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Wayne Wang

PhD Candidate & Research Fellow at University of Hong Kong & Fundação Getulio Vargas

Wayne Wei Wang is now a PhD Candidate in Law and Technology at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) where he served as a part-time Technology and Intellectual Property Officer (Trainee) at Technology Transfer Office, Teaching Assistant (Tutor) in Chinese Law and Economy for its Common Core Curriculum as well as Research Associate at Law and Technology Centre. Wayne is a qualified Associate Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (Advance HE). Trained in Engineering and Law, Wayne focuses his research interests on Intellectual Property, Data Protection and Algorithmic Governance, with a focus on Law, Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship in the Automating Global South. Wayne (has) held the DERN/GSAN Resilience Scholar Fellowship at University of Essex (UK), Global Visiting PhD Fellowship at Singapore Management University (Singapore) and Frédéric Bastiat Fellowship in Law, Public Policy and Political Economy at George Mason University (USA). Wayne has also worked as an Associated Scholar, and since 2020, Fellow-in-Rio at Fundação Getulio Vargas Rio Law School (Brazil). Since visiting University of Warsaw (UW) in 2023, under the PROM Scholarship Program funded by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange and European Social Fund, he has been Guest Lecturer in Intellectual Property, Antitrust, E-Commerce and Platform Governance at the School of Law and Economy of China at the UW, Poland. As Research Sprint Fellow at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) in Germany, by examining AI and algorithmic content moderation, Wayne participated in the interdisciplinary project – “Ethics of Digitalisation”, launched by the Federal President of Germany and conducted by Global Network of Internet and Society Research Centers. Wayne has engaged as an Administrative and Research Officer for Creative Commons Hong Kong. He also conducted the Simplified Chinese translation of Public Domain Manifesto. He has been Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Yound Member at World Intellectual Property and Member of Dynamic Coalition on Data and Artificial Intelligence Governance (DC-DAIG) at the ​​United Nations Internet Governance Forum. Prior to his PhD studies, Wayne completed his LLM in Intellectual Property with Dean’s Scholarship jointly conferred by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia. He also worked as Data Analyst at a legal technology start-up in Shenzhen. Wayne graduated with his Double Bachelors in Engineering and Law as well as MPhil from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (China), with a China National Scholarship from the Ministry of Education of P.R.China and a University Outstanding Graduate Award.