Mr. Ball was COO of Reach Analytics, a predictive marketing analytics firm in Silicon Valley.  Prior to that, he was a senior executive at Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ: AKAM) in Cambridge, MA.  For over 25 years, Mr. Ball has represented companies in connection with joint ventures, technology licensing arrangements, strategic partnerships and global expansion. He is a seasoned business and legal advisor with deep knowledge and hands-on experience in data security, privacy, predictive analytics, internet infrastructure, software-as-a-service, cloud computing, and e-commerce.

Fazal Khan: Professor Fazal Khan joined Georgia Law in the fall of 2006. Specializing in health law, Khan teaches Health Law & Policy, Bioethics, Public Health Law and International Products Liability. His current research focuses on several major themes:  reform of the American health care system, the effect of globalization on health care and the challenge of regulating emerging biotechnologies. Representative articles and presentations include proposals on: administrative regulations to protect against epigenetic harms (and endocrine disruptors) in consumer products; ethical regulations on human drug trials in developing countries; rethinking public health laws post-9/11 to ensure adequate protection of civil liberties and effective emergency response; the potential dissonance between personal health records and electronic medical records; and ethical safeguards that would allow organ donation from anencephalic infants.

Joe Miller: Professor Joseph S. Miller, who specializes in intellectual property law, joined the Georgia Law faculty in 2011 as a professor teaching Patent Law, Intellectual Property Law Survey, Telecommunications and Antitrust Law. Miller’s scholarship focuses on intellectual property law issues, especially as they play out in the larger legal frameworks that structure competition in a market economy. His recent work appears in the Illinois Law Review, the Stanford Technology Law Review, the Administrative Law Review and the Cardozo Law Review. He has also co-authored a casebook with Professor Lydia Loren, titled Intellectual Property Law: Cases & Materials (4th ed., 2015).

Christian Turner: Professor Christian Turner joined Georgia Law in 2007. His areas of interest are property law, natural resources law and the regulation of knowledge and information.His scholarship focuses on the regulation of information, the regulation of natural resources and applying his mathematical training to legal theory. Turner’s publications include: “Origin, Scope, and Irrevocability of the Manifest Disregard of the Law Doctrine: Second Circuit Views” in the Quinnipiac Law Review and “Rosetta Stone” in Our Environment, Our Future