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Daniel Schiff

Daniel Schiff

Assistant Professor // Political Science

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Daniel Schiff is an assistant professor of technology policy in the Department of Political Science and is currently on industry leave serving as Lead for Responsible AI at JP Morgan Chase & Co.

As a policy scientist with a background in philosophy, Daniel's studies the formal and informal governance of AI through policy and industry, as well as AI's social and ethical implications in domains like education, manufacturing, finance, and criminal justice. His interdisciplinary and mixed methods research addresses topics such as industry standards and organizational practices for AI ethics, public and elite opinion and influence dynamics in the policy process, the development of social responsibility attitudes amongst future computing and engineering professionals, and the role of the public in governing emerging technologies.

At Purdue, Daniel co-leads GRAIL, the Governance and Responsible AI Lab, where he focuses on fostering research collaborations to study AI's social, policy, and ethical implications. His work also includes the development of interdisciplinary coursework focused on technology, policy, and ethics, and he maintains a key interest in engaging with members of the public, stakeholders in civil society and industry, and policymakers.

Previously, Daniel served as the Director of Research, Evaluation, and Planning at the Philadelphia Education Fund. He studied Philosophy at Princeton University, focusing on robotics and intelligent systems, before completing a Master’s in Social Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD in Public Policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has published in venues such as Public Administration, Technology in Society, AI & Society, the International Journal of AI in Education, IEEE Transactions on Technology & Society, the Journal of Engineering Education, the AMA Journal of Medical Ethics, and Nanotechnology.