Principal Researcher: Neural Networks and Natural Language Syntax
- Supervisor: Professor Whitney Tabor, Department of Psychology
- Performed research on sentence processing in neural networks
Research focus: Modelling language acquisition in neural networks
Legal and professional expertise: Intellectual property, copyright, trade-marks, patents, information privacy, health privacy, e-commerce, e-democracy, community development, organizational and business development
“Social Media and the Law”, for the OCRI Entrepreneurship Centre, June 29, 2009.
“Creative Commons Licensing and Social Media”, for the Canadian IT Law Society (IT.Can) by national teleconference: January 22, 2008.
“A New Mindset: Creative Commons Licensing in Podcasting” at Podcasters Across Borders 2007, Kingston, Ontario: June 22, 2007.
“Creative Commons in Print Publishing” at the annual conference of The Literary Press Group of Canada, Vancouver, B.C.: May 4, 2007.
“Creative Commons and Free Culture” for the Canadian Federation of Students, Gatineau, Quebec: November 24, 2006.
“Building the Creative Commons”, at the annual conference of the Canadian Association of University Teachers, Ottawa, Ontario: October 29, 2006
“Representations in Parallel: Modelling Reading Time in Neural Networks” at the Language and Mind Lecture Series, Department of Linguistics, Yale University, New Haven, CT: February 23, 2001.
“Introduction to Optimality Theory” at the Department of Psycholinguistics, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland: July 1999.
“A Rallying Moment for Canadian Open Source Software”, Open Source Business Resource, 1:6: December 15, 2007.
“Podcasting Legal Guide for Canada: Northern Rules for the Revolution”, Creative Commons Canada: June 22, 2007.
Case Comment: RGIS Inventory Specialists v. AccuTrak Inventory; Information & Technology Law (Toronto: Carswell): April 2007.
Case Comment: Parker v. Key Porter Books Ltd., Information & Technology Law (Toronto: Carswell): May 2006.
Vice President (10/2008-10/2009)
Joint Project Lead (09/2006 – 10/2009)
Canadian Internet Privacy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC)
CIPPIC Associate and Advisory Board member
Glebe Parents' Day Care
Chair, Board of Directors (01/2007-07/2008)
Canadian File-sharing Information Network (CanFLI)
Co-Founder and Administrator (01/2004-05/2005)
Information Technology Law Society (University of Ottawa)
President and Vice-President (2003-2005)
Ottawa Law Review
Assistant Editor and Senior Editor (2003-2005)
University of Ottawa Law and Technology Journal
Assistant Editor (2003-2004)
Diligent, professional, proactive lawyer and technology leader with a deep understanding of internet and software technologies, their interaction with society, and the applicable law. Strong record of early identification of legal issues driven by technological change and organizing community responses to address policy and regulatory needs. Superior analytical and research skills, as well as broad, practical proficiency in a wide range of technologies.
Application for Government of Canada Reliability Status granted
Language Skills: First language is English; French at Government of Canada level BBB