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Dr Timothy Libert

Postdoctoral research fellow

Dr Timothy Libert is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. His research focuses on privacy-compromising information flows on the web, and he is the author of the open-source software platform webXray. He is currently researching the underlying technical mechanisms of online behavioral advertising in the journalism industry.

Dr Libert completed his doctorate at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania in 2017. He was previously a research fellow at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin, the Center for Media, Data, and Society at Central European University in Budapest, and the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C. Dr. Libert received his B.A. degree from New York University.

He has published research in The Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery, The International Journal of Communication, and The BMJ (British Medical Journal). His work has received international press coverage and he has been interviewed by National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, Good Morning America, and other outlets. In addition to numerous academic talks he has spoken at Hackers on Planet Earth (HOPE) and the c-base hackerspace in Berlin. He has provided expert testimony on issues of online privacy for class-action cases. His publications may be downloaded at his personal website.