Dr. Jan De Bruyne obtained a Master’s degree in Political Sciences at the University of Ghent (2008) and a Master’s degree in Law (2012) at the same university. He has been an assistant in comparative and private law at the Ghent University Faculty of Law and Criminology since October 2012. He successfully defended his Ph.D. in September 2018 on a topic dealing with the liability of third-party certifiers. His Ph.D. was published by Kluwer Law International. During his research, he became interested in liability for damage caused by AI-systems. Jan De Bruyne was a postdoctoral researcher at the Ghent University Faculty of Law and Criminology working on robots and tort law from October 2018 to October 2020.
He started working at CiTiP in October 2019 as a postdoctoral researcher on legal aspects of AI and as a senior researcher within the Flemish Knowledge Centre for Data & Society (KDS). As from November 2020, he works at CITIP as a research expert on tort law and AI. He is still associated with the KDS. He is also involved in several projects at CiTiP. He has numerous publication in academic journals and books, and is the editor of “Autonome motorvoertuigen: een multidisciplinair onderzoek naar de maatschappelijke impact” (Vanden Broele, 2020), “Artificiële intelligentie en Maatschappij” (Gompel&Svacina, 2021) and “Artificial intelligence and the law” (Intersentia, 2021). He is a member of Leuven.AI as well as of different other academic institutions (e.g. ICAV, CVGR,…). Jan De Bruyne is a lecturer E-contracts within the LLM IT & IP Law since 2019. He is also a regular speaker at/organiser of conferences and seminars.
Jan De Bruyne was a Visiting Fellow at the TC Beirne School of Law (Brisbane, Queensland), a Van Calker Fellow at the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law and has been a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of European and Comparative Law of Oxford University and at the Center for European Legal Studies of the University of Cambridge.