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R. (Riccardo) Vecellio Segate, Dr

Postdoctoral Researcher


Dr Riccardo VECELLIO SEGATE is a socio-legal researcher and policy consultant in technology regulation, public international law, bioethics, and intellectual property rights, with a special focus on East and South Asia (especially China, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, South Korea, India).
He is currently a PostDoc at the University of Groningen (Faculty of Economics and Business), and serves on the Editorial Board of the International Journal for the Semiotics of Law. Previously, he worked as a Research Associate in identity-system biometrics at The Alan Turing Institute (London), and as a Lecturer and PostDoc in smart collaborative robotics and human-machine interaction at the University of Dundee.
He is also into technical standardisation, and has recently been a member of the IEEE SA P3349 – Space System Cybersecurity Working Group.
His law and policy research works have been published in world-renowned journals (by Oxford, Cambridge, Columbia, UCLA, North Carolina, Hastings, etc) and awarded research prizes (eg the Best Young Scholar Paper Prize at the 2019 Algorithms Conference in Fukuoka). They are regularly presented worldwide (NUS, Leuven, Sapienza, Renmin, Peking, York Toronto, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Bangalore, Hanoi, Geneva, Wuhan, Bologna, Trieste, Gottingen, Bogotá, BIICL, Roma Tre, etc), and cited by parliaments, tribunals, diplomats, and regulators globally (including, most recently, South Korea’s National Assembly, the US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Criminal Justice, and Hangzhou Intermediate People’s Court). Riccardo’s most cited work to date, ‘Cognitive Bias, Privacy Rights, and Digital Evidence in International Criminal Proceedings: Demystifying the Double-Edged AI Revolution’ (International Criminal Law Review, 2021) has represented the first comprehensive analysis of the potential use of AI in this field.
Dr VECELLIO SEGATE has held visiting positions at UC Berkeley Law, Hong Kong University, Tsinghua Law School (Beijing), the University of Leeds, and the University of Milan, and has been the Case-law Reporter from Hong Kong for Oxford University Press. He served in various roles for numerous firms and institutions including Rouse & Co LLP, Qatar University, EXPO2015, and the Italian National Committee for UNESCO, and trained at the European Commission (DG CNECT) as a BlueBook.
To acquire a deeper understanding of the technologies he regulates and advises on, he is also pursuing a BEng in Industrial Production Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Milan. Previously, he had studied geopolitics at ISPI Milan and earned several degrees, including a PgDip in European and Global Governance from the University of Bristol, an LLM in Public International Law from Utrecht University, and a PhD (without corrections; Talent Program) in International Law from the University of Macau.
Furthermore, Riccardo is a professional classical/jazz musician, with a BMus (first class) and MMus in Piano Performance from the State Conservatory of Verona. He has been one of the last students of Aldo Ciccolini in Paris, and earned several first prizes in national piano competitions in Italy (eg Cesenatico 2007, Bardolino 2007, Giussano 2008, Osimo 2011).
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