Andrei Sambra is a research associate at MIT, where his work revolves around anything related to decentralization, ranging from identity and authentication, to access control and data ownership. Currently, he is leading the Solid project alongside Prof. Tim Berners-Lee, the founder of the World Wide Web. This project aims to radically change the way Web applications work today, in favor of decentralization, that results in true data ownership as well as improved privacy. A member of the GovLab Network, Andrei believes governance can be improved through technology.
Andrei was formerly a member of the World Wide Web Consortium where he participated in Web standards work on topics around identity, authentication and also Semantic Web technologies such as LDP and LDPatch. He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Université Pierre et Marie Curie and speaks five languages.
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