Yongxi Clement Chen

Lecturer, College of Law, Australian National University

Dr. Clement Yongxi Chen is a Lecturer at the College of Law, Australian National University. He researches mainly in the areas of law & technology and public law. His publications span the issues of freedom of information, right to privacy, judicial review, regulation of big data, and integration of legal knowledge in AI, with a focus on China and from comparative perspectives. His recent project explores the interface between administrative law and algorithms by examining the norms and normativity emerging from the developments of automated decision-making in the public sector.

Dr. Chen’s work has appeared on international journals such as Law & Social Inquiry, European Data Protection Law Review, Human Genetics, Tsinghua China Law Review, and The Journal of Comparative Law. He has been awarded a competitive General Research Fund (GRF) grant for research on algorithm-assisted sanctions. He has been invited to speak at numerous international conferences in his fields of research, including the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners and the International Junior Faculty Forum sponsored by Stanford Law School. He has advised on the drafting of local legislation in China related to freedom of information and digitisation. He is also an Associate Editor of the Federal Law Review.

Dr. Chen holds an LLB and a MPhil in Law from Sun Yat-sen University, a Postgraduate Diploma (Diplôme d’Université, 3ème Cycle) from University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, and a PhD from The University of Hong Kong. He won the Intersentia Prize for the Best PhD Thesis in Law and the French Government Scholarship, among other awards.

Prior to joining the Australian National University, Dr. Chen was a Research Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Department of Law, University of Turin, and the WYNG Visiting Fellow at the Centre of Genomics and Policy, McGill University.