PIXLES: Privacy, Information Exchange, Law Enforcement and Surveillance

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PIXLES is a flexible, decentralised platform of Ghent University with a focus on current, societal dilemma's and developments in the context of privacy, information exchange, law enforcement & surveillance.

This hub of knowledge is set up to foster knowledge pooling, expert dialogue, research projects, the valorization, social visibility and impact of research results, and the organization of a privacy conference held every (2) year.

PIXLES unites researchers, external practitioners and research experts like

  • Prof. dr Gert Vermeulen (director Pixles, director IRCP,  expert international affairs and former commissioner BE Data Protection Authority, T-PD expert, Council of Europe, Chair SIS SCG, member EDPB ESG BTLE, Europol Cooperation Board and SCGs Eurodac, VIS and CIS)
  • Willem Debeuckelaere (guest professor, former president of the Commission for the protection of privacy Belgium)
  • Frank Schuermans (member-counsel of the Belgian Supervisory Body of Police Information, Attorney-general at the Court of Appeal Ghent)
  • Prof. dr Eva Lievens (assistant professor, faculty of law and  criminology, Department of Interdisciplinary Study of Law, Private Law and Business Law, lead of the research group Law & Technology)
  • Prof. dr Wim Hardyns (professor, member of IRCP, faculty of law and criminology, department of criminology, penal law and social law)
  • Prof. dr. Mahsa Shabani (assistant professor, faculty of law and criminology, department of criminology, penal law and social law, member of Metamedica (Interfaculty platform for ethics and law of healthcare technologies))
  • Prof. dr. Christophe Vandeviver (assistant professor, faculty of law and criminology, department of criminology, penal law and social law)
  • Prof. dr. Yvan Saeys (professor, faculty of science, department of applied mathematics, computer science and statistics, VIB Group leader)
  • Prof. dr. Ruben Verborgh (professor, faculty of engineering and architecture, department of electronics and information systems, researcher at imec and Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Prof. dr. Nico Vande Weghe (professor, faculty of science, department of geography)
  • Prof. dr. Bjorn De Sutter (professor, faculty of engineering and architecture, department of electronics and information systems)
  • dr. Sofie Depauw (guest professor, faculty of law and criminology, department of criminology, penal law and social law)

 

  • dr. Noel Klima (research coordinator, faculty of law and criminology, department of criminology, penal law and social law)
  • Rachid Kerkab (academic consultant, faculty of law and criminology, department of criminology, penal law and social law)
  • Kristof Van Quathem (lawyer in data protection, data security and cybercrime)

 

  • dr. Bart Coppens (postdoctoral researcher, faculty of engineering and architecture, department of electronics and information systems)
  • dr. Stéphanie De Coensel (postdoctoral researcher, faculty of law and criminology, department of criminology, penal law and social law)
  • Anneleen Rummens (doctoral researcher, faculty of law and criminology, department of criminology, penal law and social law)
  • Argyro Chatzinikolaou (doctoral researcher, faculty of law and criminology, department Interdisciplinary study of law, private law and business law, research group law & technology)
  • Lars De Sloover (doctoral researcher, faculty of sciences, department of geography)
  • Liesa Keunen (doctoral researcher, faculty of law and criminology, department of Interdisciplinary study of law, private law and business law, research group law & technology)Poster PIXLES
  • Ingrida Milkaite (doctoral researcher, faculty of law and criminology, department of interdisciplinary study of law, private law and business law, research group law & technology)
  • Thom Snaphaan (doctoral researcher, faculty of law and criminology, department of criminology, penal law and social law)
  • Carl Vander Maelen (doctoral researcher, faculty of law and criminology, department of interdisciplinary study of law, private law and business law, research group law & technology)
  • Judith Vermeulen (doctoral researcher, faculty of law and criminology, department of interdisciplinary study of law, private law and business law, research group law & technology)
  • Yueming Zhang (doctoral researcher, faculty of law and criminology, department of interdisciplinary study of law, private law and business law, research group law & technology)
  • Céline Nekkebroek (doctoral researcher, faculty of law and criminology, department of criminology, penal law and social law)
  • Jeroen Thierens (teaching assistant, faculty of law and criminology, department of criminology, penal law and social law)