I am an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago and I also teach for Computer Systems Technology at Illinois State University.  My interests are the public policy implications stemming from the design of information technologies.

For the last few years, my research focused on Chicago's use of video surveillance and smart cameras. I published an empirical study on surveillance cameras and crime in Chicago as well as an exploratory study on the effectiveness of red light cameras in Chicago.  I post on Chicago's cameras at EyeingChicago.com.  I post on other developments regarding smart cameras over at InHardFocus.  I have also made many media appearances as an expert on video surveillance in Chicago as well as the emergence of smart camera systems.

My past research has focused on defaults and open standards, you can find more in the Publications section.

Current Research Projects:

    Book chapter on surveillance in Chicago
    Data visualization using Chicago crime data
    Analyzing data brokers collection of consumer data
    Software Defined Radio
  

My project sites

Eyeingchicago.com

MiningChi.com

Cocoonase.com

Governing with Code

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