Van Schewick Receives Technical Communication Research Award

Barbara van Schewick, associate professor of law and faculty director of Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society, received the 2010 Research Award for Technical Communication from Alcatel-Lucent Stiftung for Communications Research for her pioneering work in the architecture, innovation, and regulation of the Internet and its influences. Her research, which spans academic and regulatory issues, covers the economic, strategic, and regulatory effects on communications networks. Her work is recognized for its interdisciplinary nature, combining the fields of law, economics, and information sciences. Last year, van Schewick published her book Internet Architecture and Innovation, which analyzes the economic consequences of Internet architecture and its effects on the environment for innovation.