As of February 2020, Nicoleta Cherciu is a Research Fellow in the regulation of Robotics and AI at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa and a Junior Fellow of the European Centre of Excellence on the Regulation of Robotics and AI (EURA, www.eura.satannapisa.it ), funded by the European Commission through the Jean Monnet Action.
Her research focuses on the liability of online platforms, personal data protection, product, and new technologies liability. Nicoleta conducts research within several EU Horizon 2020 funded projects such as CONBOTS, where she is analysing the legal, ethical and social implications related to the development and use of robotics and AI applications by tailoring, implementing and analysing risk-assessment tools, such as the ALTAI, DPIAs, and FRIAs and drafting reports on the basis of such analysis. Nicoleta also has a strong focus on IP law.
Nicoleta Cherciu, holds an LL.M. in International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution from the University of Bucharest (2016) and is a qualified practicing lawyer in Romania as of 2015. She has expertise in private practice, as she previously worked as a litigator in one of Romania’s biggest law firms where she advised and represented clients on IP and commercial disputes, both in front of national courts and international abritration panels. Before starting her research career, she worked as legal counsel at a software company developing products in the field of robotic process automation as part of the company’s US legal team where she drafted and negotiated software agreements, technology-related agreements and data processing agreements and advised the relevant stakeholders on other legal product related matters (e.g. IP protection, open source licenses, etc.).