dr. Vlad Niculescu Dinca 

Lecturer

Biographical Note

Vlad Niculescu Dinca is a lecturer in the Department of Media & Communication of the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication.

He obtained his PhD from Maastricht University. In that context he examined contemporary technologically-mediated policing (social media surveillance, sensing technologies, mobile communications, geographic information systems) with an STS-inspired approach. He built on ethnographic research which he previously performed at several police organizations within the EU. More generally, Vlad’s research interests include qualitative research approaches to surveillance, privacy and suspicion and social and ethical aspects of new information technologies’ design and use.

Vlad holds a master degree from the University of Twente in Philosophy of Technology and Society, where he investigated the structure of ethical debates around new and emerging technologies. He holds degrees in software engineering from the Technical Universities of Eindhoven (PDeng.) and Bucharest (B.Sc.).