Nathalie holds a Master of Laws with specialization in International and European law, as well as a Bachelor of Philosophy from the KU Leuven. She also pursued an LL.M. at the University of Chicago Law School (where she focused both on law and ethics), after which she qualified at the New York Bar.
After completing her studies, Nathalie worked as an associate in an international law firm in Brussels, advising companies on EU competition law, EU procedural law and EU regulation more generally.
Since her return to the Law Faculty in 2017, when she joined the Department of International and European Law as an assistant lecturer, Nathalie has been focusing on the (EU) regulation of new technologies and – in particular – of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Her research deals with the impact of AI and other technologies on fundamental rights, and the broader legal and ethical issues raised thereby. In 2018, Nathalie obtained an FWO Fellowship to conduct her research in this field.
In the context of her research, Nathalie also worked at the European Commission (DG Connect), where she assisted with ethical and legal matters relating to AI and coordinated the work of the EC High-Level Expert Group on AI, which delivered two documents: Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy AI, addressed to AI practitioners and AI Policy and Investment Recommendations, addressed to the European Commission and Member States.
Keywords: Artificial Intelligence, Ethics, Privacy, EU Law, Fundamental Rights, Regulation of Technology.