Céline Castets-Renard
Céline Castets-Renard
Full Professor, Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section
University Research Chair on Accountable Artificial Intelligence in a Global Context (uOttawa)
Chair Law, Accountability and Social Trust in IA (Université de Toulouse)


Research interests

  • Technologies and human rights
  • Artificial intelligence and fundamental rights
  • Artificial intelligence and discrimination
  • Artificial intelligence and the right to dignity

Céline Castets-Renard is a full professor at the University of Ottawa (Civil Law Faculty) and holds the Research Chair on Accountable AI in a Global Context. She also holds the Research Chair in Law, Accountability and social trust in AI supported by the French Government (ANR-3IA) within ANITI (Artificial and Natural Intelligence Toulouse Institute). She is an honorary member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF) and member of the Centre for Research in Law, Technology and Society at the University of Ottawa.

She is Affiliated Fellow at Yale Internet Society Project and expert member of the European Commission’s Observatory on the online Platforms Economy.

Her research focuses on law and technology in an international and comparative (Canada Europe and US) perspective. She more specifically works on AI law. She is also an expert on comparative personal data protection and privacy, platforms regulation, technologies of surveillance and cybersecurity. her research aims to take account of social justice issues in the deployment of digital technologies, by integrating theories of race and gender. She also studies the impact of AI on North/South relations.