David Thaw

University of Pittsburgh | 3900 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 | dbthaw@gmail.com


Professor, Lawyer, Computer Scientist, Sports Fanatic, Dog Lover


David Thaw

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Email: dbthaw@gmail.com
Office Address: 3900 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
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David Thaw is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh and holds appointments in the School of Law, the School of Computing and Information, and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. He is also an Affiliated Fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School.

David is an internationally-recognized expert on cybersecurity law and policy. His work uses computing and information empirical methods to understand the nature and character of cybersecurity risks and to understand cybercrime. He uses scientific data in his legal and policy scholarship to examine how regulatory frameworks drive cybersecurity practices "on the ground." David's other areas of research include privacy, cybercrime, legal issues of cyberwarfare, and administrative law and regulatory theory.

Prior to joining the Pitt faculty, David taught at the University of Connecticut and the University of Maryland. He also practiced cybersecurity and privacy regulatory law at Hogan Lovels (formerly Hogan & Hartson) and was previously a Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale Law School.

David holds a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley's School of Information, a J.D. from Berkeley Law, a M.A. in Political Science from UC Berkeley and a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Government & Politics from the University of Maryland.