Benjamin Laufer is a Ph.D. Candidate at Cornell Tech. He studies the values and politics embedded in technological systems, particularly those deployed in high-impact, high-complexity domains in the public realm. He is a doctoral fellow at the Digital Life Initiative and an affiliate of the Artificial Intelligence, Policy, and Practice group at Cornell University. He is advised by Helen Nissenbaum and Jon Kleinberg. He holds a B.S.E. (cum laude) in operations research and financial engineering from Princeton University.