Left to right: Dr Jake Goldenfein, Prof Daniel Angus
Left to right: Dr Jake Goldenfein, Prof Daniel Angus

Prof Daniel Angus and Dr Jake Goldenfein appointed Chief Investigators at ADM+S

Authors Loren Dela Cruz
Date 27 January 2023

Professor Daniel Angus and Dr Jake Goldenfein have been appointed as Chief Investigators at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making & Society (ADM+S).

Daniel Angus is Professor of Digital Communication at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). His research examines issues at the intersection of technology and society, with a focus on algorithms, misinformation, and new methods to study the digital society. Daniel has been involved in computer and social science research for 20 years and he contributes regularly to media and industry on the impact of technology on society.

Previously an Associate Investigator at ADM+S, Prof Angus has been instrumental in the Australian Search Experience and Australian Ad Observatory research projects, which has pioneered new methods of data donation to understand search recommendation, and the algorithmic mechanisms of online digital advertising. He is also Chair of the Centre’s Research Infrastructure Committee which provides support and oversight of the Centre’s research facilities and resources.

Prof Angus will continue to play an active role in mentoring students and junior colleagues within ADM+S. He will also build engagement and expand partnerships with key industry and NGO partners.

“It’s been a delight to work in the centre since its inception, and in this new capacity I hope to continue to nurture and extend the wonderful research culture of ADM+S,” said Prof Angus.

Jake Goldenfein is a law and technology scholar at Melbourne Law School where he researches digital platform regulation, the governance of automated decision making, digital surveillance, and data governance.

In his previous role as Associate Investigator at ADM+S, Jake contributed to several ongoing projects including research into workplace surveillance and productivity technologies in the e-commerce sector, and the development of unmanned aerial (delivery) drone traffic management platforms.

He is a member of the ADM+S Research Training and Capability Development Committee which develops training and development programs for Centre members; and Chairs the ADM+S Editorial Committee which oversees Centre publications including the ADM+S Working Paper Series and Automated Decision-Making publication on Medium.

Jake will continue to work across the Centre’s Research Programs and Focus Areas with a specific focus on fostering collaborative work between the Institutions and Machines research programs.

Dr Goldenfein said, “It is a real privilege to work in a well-supported interdisciplinary environment like ADM+S with so many brilliant colleagues.”


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