Michael Veale

Designation: Doctoral Researcher, UCL

Michael Veale researches into fairness, transparency and resilience of algorithmic systems as part of a doctorate at University College London’s Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Public Policy (STEaPP) and the Department of Computer Science.

His research spans qualitative and quantitative approaches, including computer science–legal work on the so-called ‘right to an explanation’ in the GDPR, qualitative research with public sector modellers developing algorithmic decision-making systems, and quantitative analysis of algorithmic bias in online content moderations systems.

He has presented work internationally, to governments, significant conferences and workshops, and in business and NGO communities, advises the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre on machine learning systems in humanitarian crisis, and was drafting author for the Royal Society and British Academy’s report "Data Management and Use: Governance in the 21st Century". He previously worked in the European Commission on IoT and health governance, at Bonsucro as a data scientist, and holds degrees from LSE (BSc) and Maastricht University (MSc).