Currently, as the 2019-2021 McConnell Professor of Practice at McGill University’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Montreal, Ana Brandusescu is examining public investments in AI across Canada and in Montreal. Ana is co-leading “AI for the Rest of Us”, a research project to develop a new model of public (civic) engagement in government decision making processes that are being automated with AI. Ana advises on the design of an AI risk assessment tool, and serves on Canada’s Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Open Government. She is on the advisory board of Learning from Small Cities, and is a member of @OpenHeroines.
During her time at the World Wide Web Foundation, Ana led research on the implementation and impact of open government data in 115 countries, co-chaired the Measurement and Accountability Group of the international Open Data Charter, and co-led gender equality research advocacy. Ana’s work also includes building strategic partnerships in open data for agriculture and nutrition, participatory mapping, co-developing the Open Contracting Data Standard.