Claudia Roda


American University of Paris

Professor of Computer Science, Director MSc Human Rights and Data Science

Claudia Roda is Professor of Computer Science and Global Communication, and the co-founder of the Technology and Cognition Lab and the Working Group on Human Rights and Digital Technology at The American University of Paris.

Professor Roda’s research, which has been widely published and sponsored by several organizations including the European Commission and the Andrew Mellon Foundation, focuses on the impact of digital technology on human behaviour and social structure. Professor Roda has explored theoretical and applied models for attention computing and her current research evolves from her earlier work on the design, implementation, and validation of multi-agent systems supporting cognitive and social processes for learning and collaboration. In 2007 she received the AUP's Board of Trustee Award for Outstanding Research and Publications.

After a bachelor degree in Computer Science from the University of Pisa, she obtained a Master and PhD from the University of London, where she also worked at the first EU-sponsored research project on multi-agent systems. She continued her research in this field as a Senior Research Fellow at INSEAD in the Centre for Advanced Learning Technologies. In 1997 she joined the AUP where she teaches courses in programming languages, human-computer interaction, and human rights and digital technology. She was Director of the Division of Arts and Science from 2008 to 2011, Director of the collaboration between The American University of Paris and The New School (NY, USA) from 2010 to 2013, and Dean of Assessment, Learning and Institutional Research from 2015 to 2018.


Contributions by Claudia Roda