Dr. Elif Kiesow Cortez has worked in policy advisory, project management, and academic roles on the governance of emerging technologies. Elif collaborates in a research project with the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence. Elif has been appointed as an advisory board member for projects of leading institutions including the UNFCCC, IAPP, and European Research Council. She has also founded and led the AI & LegalTech Lab. Previously, Elif was a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics at Harvard Law School. Her doctoral research at the Institute of Law and Economics, University of Hamburg, Germany, was funded by the German Research Association (DFG). During her doctoral studies, she was a visiting researcher at Harvard Business School and Berkeley School of Law. Elif is an expert on behavioral strategies for effective tech policies addressing cooperation problems between public and private actors. Elif has acquired research grants for projects on tech governance commissioned by the Dutch Research Council (NWO) and the US National Science Foundation (NSF). Elif has been a TTLF Fellow since 2020.