- Academy Member Profiles
Year Inducted / Awarded: 2021
Member Award: Academy of Distinguished Engineers
Dipayan Ghosh is Co-Director of the Digital Platforms & Democracy Project at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he conducts economic and technology policy research on matters concerning the internet. He is also Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, where he teaches on the economics of internet monopolization.
Ghosh is the author of Terms of Disservice: How Silicon Valley is Destructive by Design (HarperCollins/Brookings, 2021). His research and writing on internet policy and economics have been cited and published widely, with recent analysis appearing in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The Guardian, Foreign Affairs, Harvard Business Review, Foreign Policy, Time, and CNN. He has also appeared on CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, NPR and BBC.
Ghosh previously worked on global privacy and public policy issues at Facebook, where he led strategic efforts to address privacy and security. Prior, Ghosh was a technology and economic policy advisor at the White House during the Obama Administration. He served across the Office of Science & Technology Policy and the National Economic Council, where he worked on issues concerning big data’s impact on consumer privacy and the digital economy. He has also served as a fellow at New America and the Center for Democracy and Technology.
Ghosh received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering & computer science at Cornell University, an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a B.S.E. from the University of Connecticut. His doctoral thesis examines the economic conditions under which corporates and consumers can be encouraged to adopt strong privacy standards. In 2016, Forbes Magazine recognized Ghosh as one of the “30 Under 30” leaders in Law & Policy.