Ned Cooper

PhD candidate

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Strategist. Lawyer. Hiker.#

Ned is a PhD candidate at the School of Cybernetics. Ned has experience in strategy, policy and legal roles. Prior to undertaking the Master of Applied Cybernetics, he managed network strategy for Fixed Wireless and Satellite broadband networks at NBN Co — focusing on decisions related to network investment and engineering. Prior to that, he spent 5 years in a combination of strategy consulting and human rights law roles. The latter included anti-corruption and election monitoring work with Transparency International in Guatemala, and advocacy and law reform work with the Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT). More recently he has been working with the Google People + AI Research team researching participatory machine learning. He has a First Class Honours degree in Law. Ned loves mountaineering, boxing, languages and telling people he can surf.

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The Australian National University acknowledges, celebrates and pays our respects to the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people of the Canberra region and to all First Nations Australians on whose traditional lands we meet and work, and whose cultures are among the oldest continuing cultures in human history.

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