Frank Pasquale

Professor, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Frank researches the law and policy of big data, artificial intelligence, privacy, and algorithms. He is a co-founder of the Association for the Promotion of Political Economy and Law (APPEAL). He has testified before or advised groups including the US Department of Health and Human Services, House Judiciary Committee, Senate Banking Committee, House Energy & Commerce Committee, and Federal Trade Commission, as well as directorates-general of the European Commission. 

Frank is the author of The Black Box Society (Harvard University Press, 2015). The book developed a social theory of reputation, search, and finance, and has been translated into Chinese, French, and Korean. He has served as a member of the NSF-sponsored Council on Big Data, Ethics, & Society, a visiting fellow at Cambridge and Princeton Universities, a visiting professor at Yale Law School, and a visiting scholar at National Taiwan University.

Frank is one of the 10 most cited US scholars in health law, according to a study published on Harvard Law School’s Bill of Health blog in 2017. He has co-authored a casebook on administrative law and co-authored or authored over 50 scholarly articles. He co-convened the conference “Unlocking the Black Box: The Promise and Limits of Algorithmic Accountability in the Professions” at Yale University, and a roundtable on Medical Automation and Robotics Law & Policy at the University of Maryland. He is now at work on a book tentatively titled Laws of Robotics: Revitalizing Professions in an Era of Automation (under contract to Harvard University Press).