Keynote Speakers & Invited Panelists:

Niro Lecturer: Professor Pamela Samuelson, Professor of Law and Information Management; Chancellor's Professor; Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology; University of California, Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law

Dinner Speaker: Thomas R. Mulroy, Partner, McGuire Woods LLP, Chicago, IL

Data Mining and Data Aggregation Panel
Professor Daniel J. Solove, George Washington University Law School
Professor Peter Swire, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, former Chief Counselor for Privacy, USOMB
Prof. Raghu Ramakrishnan, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Professor Christopher Clifton, Department of Computer Science, Purdue University

RFID and Location Tracking Panel
Deborah Caldwell-Stone, Deputy Director, Intellectual Freedom Office, American Library Association
Professor Paul M. Schwartz, Brooklyn Law School
Professor Jonathan Weinberg, Wayne State University School of Law
Dr. Ari Juels, Principal Research Scientist, Manager of Applied Research, RSA Laboratories
Professor Mark Monmonier, Distinguished Professor of Geography, Syracuse University

Biometrics Panel
Professor Lisa Nelson, Public and Urban Affairs, Univ. of Pittsburgh
Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Information and Privacy Commissioner, Ontario, Canada
Dr. Dongge Li, Senior Staff Research Engineer, Motorola Multimedia Communications Labs
Professor Ishwar K. Sethi, Department Chair, Computer Science and Engineering Department, Oakland University

Anonymity and Authentication: DOGNYMITY
Professor Ian R. Kerr, Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa, Canada

Biographies for Keynote Speakers & Invited Panelists:

Professor Pamela Samuelson, JD
Pamela Samuelson is a Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Information Management at the University of California at Berkeley. She is a Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, as well as an advisor to the Samuelson High Technology Law & Public Policy Clinic at Boalt Hall. She teaches courses on intellectual property, cyberlaw and information policy. She has written and spoken extensively about the challenges that new information technologies pose for traditional legal regimes, especially for intellectual property law. She is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and a Contributing Editor of Communications of the ACM.
A 1971 graduate of the University of Hawaii and a 1976 graduate of Yale Law School, Samuelson practiced law as a litigation associate with the New York law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher before turning to more academic pursuits. From 1981 through June 1996 she was a member of the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh Law School, from which she visited at Columbia, Cornell, and Emory Law Schools. She has been a member of the Berkeley faculty since 1996.

Thomas R. Mulroy
A trial lawyer with a national practice, Mr. Mulroy has experience including 60 jury trials in federal and state courts in Illinois, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Tennessee, California, Oklahoma, Minnesota, South Dakota, Missouri and Kentucky involving: patent infringement, breach of contract, fraud, real estate, products liability, environmental, negligence, probate, securities, accounting, antitrust, real estate, limited partnership, closely held corporation issues, and white collar criminal defense.
A Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, he was assistant U.S. Attorney in Chicago from 1972-1976, joined Jenner & Block in 1976, and formed his firm in 2001. At Jenner & Block, he was chairman of the firm's Finance Committee, a member of the Executive and Compensation Committees, and chairman of the firm's Intellectual Property Group. He has taught trial practice at Northwestern and Loyola Universities, and he has written and lectured extensively on litigation subjects.
Mr. Mulroy was special counsel to the Illinois Registration and Disciplinary Commission, chairman of the Chicago Bar Association Judicial Evaluation Appellate Review Panel, and chairman of the American Bar Association’s Civil Procedure and Evidence Committee. He was a member of the Boards of the Legal Assistance Foundation, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Illinois Bar Foundation, and Loyola University’s Trial Practice Advisory Board.

Professor Daniel J. Solove, JD
Professor Solove is an associate professor of law at the George Washington University Law School. He received his A.B. in English Literature from Washington University and his J.D. from Yale Law School. He clerked for The Honorable Stanley Sporkin, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and for The Honorable Pamela Ann Rymer, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He also practiced law as an associate at the firm of Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. Professor Solove taught at Seton Hall Law School before joining the George Washington University Law School faculty in fall 2004.
Professor Solove writes in the areas of information privacy law, cyberspace law, law and literature, jurisprudence, legal pragmatism, and constitutional theory. An internationally known expert in privacy law, Solove has been interviewed and quoted in numerous print and broadcast media, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Business Week, Toronto Star, the Associated Press, ABC News/Good Morning America, and National Public Radio. In addition, his work has been written about in publications and on websites from around the world. Professor Solove serves on the advisory board of the Electronic Privacy Information Center and is on the board of governors of the Law and Humanities Institute. He has contributed to several amicus briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court.

He is the author of The Digital Person: Technology and Privacy in the Information Age (forthcoming NYU Press 2004) and Information Privacy Law (Aspen 2003) (with Marc Rotenberg). His articles have appeared in many journals, including the Stanford Law Review, Yale Law Journal, California Law Review, Duke Law Journal, Minnesota Law Review, and Southern California Law Review, among others.

Professor Peter Swire, JD
Peter P. Swire is now Professor of Law at the Moritz College of Law of the Ohio State University. He lives in the Washington, D.C. area, teaches in Ohio during the fall semester, and is Director of the law school's Washington, D.C. summer program. He serves as a consultant to the law firm of Morrison & Foerster LLP. In 2003, he was named an inaugural John Glenn Scholar in Public Policy Research.
From 1999 until January, 2001 Professor Swire served as the Clinton Administration's Chief Counselor for Privacy, in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. In that position, he coordinated Administration policy on the use of personal information in the public and private sectors.  He was White House coordinator for the proposed and final HIPAA medical privacy rules, and played a leading role on topics including financial privacy, Internet privacy, encryption, public records and privacy, e-commerce policy, and computer security and privacy.
Professor Swire co-authored the book None of Your Business: World Data Flows, Electronic Commerce, and the European Privacy Directive, which was published by Brookings in 1998. He has published extensively and is quoted frequently in the national and international press. Many of his writings appear at With Lawrence Lessig, he serves as Editor of
the Cyberspace Law Abstracts of the Social Science Research Network.
Professor Swire graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University and in law school was a Senior Editor of the Yale Law Journal. He received a Rotary Fellowship to study European Community Law in Brussels in 1981-82 and clerked for Judge Ralph K. Winter, Jr., of the Second Circuit. He practiced law in Washington, D.C. from 1986 to 1990 before entering law teaching.

Professor Raghu Ramakrishnan, Ph.D.

Raghu Ramakrishnan got his B.Tech. from IIT Madras in 1983 and his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1987. He has been a member of the Database Systems Group in the Computer Sciences Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1987. In 1999, he founded QUIQ, a company that developed innovative collaborative customer support solutions used by companies such as Business Objects, Compaq, Informatica, National Instruments, Sun Microsystems, and others, and served as the Chairman and CTO until 2003, when QUIQ was acquired by Kanisa.
His research is in the area of database systems, with a focus on data retrieval, analysis, and mining. He and his group have developed scalable algorithms for clustering, decision-tree construction, and itemset counting, and were among the first to investigate mining of continuously evolving and streaming data. His work on query optimization has found its way into several commercial database systems, and his work on extending SQL to deal with queries over sequences has influenced the design of window functions in SQL:1999. None of this would have been possible without a great group of former students; of all his contributions, he is proudest of this list.
Dr. Ramakrishnan is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and has received several awards, including a David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowship in Science and Engineering, an NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, Faculty awards from IBM and Microsoft, and an ACM SIGMOD Contributions Award. He has authored over 100 technical papers and written the widely-used text Database Management Systems (WCB/McGraw-Hill), now in its third edition (with J. Gehrke). He is on the Board of Trustees of the VLDB Endowment, editor-in-chief of the Journal of Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, and has maintained the dbworld mailing list since creating it in 1987.


Professor Christopher Clifton, Ph.D.

Dr. Clifton works on challenges posed by novel uses of data mining technology, including data mining of text, data mining techniques applied to interoperation of heterogeneous information sources, and security and privacy issues raised by data mining. Fundamental data mining challenges posed by these applications, include extracting knowledge from noisy data, identifying knowledge in highly skewed data (few examples of ``interesting'' behavior), and limits on learning. He also works on database support for widely distributed and autonomously controlled information, particularly information administration issues such as supporting fine-grained access control.
Prior to joining Purdue, Dr. Clifton was a Principal Scientist in the Information Technology Division at the MITRE Corporation. He has a Ph.D. from Princeton University, and Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before joining MITRE in 1995, he was an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Northwestern University.

Deborah Caldwell-Stone
Deborah Caldwell-Stone serves as Deputy Director for the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom, where she works on projects addressing user privacy and censorship in the library.  Prior to joining the ALA, she practiced appellate law before the state and federal courts in Chicago, Illinois. She earned her J.D. with honors from Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Professor Paul M. Schwartz
PAUL M. SCHWARTZ is a Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School (Brooklyn, New York). He is a leading international expert in the field of information law who has published and lectured on diverse issues concerning computers, privacy, copyright law, the Internet, and voting technology in the United States and Europe. During Fall 2002, he was a Berlin Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. In Spring 2003, he was a Transatlantic Fellow at the German Marshall Fund in Brussels, Belgium.
Professor Schwartz is the co-author of DATA PRIVACY LAW (1996), the first and most in-depth study of the privacy protection provided for personal information in the United States. His numerous articles have appeared in periodicals such as the Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, Columbia Law Review, and N.Y.U. Law Review. Professor Schwartz has testified as an expert before governmental organizations in the United States and Europe and acted as an advisor on information privacy issues to the Commission of the European Union and the Department of Justice, Canada. He is a graduate of Brown University and the Yale Law School. More information on his activities and publications can be found at:

Professor Jonathan Weinberg, JD
Jonathan Weinberg is a law professor at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Jon works in the areas of Internet governance, communications law, and Internet law and policy. He's been a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and then-Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg; a visiting scholar at the University of Tokyo's Institute of Journalism and Communication Studies; a professor in residence at the U.S.  Justice Department; a legal scholar in residence at the FCC's Office of Plans and Policy; and a visiting scholar at Cardozo Law School. A few years back, he chaired a working group created by ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) to develop recommendations on the creation of new Internet top level domains.

Dr. Ari Juels
Dr. Ari Juels is principal research scientist at RSA Laboratories, where he oversees the various data-security projects of the applied research program. While RFID security and privacy have been a recent emphasis of his research, Dr. Juels has also published papers in the last several years on topics including RFID privacy and security, denial-of-service countermeasures, Internet privacy protection, electronic voting, biometric security, and user authentication. Dr. Juels has participated on the program committees of a number of technical conferences, and recently served as program chair for Financial Cryptography 2004. His is presently serving as a member of the editorial board of the Handbook of Information Security, co-organizer of the DIMACS Workshop on Electronic Voting, and president of the International Financial Cryptography Association. Dr. Juels received his Ph.D. in Computer Science at U.C. Berkeley. For more information, visit


Professor Mark Monmonier, Ph.D.
Mark Monmonier is Distinguished Professor of Geography in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. He received a B.A. in mathematics from The Johns Hopkins University in 1964 and a Ph.D. in geography from The Pennsylvania State University in 1969. Before joining the geography faculty at Syracuse in 1973, Monmonier taught at the University of Rhode Island and the State University of New York at Albany. He has served as editor of The American Cartographer and president of the American Cartographic Association, and has been a research geographer for the U.S. Geological Survey and a consultant to the National Geographic Society and Microsoft Corporation. Monmonier’s awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1984, a Chancellor’s Citation for Exceptional Academic Achievement from Syracuse University in 1993, the Association of American Geographers’ Media Achievement Award in 2000, and the American Geographical Society’s O. M. Miller Cartographic Medal in 2001. He has published numerous papers on map design, automated map analysis, cartographic generalization, the history of cartography, statistical graphics, geographic demography, and mass communications, and is author of Maps, Distortion and Meaning (Assn. of American Geographers, 1977); Computer-Assisted Cartography: Principles and Prospects (Prentice-Hall, 1982), The Study of Population: Elements, Patterns, Processes (Charles E. Merrill, 1983; with George A. Schnell); Technological Transition in Cartography (Univ. of Wisconsin Press, 1985); Map Appreciation (Prentice-Hall, 1988; with George A. Schnell); Maps with the News: The Development of American Journalistic Cartography (Univ. of Chicago Press, 1989); How to Lie with Maps (Univ. of Chicago Press, 1991; 2nd ed., revised and expanded, 1996); Mapping It Out: Expository Cartography for the Humanities and Social Sciences (Univ. of Chicago Press, 1993); Drawing the Line: Tales of Maps and Cartocontroversy (Henry Holt, 1995); Cartographies of Danger (Univ. of Chicago Press, 1997); Air Apparent, a study of the evolution and significance of weather maps (Univ. of Chicago Press, 1999); Bushmanders and Bullwinkles: How Politicians Manipulate Electronic Maps and Census Data to Win Elections (Univ. of Chicago Press, 2001); and Spying with Maps: Surveillance Technologies and the Future of Privacy (Univ. of Chicago Press, 2002), which received the Association of American Geographers’ Globe Book Award for Public Understanding of Geography. In fall 2004 the University of Chicago Press will publish Rhumb Lines and Map Wars: A Social History of the Mercator Projection, broadly defined. Monmonier is a member of the National Research Council’s Mapping Science Committee, and is currently working on a book (under contract at Chicago) on controversial place and feature names on maps.
Mark Monmonier, Department of Geography, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, 144 Eggers Hall, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244-1020, U.S.A.;

Professor Lisa Nelson, JD, Ph.D.
Lisa Nelson is an Assistant Professor in the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and a Fellow at the Philosophy of Science Center of the University of Pittsburgh. She also serves as an affiliate in the InSITeS Institute at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She is a recent recipient of a National Science Foundation award to study the societal and legal implications of biometric technology.


Dr. Ann Cavoukian
Recognized as a leading expert on privacy and data protection, Dr. Ann Cavoukian was appointed Information and Privacy Commissioner for the province of Ontario in 1997. As Commissioner, Ann oversees the operations of Ontario’s freedom of information and privacy laws, which apply to both provincial and municipal governments. She serves as an officer of the legislature, independent of the government of the day.
Ann joined the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner in 1987, during its start-up phase, as its first Director of Compliance. She was appointed Assistant Commissioner in 1990. Prior to this, Ann headed the Research Services Branch of the Ministry of the Attorney General, where she was responsible for conducting research on the administration of civil and criminal law. Ann received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Toronto, where she specialized in criminology and law, and lectured on psychology and the criminal justice system.
Increasingly in the public eye, Ann’s expertise has been sought out by industry and media alike. She is particularly interested in advancing privacy protection through the pursuit of privacy-enhancing technologies and has been involved in a number of committees focused on privacy and technology, including the World Wide Web Consortium's P3P (Platform for Privacy Preferences) initiative. She has also served as a member of the American Task Force on Privacy, Technology and Criminal Justice Information.
The Privacy Manager newsletter recently announced that it had selected Ann as The Privacy Manager of the Year for 2003. “Many privacy leaders from around the world were nominated as The Privacy Manager of the Year,” said Publisher Robert Vinet, when making the announcement. “But the one name that kept coming up was that of Dr. Cavoukian …We looked at all the nominees, and the one person who was head and shoulders above the rest was Dr. Cavoukian.”
Ann is frequently called upon to speak at leading forums around the world. Her published works include a book entitled Who Knows: Safeguarding Your Privacy in a Networked World (McGraw-Hill, 1997), written with Don Tapscott, and, most recently, The Privacy Payoff (McGraw-Hill, 2002), in which she and the book’s co-author, journalist Tyler Hamilton, address how successful businesses build customer trust.


Dr. Dongge Li
Dongge Li is a Senior Staff Research Engineer at Motorola Multimedia Research Lab. He received the Ph.D degree in Computer Science from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. He is currently leading the development of person identification technology in Motorola Labs. Prior to joining Motorola, Dr. Li was a Senior Member Research Staff at Philips Research, Briarcliff Manor, New York.
Dr. Li’s research interests include multimedia information systems, pattern recognition and machine learning, image and video processing, and multimodal information analysis. He has filed over 16 patents and authored or co-authored about 30 papers and one book chapter. Over the last couple of years, Dr. Li frequently served as a program committee member or reviewer for many international conferences and leading technical journals. He was an invited speaker at the SP chapter of IEEE North Jersey Section. This year, Dr. Li is serving on the organizing committee or program committee at several international conferences. He is the proceeding chair for ACM Multimedia 2004.

Professor Ishwar Sethi, Ph.D.

Dr. Ishwar K Sethi is a Professor and Chair of the Computer Science and Engineering Department at Oakland University; he is also the Director of the Intelligent Information Engineering Laboratory that he founded in 1999. His research interests are artificial neural networks, pattern recognition, computer vision, and multimedia information retrieval. Professor Sethi has served on numerous program committees of national and international conferences as well as on editorial boards of many academic journals. Currently, he is on the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions Multimedia, IEEE Multimedia, Pattern Recognition, Pattern Recognition Letters, and Machine Vision and Applications. He was elected an IEEE Fellow in 2001. Dr. Sethi will present "Content-based Multimedia Retrieval".


Professor Ian R. Kerr, LL.B., Ph.D.

B.Sc. (Alberta), B.A. (Hons.) (Alberta), M.A. (U.W.O.), LL.B. (U.W.O), Ph.D. (Philosophy of Law) (U.W.O), of the Bar of Ontario, Associate Professor.
Prior to his appointment to the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa in 2000, Ian Kerr held a joint appointment in the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Information & Media Studies and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Western Ontario. His devotion to teaching has earned six awards and citations, including the Bank of Nova Scotia Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the University of Western Ontario’s Faculty of Graduate Studies’ Award of Teaching Excellence, and the University of Ottawa’s AEECLSS Teaching Excellence Award. Professor Kerr currently teaches a graduate seminar in the LLM concentration in law and technology (Technoprudence: Legal Theory in an Information Age), as well as a unique seminar offered each year during the month of January in Puerto Rico that brings students from very different legal traditions together to exchange culture, values, and ideas and to unite in the study of technology law issues of global importance (TechnoRico). Professor Kerr also teaches in the areas of moral philosophy and applied ethics, internet and ecommerce law, contract law and legal theory.
In 2001, Professor Kerr was awarded the Canada Research Chair in Ethics, Law and Technology. He has published writings in academic books and journals on ethical and legal aspects of digital copyright, automated electronic commerce, artificial intelligence, cybercrime, nanotechnology, internet regulation, ISP and intermediary liability, online defamation, pre-natal injuries and unwanted pregnancies. His current program of research includes two large projects: (i) On the Identity Trail, supported by one of the largest ever grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, focusing on the impact of information and authentication technologies on our identity and our right to be anonymous; and (ii) An Examination of Digital Copyright, supported by a large private sector grant from Bell Canada and the Ontario Research Network in Electronic Commerce, focusing on various aspects of the current effort to reform Canadian copyright legislation, including the implications of such reform on fundamental Canadian values including privacy and freedom of expression.
Dr. Kerr is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Academic Coordinating Committee of the Centre for Innovation Law and Policy, the Centre for Ethics and Values, the Canadian Association of Law Teachers, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Uniform Law Commission of Canada’s Special Working Group on Electronic Commerce. He is an associate editor of Kluwer’s Electronic Commerce Research Journal, a guest editor for Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments (MIT Press), and sits as a member on the Advisory Board of the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic and on the Advisory Board of Butterworths’ Canadian Internet and E-Commerce Law Newsletter. He is also co-author of Managing the Law: The Legal Aspects of Doing Business (Prentice Hall), a business law text used by thousands of students each year at universities across Canada.

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