Dr Andrew Chen

Honorary Research Fellow

Andrew is the chief advisor for technology assurance with NZ Police. Andrew is helping police figure out how and how not to use new technologies, and for what reasons.

He comes from a technical background with a PhD in computer systems engineering from the University of Auckland. His PhD focused on the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning for camera-based person tracking, as well as using technology to help protect privacy.

He has applied that work to the investigation of ethical public-sector use of digital technologies including digital contact tracing through the Covid-19 pandemic, police use of facial-recognition technology and privacy regulation of biometric technologies. Andrew comments regularly in the media on digital technology issues and sits on several government advisory boards.

Learn more about Andrew.

Our people

Dr Anne Bardsley

Deputy Director

Hema Sridhar

Senior Research Fellow (Government Relations, Technology and Foresight)

Dr Tatjana Buklijas

Associate Director – Academic

Kristiann Allen

Associate Director – Policy and International Engagement