Senior Research Assistant

MSc, Social Science of the Internet, Oxford Internet Institute

Discipline/s

Social Science of the Internet

Contact

64994053

zach_tan@sutd.edu.sg

 

Biography

Zach’s research focuses on digital labour platforms and the reputation systems utilised by them. His MSc thesis applied methodology from labour and experimental economics to examine the reciprocal effects of informal reputation promises, for which it was awarded a distinction. He has also undertaken research into the ethical debates surrounding the gig economy, IoT vulnerabilities, and the sociolegal implications of internet shutdowns.

He is broadly interested in emerging digital technologies and has previously worked at the Berkman Klein Centre for Internet and Society at Harvard, the Digital Ethics Lab at Oxford, and at a digital art start-up in NYC.

Education

  • MSc, Social Science of the Internet, Oxford Internet Institute
  • BA, College of Social Studies, Wesleyan University