James Williams is a software engineer and adjunct law professor who splits time between Toronto and Seattle.  His work experience includes stints in software engineering, health informatics, information systems security, privacy law, and computer graphics. He is currently completing his PhD in computer science at the University of Toronto under Steve Easterbrook and Mark S. Fox.

His current research interests involve complex systems sciencealgorithmssimulation, and artificial intelligence. Among his other interests are software engineering, privacy, and financial systems. At present, he is working on constraint satisfaction techniques for analyzing changes in urban infrastructure systemsHe has a strong interest in the analysis of socio-technical systems (e.g., legal systems, cities, and financial markets).

He served from 2012-2015 as an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, teaching privacy law and legal information technology. When he briefly lived in Silicon Valley he was a visiting lecturer at Stanford Law School and the Stanford Design School, helping out Margaret Hagan with her legal design course.

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