luc.rocher

I am a postdoctoral researcher at Imperial College London, using large-scale computational modeling to study the transformation of digital societies by algorithms. My research directions include the limits of privacy and anonymity in the modern age, challenging the technical and legal adequacy of current de-identification techniques; the reliability of machine learning for stylometry in social media; the rise of pricing algorithms in online markets. My work has been covered in the New York Times, The Guardian, CNBC, The Telegraph, Forbes, El Pais, Scientific American, BBC.

I received my PhD at the Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium in 2019. I was previously a research fellow affiliated with the F.R.S.-FNRS (Fund for Scientific Research), a visiting researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2014 and 2015, and studied computational social science and information architecture at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon.

News (23 April 2021): Just launched, the Observatory of Anonymity (https://cpg.doc.ic.ac.uk/observatory), an interactive website spanning 89 countries to test your degree of anonymity when sharing data online.

You can contact me by email at X@Y where X=luc, Y=rocher.lc.