CeRI brings together faculty and students from Computing and Information Science, Law, and the Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution.

CeRI Researchers

Manolo Bevia is the UI designer and a programmer. He is a one-man design studio, located in New York. Working with clients in the U.S. and abroad, he has more than 10 years of experience in interactive, web, and print design. He provides concept, design, direction, and development for any kind of market and media. He handles and understands the entire process of a project, from concept to development to final delivery. In my pursuit of original work, He strive to combine design, art, and the latest technology.
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Tom Bruce is co-founder and director of the Legal Information Institute at the Cornell Law School. He has been the principal technical architect for online legal resources ranging from fourteenth-century law texts to the current decisions of the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Bruce has consulted on Internet matters for numerous commercial and public organizations on four continents. He is an affiliated researcher in Cornell’s program in Information Science, where he works closely with faculty and students who experiment with the application of natural-language processing techniques to legal texts.
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Claire Cardie is the Charles and Barbara Weiss Director, Information Science and Professor, Department of Computer Science. Her primary research is in the area of natural language understanding and intelligent text processing where the goal is to develop algorithms and systems that will vastly improve a user’s ability to find, absorb, and extract information from on-line text.
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Dan Cosley is an Assistant Professor, Information Science at Cornell University. His main interest for a long time has been helping people make sense of and manage information, both individually and as groups. More recently this has grown to include leveraging people’s current behaviors online, along with social science theory, to produce individual and social goods that otherwise would not have been created.
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Dima Epstein is the CeRI Postdoctoral Fellow at the Cornell Law School. He earned his PhD from Cornell University where he conducted research on the policymaking processes and the international governance of information and communication, as well as the social and political implications of information and communication technologies, specifically the practices of technology use and the politics of communication platforms. He earned his BA in Economics from Tel-Aviv University and MA in Comparative Media Studies (cum laude) from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
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Austin Eustice is the lead designer for Cornell’s eRulemaking Initiative project, Regulation Room. He has worked on projects for design agencies, educational organizations, and creative professionals across the country and brings a passion for clean design and user interface to all his creative executions. He specializes in identity work, print and web design, and illustration and is currently available for freelance projects.
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Cynthia Farina is Professor of Law at Cornell University and a principal researcher in the Cornell eRulemaking Initiative (CeRI). Co-author with Peter Strauss (Columbia) and Todd Rakoff (Harvard) of the leading casebook in administrative law, she is also a Lifetime Fellow of the Administrative Law Section. She was the Reporter for the Committee on the Status and Future of the Federal eRulemaking Project, a national blue ribbon commission that evaluated regulations.gov, the federal government’s official online rulemaking site.
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Josiah Heidt was the 2011-2012 e-Government Fellow at the Cornell Law School. He has worked with the Cornell eRulemaking Initiative since late 2009. He received his J.D. in 2011 from the Cornell Law School and graduated in 2008 from Emory University with undergraduate degrees in history and philosophy. When in law school, Josiah worked as a legal clerk for a district judge in the Northern District of Georgia and at the Congressional Research Service.
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Sally Klingel is the director of labor-management programs for the Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution at Cornell. She specializes in the design and implementation of collaborative conflict and negotiation processes in public and private sector workplaces, state and local government entities, and not-for-profit organizations.
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Paul Miller is a communications specialist for the Legal Information Institute (LII). For the last 15 years he has worked exclusively in the non-profit sector, specializing in strategic communications planning that leverages emerging technologies to strengthen relationships between organizations and their audiences. A student of narrative, poetics, and rhetoric, Paul’s research interests concern the manner in which these technologies empower users to become more persuasive writers and narrators of their own opinions and experiences.
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Mary Newhart is an Adjunct Professor of Law and Executive Director of the Cornell eRulemaking Initiative and Law and Public Policy Program at Cornell University. Her research focuses on conflict and dispute resolution, with a particular emphasis on the use of arbitration and mediation in U.S. employment relations. More recently she has focused on facilitating and moderating group collaborative decision making, including the use of technology to support asynchronous consensus building.
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Brian Post is a programmer for Regulation Room. He has developed web-based solutions for a variety of environments including corporate, small business, and start-up. He specializes in building websites and web applications using open source tools and technologies. Most recently, his focus has been on using frameworks including CakePHP, Yii, WordPress, and jQuery to develop applications quickly and efficiently.
Jackie Solivan is the 2012-13 e-Government Fellow. She graduated from the Cornell Law School in 2012 with a concentration in Public Law and from Cornell in 2008 with a B.S. in Policy Analysis and Management. She has been a Summer Law Clerk at the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection and with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s Division of Enforcement and Compliance. While a student at the Cornell Law School she was Events Editor of the Cornell Journal of Law & Public Policy and was awarded the Stanley E. Gould Prize for Public Interest Law in 2011/2012.
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Eddie A. Tejeda is the original Lead Developer and Technologist of Regulation Room. He is the creator of Digress.it, the paragraph-by-paragraph annotation tool that powers Regulation Room. Eddie likes to work on challenging projects that force us to re-imagine existing roles and institutions. In the past he helped build LittleSis.org, a Sunlight Foundation-supported site that seeks to link investigative research to more accountable governance. He also led the development of several e-publishing projects at the Institute for the Future of the Book. In 2012 he will be a Code for America Fellow.
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Rebecca Vernon is an affiliated researcher with CeRI and was the 2010-2011 e-Government Fellow at the Cornell Law School. Ms. Vernon, who has been part of the Regulation Room project from the outset, has presented research from the project to the American Bar Association’s Administrative Law Division Conference, as well as to several smaller groups of government agency experts. She received her B.A. cum laude from Mount Holyoke College and her J.D. from Cornell Law School. She has worked for several small non-governmental organizations on legal issues surrounding public participation in democracy abroad.
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Rebecca Younes is the Lead Technologist for CeRI. She has a background in full-stack web development using a variety of platforms and technologies, including Java, Ruby on Rails, ColdFusion, and JavaScript. She served as lead developer of the text analysis components of the multi-lingual text-to-speech system Eloquence, which is currently embedded in two industry-leading screen readers for users with visual impairment. She was most recently a software developer on the multi-institutional VIVO project, a semantic web application developed at Cornell University and other institutions to facilitate communication and collaboration among scientists.
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Marseille the dog

The Student Team

Saeed Abdullah is a PhD student in the department of Information Science. His research focuses on machine learning and social network analysis.

Evan Babcock is a J.D. candidate in the class of 2014. He graduated magna cum laude from Boston University in 2009 with a B.A. in International Relations. Evan was a legal intern at the Massachusetts Department of Transportation in the summer of 2012. Prior to law school, Evan worked in small business lending and mortgage lending at a regional bank. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy.

Cheryl Blakeis a J.D. candidate in the class of 2013. She graduated with distinction from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in May 2010 with a B.A. in International Studies and Political Science. Cheryl has worked with the CeRI project since May 2011. During the summer of 2012, she worked in the Reproductive Rights Unit of the Human Rights Law Network in New Delhi, India. Cheryl is also a Managing Editor for the Cornell International Law Journal.

Lauren Bowman is a J.D. Candidate in the class of 2014. She graduated from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in History and a minor in Public Policy. During the summer of 2012 Lauren was a judicial intern for the Hon. William H. Williams, U.S. District Court of New Jersey. At Cornell, she currently serves as an associate editor on the Journal of Law and Public Policy.

Tristan Boyd is a J.D.candidate in the class of 2014. Before coming to Cornell, Tristan received a B.A in Philosophy and an M.A. in Political Philosophy from the University of Dallas. Tristan has worked with the CeRI project since May 2012 and is currently working with the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy as an Associate Editor.

Scott Burnett is a J.D. candidate in the class of 2013. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles with a B.A. in Political Science. At Cornell, he serves as an Articles Editor for the Cornell Law Review. During the 2012 summer, Scott was a summer associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, New York. After graduating, he will be working at the Office of the Comptroller of Currency in Washington, D.C.

Alice Choo is a J.D. candidate in the class of 2013. She graduated with distinction from Cornell University in 2010 with a B.A. in Psychology. In 2012, she worked as a Summer Associate at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP in New York City. She is a General Editor for the Cornell International Law Journal.

Tyler Clarke is a J.D.candidate in the class of 2013. He graduated from Duke University in 2009 with a B.A. in Political Science. During his 2L summer, Tyler was a Summer Associate at Jones Day in Dallas. He is a General Editor on the Cornell International Law Journal and he dislikes creamy (but not crunchy) peanut butter.

Stacey Eilbaum is a J.D. student in the class of 2013. She graduated from Cornell University in 2010 with a B.S. in Policy Analysis and Management and minors in Science & Technology Studies and Law and Society. During the summer of 2012, Stacey was a Summer Associate at Ropes & Gray LLP. She was an intern at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York in the summer of 2011. Stacey is an Articles Editor on the Cornell Law Review and has a Note forthcoming in March 2013.

Minsuk Han is a J.D. Candidate in the class of 2014. He graduated summa cum laude from Seoul National University in 2010 with a B.A. in Business Administration. During the summer of 2012, Minsuk worked as a judicial intern for Hon. Justice James M. Catterson in New York Supreme Court Appellate Division, First Department. Before law school, Minsuk worked for governmental ministries in South Korea as an intern, and he also founded a software venture to build educational programs for mobile devices. At Cornell, he serves as an associate member of Cornell Law Review and the President of Asian Pacific American Law Student Association.

Adam Kobler is a J.D. student in the class of 2013. He graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2009 with a B.A. in Political Science. During the summer of 2012, Adam was a Summer Associate at Kirkland and Ellis. He was an intern at the Florida State Attorney’s Office in the summer of 2011. Adam is an Acquisitions Editor, as well as the Internet Editor, on the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy.

Steve Ma is a J.D. candidate in the class of 2013. He graduated cum laude from Columbia University in 2010 with a B.A. in Philosophy. During the summer of 2012, Steve was a Summer Associate at Proskauer Rose LLP, New York, NY. He has also been a Judicial Extern for the Hon. Juneal C. Kerrick, Idaho District Court for the Third Judicial District. At Cornell, Steve serves as Notes Editor for the Cornell Law Review.

Michael Magdelinskas is a J.D. Candidate in the class of 2014. He graduated with honors from Trinity College in 2011 with a B.A. in English Literature and Urban & Global Studies. During the summer of 2011 Michael was an SEO intern at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, New York. For the summer of 2012 he was the law clerk in the Government Affairs Legal Department of Altria Client Services in Washington D.C. Michael’s work in urbanism was recently published in “Rethinking Global Urbanism: Comparative Insights from Secondary Cities,” and he currently serves as an associate on the Journal of Law and Public Policy.

Randy Moonan is a J.D. candidate in the class of 2013. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University at Albany with a B.A. in both Political Science and History. During the summer of 2012, Randy was a Summer Associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. He was an intern at the New York State Attorney General’s Office during the summer of 2011. Randy is a Managing Editor for the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy.

Elizabeth Murnane is a PhD student in the department of Information Science. She studies how systems can be made more aware of individual users’ abilities, activities, contexts, and social connections.

Joon Park is a PhD student in department of Computer Science. His research focuses on the use of natural language processing to identify substantiation of claims in online text.

Josh Peary is a J.D. candidate in the class of 2013. He graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University in 2010 with a B.S. in Business Administration. Josh has worked as a Summer Associate at Choate, Hall & Stewart, LLP and as a Special Prosecutions Unit Intern at the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, both in Boston, Massachusetts. At Cornell, he serves as the Senior Notes Editor for the Cornell International Law Journal and as the Treasurer for the Cornell Law Students Association.

Alexandria Pulido is a J.D. candidate in the class of 2013. She graduated in 2007 from Columbia University with a B.A. in History. Alexandria Pulido has been an intern at the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission in Washington DC and National Labor Relations Board in Los Angeles.

Kyle Reinert is a J.D. and LL.M. in International and Comparative Law candidate in the class of 2014. He graduated from William Jewell College’s Oxbridge Honors Program in 2011 with a B.A. in Institutions & Policy and Philosophy. He spent the 2012 summer studying at Cornell’s Paris Summer Program.

Alvaro Salas is a Master of Public Administration candidate in the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs.

David Seidler is a study abroad student from the University of Sydney, Australia, currently undertaking his final year of a combined Media and Communications/Law degree. He has a summer clerk at Australian-based firm Minter Ellison in 2012/13 and has previously worked in newsrooms in Hong Kong, New York City and Bangkok. David also runs a daily music blog at 1songday.com.

John-Alex Shoaff is a J.D. candidate in the class of 2014. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Emory University in 2011 with a major in Economics and a minor in German Studies. At Cornell, he serves as an associate editor on the Journal of Law and Public Policy.

Cody Sibell is a J.D.candidate in the class of 2013.

Dan Sternberg is J.D./M.B.A. candidate in the class of 2013. A registered patent agent, he graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2004 with an M.S. in Computer Science. During the summer of 2012, Dan was a Summer Associate at Ropes & Gray LLP. At Cornell, he is a Managing Editor on the Cornell International Law Journal and has a Note forthcoming in 2013.

Tiina Vaisanen is a J.D. candidate in the class of 2013. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Vassar College in May 2010 with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in International Economics. Tiina has worked as a Summer Associate at Dechert, LLP in New York, NY, and as a Research Assistant for Professor Charles Whitehead. At Cornell, she serves as a Managing Editor for the Cornell International Law Journal and a Bench Editor for Cornell Moot Court.

Student Team Alums

J.D. 2013: Mathew Campbell, Heather Murray, Matthew Oster, Chad Pollard

J.D. 2012: Christopher Austin, Kristen Barnes, Lance Cai, L. Sheldon Clark, Julia Copping Elisa Durette, Emily Green, Antonio Haynes, Vivian Hernandez, Theresa Krueggeler, Colin Leslie, Carolyn Nguyen, Drew Rolle, Lauren Wambold & Theresa Krueggeler (exchange semester, Fall 2011)

J.D., 2011: Margaret Ambrose, Jason Beekman, Sarah Chon, Yen Hoang, Wesley Hutson, Alaina Ingram, Preeti Khanolkar, Elizabeth Leavy, Jesse London, Clint Scott, Melissa Shimizu, Francis Sohn, Kamilka Malwatte, Jack Tsung-Ta Yang

Exchange semester, Fall 2011: Theresa Krueggeler

J.D., 2010: Catrina Cartegena, Liz Corder, David Cronheim, Craig Fischer, Danny Fischler, Julie Fukes, David Gartenberg, Lauren Gillespie, Lara Haddad, Aditya Nagarajan, Roald Nashi, Ellen Richardson, Jon Stroble, Michael Wolk