I am an assistant professor at the Faculty of Technology, Policy, and Management at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.
My current research focuses on privacy by design, transparency, and digital governance. I often use empirical methods to answer policy-relevant questions, for instance in my datarights.me project. I have a PhD in the economics of information security.
In 2016, I was a visiting research scholar at the Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP) at Princeton University, and in 2014, at SEAS at George Washington University.
Innovation, psychology, collective action, and traveling are some of my other interests. Prior to moving to the Netherlands, I worked as a software engineer and entrepreneur in Tehran, Iran.