Zihao Li has been a TTLF Fellow at Stanford Law School since 2023. He is also a PhD Fellow, Guest Lecturer and LLM Supervisor at CREATe Centre, University of Glasgow, UK. Meanwhile, he has been invited as a Guest Lecturer to Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Zihao is qualified in both Computer Science (B.Eng.) and Law (LL.B., LL.M). With his interdisciplinary background, his research interests concentrate on the intersection of law, data and information technology. Recently, his research mainly includes data protection law, AI and regulation, algorithmic pricing, Internet and intellectual property, and blockchain and law.
Zihao’s research has been published in top-tier interdisciplinary academic journals, conference proceedings and books, including Computer Law and Security Review, IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE International Conference on Communications, and European Data Protection Law Review. His research has been cited around the world. He has also spoken at several prestigious universities, including the University of Cambridge, UK, and King’s College London (KCL), UK. Zihao has been awarded the Modern Law Review (MLR) Scholarship operated by the LSE. Additionally, Zihao is a co-founder of the Scottish Law and Innovation Network (SCOTLIN), and the founding president of the Intellectual Property Society at the University of Glasgow.
At Stanford Law School, Zihao principally investigates data privacy issues in algorithmic pricing within the EU and US. Taking a comparative approach, his project aims to explore how EU and US respective data protection and privacy laws should address the issues posed by online algorithmic pricing. The project particularly analyzes the new EU regulatory paradigm, Digital Service Act (DSA) and Digital Market Act (DMA), as supplementary mechanisms to the EU data protection law, in order to draw lessons for US privacy law and vice versa.