Florian Martin-Bariteau recognized as Early Career Researcher of the Year

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Florian Martin-Bariteau
In recognition of his exceptional efforts and broad impact, Dr. Florian Martin-Bariteau has been awarded the University of Ottawa’s Early Career Researcher of the Year Award for 2023, in the category of Humanities, Social Sciences, Fine Arts and Literature.

Since joining the University of Ottawa in 2016, Dr. Florian Martin-Bariteau has emerged as one of Canada’s top scholars on the legal and ethical issues associated with the rise of technology. As the University Research Chair in Technology and Society, he is pioneering a research program on the policy issues related to artificial intelligence (AI), blockchains, quantum technologies and cybersecurity, bringing a much-needed legal perspective to the rapidly changing tech landscape.

A technologist and creative turned legal scholar, Dr. Martin-Bariteau is an internationally-recognized thought leader on technology policy, engaged in shaping frameworks that safeguard rights and liberties in the digital context to build a more secure and inclusive society. His work has been published and presented globally, in French and English, to academic and policy audiences. He regularly comments on technology-related news in national and international media outlets.

As the Director of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society, the country’s leading research hub in the field, Dr. Martin-Bariteau is playing a key role in establishing Canada as a leader in technology law, ethics and policy. He has become a major force in establishing collaborations that unite top academics from across Canada and around the world to define problems, identify solutions, and ultimately, shape technology policies.

Dr. Martin-Bariteau notably leads global research collaborations on responsible AI policy, for example, through the launch of the University’s AI + Society Initiative in 2020, and programs funded by the France-Canada Research Fund, France’s CNRS, and the Alex-Trebek Forum for Dialogue. 

He also serves as a co-investigator and group leader of several interdisciplinary research consortia, including the SSHRC-funded HC2P – Human-Centric Cybersecurity Partnership, the NSERC Quantum Consortium Alliance QuORUM, and contributes to others such as Open AIR, the Open African Innovation Research network.

Last year, he was a Fellow of the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University where he is now a Faculty Associate. Committed to La Francophonie and transatlantic research collaborations, he  recently was a Visiting Professor in Law at the Université Jean-Monnet Saint-Etienne, and a Visiting Professor of Law at the Université Côte d’Azur’s AI Institute in Nice.

Our congratulations to Dr. Florian Martin-Bariteau on this recognition!