James Williams is a software engineer and adjunct law professor who currently resides in Seattle, Washington. His work experience includes stints in software engineering, health informatics, information systems security, privacy law, and computational geometry. In addition to consulting for companies like Health Canada, Blue Pebble and Google, he is a PhD candidate and lecturer in computer science at the University of Toronto under Steve Easterbrook and Mark S. Fox.
His research interests involve complex systems science, algorithms, simulation, 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 systems. He has a strong interest in the analysis of socio-technical systems (e.g., legal systems, cities, and financial markets).
- University of Toronto Intelligent Cities research group.
- University of Toronto Sustainability Informatics research group.
- Innovation Practice Institute, University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
- Global Alliance for Genomics and Health, Security Working Group (Executive Committee Member).
- MIT CSAIL Big Data Privacy Working Group.
- Stanford Legal Design Initiative.