Mr Zihao Li

  • Lecturer in Law and Technology (Law)

Biography

Zihao Li is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Law and Technology at CREATe Centre, School of Law, University of Glasgow. He is also a Fellow at Stanford University, and a Guest Lecturer at Trinity College Dublin. Zihao is qualified in both Computer Science (B.Eng.) and Law (LL.B.) in 2017 from Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China. He also studied at University of California, Irvine, USA. He holds LL.M. in Intellectual Property and Digital Economy from University of Glasgow. For his PhD research at the same institution, he delved into online algorithmic pricing and data protection law in both the EU and China, examining them from social, technological, and legal perspectives.

Zihao's research interests concentrate on the relationship between law, data and information technology. Recently, his research mainly covers data protection law, AI and regulation, blockchain and law, Internet and intellectual property, and electronic evidence forensics. His research has been published in top-tier interdisciplinary academic journals, conference proceedings and books, including Nature Machine IntelligenceComputer Law and Security Review, IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE International Conference on Communications, and European Data Protection Law Review. He has also been invited to speak at several prestigious universities, including the University of Cambridge and King’s College London (KCL).

Zihao is also a member of the CREATe Centre, co-founder of Scottish Law and Innovation Network (SCOTLIN) and the founding president of IP Society in University of Glasgow. Drawing from his interdisciplinary and international expertise, Zihao's research seeks to explore the most effective way for regulating AI, data and other technologies, ensuring the protection of individuals in the increasingly widespread application of big data, machine learning and AI era.

Research interests

Because of Zihao's interdisciplinary background, his research interests concentrate on the relationship between law, data and information technology, including:

  • Data Protection Law
  • AI and Regulation
  • Blockchain and Law
  • Information technology Law
  • Internet and Intellectual Property Law
  • Cybersecurity and E-evidence Forensics

Publications

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Number of items: 11.

2024

Li, Z. , Yi, W. and Chen, J. (2024) Accuracy of Training Data and Model Outputs in Generative AI: CREATe Response to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Consultation. Documentation. CREATe.

2023

Eben, M. , Erickson, K. , Kretschmer, M. , Cifrodelli, G., Li, Z. , Luca, S., Meletti, B. and Schlesinger, P. (2023) Priorities for Generative AI Regulation in the UK: CREATe response to the Digital Regulation Cooperation Forum (DRCF). Working Paper. Zenodo. (doi: 10.5281/zenodo.8319662). (Unpublished)

Zhou, Z., Li, Z. , Zhang, X., Sun, Y. and Xu, H. (2023) A Review of Gaps between Web 4.0 and Web 3.0 Intelligent Network Infrastructure. In: IEEE 9th World Forum on Internet of Things, Aveiro, Portugal, 12–27 Oct 2023, (Accepted for Publication)

Xu, H., Sun, Y., Li, Z. , Sun, Y. , Zhang, L. and Zhang, X. (2023) deController: a Web3 native cyberspace infrastructure perspective. IEEE Communications Magazine, 61(8), pp. 68-74. (doi: 10.1109/MCOM.005.2200481)

Li, Z. (2023) Why the European AI Act transparency obligation is insufficient. Nature Machine Intelligence, 5, pp. 559-560. (doi: 10.1038/s42256-023-00672-y)

2022

Li, Z. (2022) Protection of Intellectual Property vs Regulation of Algorithm: A Case Study of Online Algorithmic Pricing. 2022 Annual Conference of EPIP (European Policy for Intellectual Property), Cambridge, UK, 14-16 Sep 2022.

Li, Z. (2022) Affinity-based algorithmic pricing: a dilemma for EU data protection law. Computer Law and Security Review, 46, 105705. (doi: 10.1016/j.clsr.2022.105705)

Xu, H. , Li, Z. , Li, Z., Zhang, X., Sun, Y. and Zhang, L. (2022) Metaverse Native Communication: A Blockchain and Spectrum Prospective. In: IEEE ICC 2022-Workshops, Seoul, South Korea, 16-20 May 2022, ISBN 9781665426725 (doi: 10.1109/ICCWorkshops53468.2022.9814538)

2021

Li, Z. (2021) Data Governance, Cyber Sovereignty and Sustainability: How Data Protection Law Should Promote Sustainable Development of Cyber Ecosystem from Chinese Perspective. 9th International Conference on Law, Language and Discourse, Zhejiang University, China, August 2021.

Li, Z. (2021) Confronting with the algorithm bias risks, if blockchain will provide new chance or challenge from data protection law perspective? Dublin Law and Politics Review, 2, pp. 43-67.

Li, Z. (2021) Data Profiling and Insurance Law. European Data Protection Law Review, 7(1), pp. 143-148. (doi: 10.21552/edpl/2021/1/20)[Book Review]

This list was generated on Mon Jun 17 04:22:42 2024 BST.
Number of items: 11.

Articles

Xu, H., Sun, Y., Li, Z. , Sun, Y. , Zhang, L. and Zhang, X. (2023) deController: a Web3 native cyberspace infrastructure perspective. IEEE Communications Magazine, 61(8), pp. 68-74. (doi: 10.1109/MCOM.005.2200481)

Li, Z. (2023) Why the European AI Act transparency obligation is insufficient. Nature Machine Intelligence, 5, pp. 559-560. (doi: 10.1038/s42256-023-00672-y)

Li, Z. (2022) Affinity-based algorithmic pricing: a dilemma for EU data protection law. Computer Law and Security Review, 46, 105705. (doi: 10.1016/j.clsr.2022.105705)

Li, Z. (2021) Confronting with the algorithm bias risks, if blockchain will provide new chance or challenge from data protection law perspective? Dublin Law and Politics Review, 2, pp. 43-67.

Book Reviews

Li, Z. (2021) Data Profiling and Insurance Law. European Data Protection Law Review, 7(1), pp. 143-148. (doi: 10.21552/edpl/2021/1/20)[Book Review]

Research Reports or Papers

Li, Z. , Yi, W. and Chen, J. (2024) Accuracy of Training Data and Model Outputs in Generative AI: CREATe Response to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Consultation. Documentation. CREATe.

Eben, M. , Erickson, K. , Kretschmer, M. , Cifrodelli, G., Li, Z. , Luca, S., Meletti, B. and Schlesinger, P. (2023) Priorities for Generative AI Regulation in the UK: CREATe response to the Digital Regulation Cooperation Forum (DRCF). Working Paper. Zenodo. (doi: 10.5281/zenodo.8319662). (Unpublished)

Conference or Workshop Item

Li, Z. (2022) Protection of Intellectual Property vs Regulation of Algorithm: A Case Study of Online Algorithmic Pricing. 2022 Annual Conference of EPIP (European Policy for Intellectual Property), Cambridge, UK, 14-16 Sep 2022.

Li, Z. (2021) Data Governance, Cyber Sovereignty and Sustainability: How Data Protection Law Should Promote Sustainable Development of Cyber Ecosystem from Chinese Perspective. 9th International Conference on Law, Language and Discourse, Zhejiang University, China, August 2021.

Conference Proceedings

Zhou, Z., Li, Z. , Zhang, X., Sun, Y. and Xu, H. (2023) A Review of Gaps between Web 4.0 and Web 3.0 Intelligent Network Infrastructure. In: IEEE 9th World Forum on Internet of Things, Aveiro, Portugal, 12–27 Oct 2023, (Accepted for Publication)

Xu, H. , Li, Z. , Li, Z., Zhang, X., Sun, Y. and Zhang, L. (2022) Metaverse Native Communication: A Blockchain and Spectrum Prospective. In: IEEE ICC 2022-Workshops, Seoul, South Korea, 16-20 May 2022, ISBN 9781665426725 (doi: 10.1109/ICCWorkshops53468.2022.9814538)

This list was generated on Mon Jun 17 04:22:42 2024 BST.

Grants

Modern Law Review (MLR) Scholarship

CSC Award for Outstanding Abroad Scholar

Supervision

Zihao is willing to supervise research students whose proposed research falls within his areas of interest, especially data protection law, AI and law, law and technology

Teaching

Information Law and Policy (LLM)

Additional information

IEEE Member: Society on Social Implications of Technology

Co-founder of Scottish Law and Innovation Network (SCOTLIN)

Academic Reviewer for Springer Nature Computer Science

interviewed by China Central Television (CCTV) on behalf of researchers from University of Glasgow in 2020.

Guest Lecturer at School of Law, Trinity College Dublin

  • Taught LLM course: Intellectual Property Law and Emerging Technologies