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Department of Computer Science and Technology

  • Senior Research Fellow

I lead the Compliant and Accountable Systems research group which works at the intersection of technology and law.

The group considers the mechanisms by which technology can be better designed, engineered and deployed to accord with legal and regulatory concerns, and works to better ground policy/regulatory discussions in technical realities. Broadly, we take an interdisciplinary approach towards issues of governance, control, agency, accountability and trust regarding emerging and data-driven technologies.

For more, please see my personal page, or group page, and the Trust & Technology Initiative.

Elements publications

Conference proceedings

2021

  • Cobbe, J., Lee, MSA. and Singh, J., 2021. Reviewable Automated Decision-Making: A Framework for Accountable Algorithmic Systems. FAccT,
  • Ball-Burack, A., Lee, MSA., Cobbe, J. and Singh, J., 2021. Differential Tweetment: Mitigating Racial Dialect Bias in Harmful Tweet Detection. FAccT 2021 - Proceedings of the 2021 ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency,
    Doi: 10.1145/3442188.3445875
  • 2020

  • Cloete, R., Norval, C. and Singh, J., 2020. A Call for Auditable Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, VRST,
    Doi: 10.1145/3385956.3418960
  • Wagner, B., Rozgonyi, K., Sekwenz, MT., Cobbe, J. and Singh, J., 2020. Regulating transparency? Facebook, twitter and the German network enforcement act FAT* 2020 - Proceedings of the 2020 Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency,
    Doi: 10.1145/3351095.3372856
  • 2019

  • Le Quoc, D., Singh, J., Gregor, F. and Fetzer, C., 2019. SGX-PySpark: Secure distributed data analytics The Web Conference 2019 - Proceedings of the World Wide Web Conference, WWW 2019,
    Doi: 10.1145/3308558.3314129
  • Norval, C. and Singh, J., 2019. Demo: Explaining automated environments: Interrogating scripts, logs, and provenance using voice-assistants UbiComp/ISWC 2019- - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers,
    Doi: 10.1145/3341162.3343802
  • 2018

  • Norval, C., Janssen, H., Cobbe, J. and Singh, J., 2018. RECLAIMING Data: Overcoming App Identification Barriers for Exercising Data Protection Rights. UbiComp/ISWC Adjunct,
  • Diaconu, R., Deng, J., Bacon, J. and Singh, J., 2018. ComFlux: A Dynamic External Management Regime for Pervasive Applications 2018 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, PerCom Workshops 2018,
    Doi: 10.1109/PERCOMW.2018.8480214
  • Lagerspetz, E., Flores, H., Mäkitalo, N., Hui, P., Nurmi, P., Tarkoma, S., Passarella, A., Ott, J., Reichl, P., Conti, M., Fiedler, M., Singh, J., Strufe, T., Hossfeld, T., Lindgren, A. and Quercia, D., 2018. Pervasive Communities in the Internet of People 2018 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, PerCom Workshops 2018,
    Doi: 10.1109/PERCOMW.2018.8480273
  • Singh, J., Powles, J. and Daly, A., 2018. CLAW 2018 - Chairs' message: Fourth workshop on legal and technical issues in cloud and pervasive computing (IoT) UbiComp/ISWC 2018 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1145/3267305.3274148
  • 2017

  • Singh, J. and Powles, J., 2017. IEEE third international workshop on legal and technical issues in cloud computing and the internet of things (CLaw) 2017 Proceedings - 2017 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering, IC2E 2017,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1109/IC2E.2017.9
  • Millard, C., Hon, WK. and Singh, J., 2017. Internet of things ecosystems: Unpacking legal relationships and liabilities Proceedings - 2017 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering, IC2E 2017,
    Doi: 10.1109/IC2E.2017.46
  • 2016

  • Pasquier, TFJM., Singh, J. and Bacon, J., 2016. Clouds of things need information flow control with hardware roots of trust Proceedings - IEEE 7th International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science, CloudCom 2015,
    Doi: 10.1109/CloudCom.2015.41
  • Pasquier, TFJM., Singh, J., Bacon, J. and Eyers, D., 2016. Information flow audit for PaaS clouds Proceedings - 2016 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering, IC2E 2016: Co-located with the 1st IEEE International Conference on Internet-of-Things Design and Implementation, IoTDI 2016,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1109/IC2E.2016.19
  • Pasquier, T., Bacon, J., Singh, J. and Eyers, D., 2016. Data-centric access control for cloud computing SACMAT '16: Proceedings of the 21st ACM on Symposium on Access Control Models and Technologies, v. 06-08-June-2016
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1145/2914642.2914662
  • Ko, H., Singh, J., Pasquier, TFJM., Dong, C., Eyers, D. and Bacon, J., 2016. Information Flow Control with minimal tag disclosure ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, v. 22-23-March-2016
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1145/2896387.2896402
  • Singh, J., Bacon, J. and Walden, I., 2016. Message from the CLaw 2016 workshop chairs Proceedings - 2016 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering Workshops, IC2EW 2016,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1109/IC2EW.2016.5
  • 2015

  • Singh, J., Pasquier, TFJM. and Bacon, J., 2015. Securing tags to control information flows within the Internet of Things 2015 International Conference on Recent Advances in Internet of Things, RIoT 2015,
    Doi: 10.1109/RIOT.2015.7104903
  • Pasquier, TFJM., Singh, J. and Bacon, J., 2015. Information flow control for strong protection with flexible sharing in PaaS Proceedings - 2015 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering, IC2E 2015,
    Doi: 10.1109/IC2E.2015.64
  • Singh, J., Bacon, J. and Millard, C., 2015. IEEE First International Workshop on Legal and Technical Issues in Cloud Computing (CLaw) Proceedings - 2015 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering, IC2E 2015,
  • Singh, J., Pasquier, TFJM., Bacon, J. and Eyers, D., 2015. Integrating messaging middleware and Information Flow Control Proceedings - 2015 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering, IC2E 2015,
    Doi: 10.1109/IC2E.2015.13
  • Pasquier, TFJM., Singh, J., Bacon, J. and Hermant, O., 2015. Managing Big Data with Information Flow Control Proceedings - 2015 IEEE 8th International Conference on Cloud Computing, CLOUD 2015,
    Doi: 10.1109/CLOUD.2015.76
  • 2014

  • Singh, J., Bacon, J. and Eyers, D., 2014. Policy enforcement within emerging distributed, event-based systems DEBS 2014 - Proceedings of the 8th ACM International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1145/2611286.2611310
  • 2011

  • Singh, J., Eyers, D. and Bacon, J., 2011. Disclosure control in multi-domain publish/subscribe systems Proceedings DEBS 2011 (Distributed Event-based Systems),
  • Singh, J., Eyers, DM. and Bacon, J., 2011. Disclosure control in multi-domain publish/subscribe systems DEBS'11 - Proceedings of the 5th ACM International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1145/2002259.2002283
  • Singh, J. and Bacon, J., 2011. Managing health information flows with a reconfigurable component-based middleware Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management, v. 2
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1109/MDM.2011.31
  • 2010

  • Singh, J., Brandão, P. and Bacon, J., 2010. Context-aware disclosure of health sensor data 2010 4th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, Pervasive Health 2010,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2010.8788
  • Eyers, DM., Vargas, L., Singh, J., Moody, K. and Bacon, J., 2010. Relational database support for event-based middleware functionality Proceedings of the 4th ACM International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems, DEBS 2010,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1145/1827418.1827455
  • Singh, J. and Bacon, J., 2010. Governance in patient-centric healthcare 2010 International Conference on Information Society, i-Society 2010,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1109/i-society16502.2010.6018766
  • 2009

  • Singh, J. and Bacon, J., 2009. Event-Based Data Dissemination Control in Healthcare ELECTRONIC HEALTHCARE, v. 1
  • 2008

  • Singh, J., Eyers, DM. and Bacon, J., 2008. Credential management in event-driven healthcare systems Companion ’08: Proceedings of the ACM/IFIP/USENIX Middleware ’08 Conference Companion,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1145/1462735.1462746
  • Bacon, J., Eyers, DM., Singh, J. and Pietzuch, PR., 2008. Access control in publish/subscribe systems Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems, DEBS 2008,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1145/1385989.1385993
  • Singh, J., Eyers, DM. and Bacon, J., 2008. Controlling historical information dissemination in publish/subscribe MidSec ’08: Proceedings of the 2008 workshop on Middleware security,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1145/1463342.1463349
  • Singh, J., Vargas, L. and Bacon, J., 2008. A model for controlling data flow in distributed healthcare environments Proceedings of Pervasive Health 2008: 2nd International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare,
  • Singh, J., Vargas, L., Bacon, J. and Moody, K., 2008. Policy-based information sharing in publish/subscribe middleware 2008 IEEE WORKSHOP ON POLICIES FOR DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS AND NETWORKS, PROCEEDINGS,
  • Singh, J. and Bacon, J., 2008. Event-based data control in healthcare Companion ’08: Proceedings of the ACM/IFIP/USENIX Middleware ’08 Conference Companion,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1145/1462735.1462757
  • 2007

  • Singh, J., Bacon, J. and Moody, K., 2007. Dynamic trust domains for secure, private, technology-assisted living ARES 2007: Second International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security, Proceedings,
  • Cobbe, J., Lee, MSA. and Singh, J., Reviewable Automated Decision-Making: A Framework for Accountable Algorithmic Systems FAccT '21: Proceedings of the 2021 ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency,
    Doi: 10.1145/3442188.3445921
  • Singh, J., Pasquier, T., Bacon, J., Diaconu, R., Powles, J. and Eyers, D., Big Ideas paper: Policy-driven middleware for a legally-compliant Internet of Things. ACM 17th ACM/IFIP/Usenix Middleware,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1145/2988336.2988349
  • Journal articles

    2020

  • Lee, MSA. and Singh, J., 2020. The Landscape and Gaps in Open Source Fairness Toolkits
  • Lee, MSA., Floridi, L. and Singh, J., 2020. From Fairness Metrics to Key Ethics Indicators (KEIs): A Context-Aware Approach to Algorithmic Ethics in an Unequal Society
  • Singh, J., Cobbe, J., Quoc, DL. and Tarkhani, Z., 2020. Enclaves in the clouds Queue, v. 18
  • Javadi, SA., Cloete, R., Cobbe, J., Lee, MSA. and Singh, J., 2020. Monitoring misuse for accountable 'Artificial intelligence as a service' AIES 2020 - Proceedings of the AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society,
    Doi: 10.1145/3375627.3375873
  • Javadi, SA., Cloete, R., Cobbe, J., Lee, MSA. and Singh, J., 2020. Monitoring Misuse for Accountable 'Artificial Intelligence as a Service'. CoRR, v. abs/2001.09723
  • Singh, J., Cobbe, J., Quoc, DL. and Tarkhani, Z., 2020. Enclaves in the Clouds: Legal considerations and broader implications. ACM Queue, v. 18
    Doi: 10.1145/3442632.3448126
  • Lee, MSA. and Singh, J., 2020. The Landscape and Gaps in Open Source Fairness Toolkits
  • Lee, MSA., Floridi, L. and Singh, J., 2020. From Fairness Metrics to Key Ethics Indicators (KEIs): A Context-Aware Approach to Algorithmic Ethics in an Unequal Society
  • Lee, MSA. and Singh, J., 2020. Spelling Errors and Non-Standard Language in Peer-to-Peer Loan Applications and the Borrower’s Probability of Default
  • Cobbe, J., Lee, MSA., Janssen, H. and Singh, J., 2020. Centering the Law in the Digital State Computer, v. 53
    Doi: 10.1109/MC.2020.3006623
  • Cobbe, J. and Singh, J., 2020. Reviewable Automated Decision-Making Computer Law and Security Review: the International Journal of Technology Law and Practice, v. 39
    Doi: 10.1016/j.clsr.2020.105475
  • 2019

  • Norval, C., Janssen, H., Cobbe, J. and Singh, J., 2019. Data Protection and Tech Startups: The Need for Attention, Support, and Scrutiny
  • Singh, J. and Cobbe, J., 2019. The Security Implications of Data Subject Rights. IEEE Secur. Priv., v. 17
  • Singh, J., Cobbe, J. and Norval, C., 2019. Decision Provenance: Harnessing Data Flow for Accountable Systems. IEEE Access, v. 7
  • 2018

  • Norval, C., Cobbe, J., Janssen, H. and Singh, J., 2018. Reclaiming data: Overcoming app identification barriers for exercising data protection rights UbiComp/ISWC 2018 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers,
    Doi: 10.1145/3267305.3274153
  • Singh, J., Cobbe, J. and Norval, C., 2018. Decision Provenance: Harnessing data flow for accountable systems IEEE Access, v. 7
    Doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2018.2887201
  • Pasquier, T., Singh, J., Powles, J., Eyers, D., Seltzer, M. and Bacon, J., 2018. Data provenance to audit compliance with privacy policy in the Internet of Things Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, v. 22
    Doi: 10.1007/s00779-017-1067-4
  • 2017

  • Bacon, J., Michels, JD., Millard, C. and Singh, J., 2017. Blockchain Demystified Queen Mary School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper,
  • Pasquier, TFJM., Singh, J., Eyers, D. and Bacon, J., 2017. Camflow: Managed Data-Sharing for Cloud Services IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, v. 5
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1109/TCC.2015.2489211
  • 2016

  • Hon, WK., Millard, C. and Singh, J., 2016. Twenty Legal Considerations for Clouds of Things Queen Mary School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper,
  • Singh, J., Walden, I., Crowcroft, J. and Bacon, J., 2016. Responsibility & Machine Learning: Part of a Process
  • Kamarinou, D., Millard, C. and Singh, J., 2016. Machine Learning with Personal Data Queen Mary School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper,
  • Singh, J., Pasquier, T., Bacon, J., Ko, H. and Eyers, D., 2016. Twenty security considerations for cloud-supported Internet of Things IEEE Internet of Things Journal,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1109/JIOT.2015.2460333
  • Hon, WK., Millard, C., Singh, J., Walden, I. and Crowcroft, J., 2016. Policy, legal and regulatory implications of a Europe-only cloud International Journal of Law and Information Technology, v. 24
    Doi: 10.1093/ijlit/eaw006
  • 2015

  • Singh, J., Powles, J., Pasquier, T. and Bacon, J., 2015. Data flow management and compliance in cloud computing IEEE Cloud Computing, v. 2
    Doi: 10.1109/MCC.2015.69
  • 2014

  • Bacon, J., Eyers, D., Pasquier, TFJM., Singh, J., Papagiannis, I. and Pietzuch, P., 2014. Information flow control for secure cloud computing IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, v. 11
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1109/TNSM.2013.122313.130423
  • Singh, J. and Bacon, JM., 2014. On middleware for emerging health services Journal of Internet Services and Applications, v. 5
    Doi: 10.1186/1869-0238-5-6
  • 2010

  • Trossen, D., Pavel, D., Guild, K., Bacon, J. and Singh, J., 2010. Information-centric pervasive healthcare platforms 2010 4th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, Pervasive Health 2010,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2010.8768
  • 2009

  • Bacon, J., Eyers, DM., Singh, J., Shand, B., Migliavacca, M. and Pietzuch, PR., 2009. Security in Multi-domain Event-based Systems (Sicherheit in ereignis-basierten Mehrdomänensystemen). it Inf. Technol., v. 51
  • Diaconu, R., Bacon, J., Deng, J. and Singh, J., ComFlux: External Composition and Adaptation of Pervasive Applications
  • Singh, J., Millard, C., Reed, C., Cobbe, J. and Crowcroft, J., Accountability in the Internet of Things: Systems, law and ways forward IEEE Computer, v. 51
    Doi: 10.1109/MC.2018.3011052
  • Cobbe, J. and Singh, J., Regulating Recommending: Motivations, Considerations, and Principles European Journal of Law and Technology, v. 10
  • Singh, J. and Michels, DJ., Blockchain as a Service (BaaS): Providers and Trust 2018 IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy Workshops (EuroS&PW),
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1109/EuroSPW.2018.00015
  • Janssen, H., Cobbe, J. and Singh, J., Personal information management systems: A user-centric privacy Utopia? Internet Policy Review, v. 9
    Doi: 10.14763/2020.4.1536
  • Norval, C., Cobbe, J. and Singh, J., Towards an accountable Internet of Things: A call for 'reviewability'
  • Cobbe, J., Norval, C. and Singh, J., What Lies Beneath: Transparency in online service supply chains Journal of Cyber Policy,
    Doi: 10.1080/23738871.2020.1745860
  • Heleen, J., Jennifer, C., Chris, N. and Singh, J., Decentralised Data Processing: Personal Data Stores and the GDPR International Data Privacy Law,
  • Norval, C., Janssen, H., Cobbe, J. and Singh, J., Data protection and tech startups: The need for attention, support, and scrutiny Policy and Internet,
  • Hassan, FU., Ali, A., Rahouti, M., Latif, S., Kanhere, S., Singh, J., AlaAl-Fuqaha, , Janjua, U., Mian, AN., Qadir, J. and Crowcroft, J., Blockchain And The Future of the Internet: A Comprehensive Review
  • Singh, J. and Cobbe, J., The security implications of data subject rights IEEE Security and Privacy,
  • Book chapters

    2010

  • Bacon, J., Eyers, DM. and Singh, J., 2010. Securing Event-Based Systems.
  • Contact Details

    Room: 
    FN21
    Office phone: 
    (01223) 7-63690
    Email: 

    jatinder.singh@cl.cam.ac.uk