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Knowledge@Wharton: October 16, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Nicholas Weaver ( Lecturer of Computer Science – UC Berkley; Researcher, International Computer Science Institute), Elizabeth Deakin (Professor Emerita, University of California, Berkeley), Cliff Robb (Associate Professor; Faculty Director, Personal Finance Program, University of Madison-Wisconsin), Glen Weyl (Principal Researcher; Senior Visiting Scholar at Yale, Microsoft Research), Andrea Matwyshyn (Professor of Law and Professor of Computer Science, Northeastern University), Megan Ryerson Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, City and Regional Planning and Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania), and Laura Perna (Professor, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education) on the Tuesday, October 16, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

Air Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 on SiriusXM 132

Hosted By

Nicholas Weaver and Andrea Matwyshyn

Air Time: 10:00 am
Featuring: Nicholas Weaver, Andrea Matwyshyn

Laura Perna and Cliff Robb

Air Time: 10:30 am
Featuring: Cliff Robb, Laura Perna

Glen Weyl

Air Time: 11:30 am
Featuring: Glen Weyl

Elizabeth Deakin and Megan Ryerson

Air Time: 11:00 am
Featuring: Elizabeth Deakin, Megan Ryerson Ph.D.

Featured Guests

Nicholas Weaver

Lecturer of Computer Science – UC Berkley; Researcher, International Computer Science Institute


Nicholas Weaver received a B.A. in Astrophysics and Computer Science in 1995, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2003 from the University of California at Berkeley. Although his dissertation was on novel FPGA architectures, he also was highly interested in Computer Security, including postulating the possibility of very fast computer worms in 2001.

In 2003, he joined ICSI, first as a postdoc and then as a staff researcher. His primary research focus is on network security, notably worms, botnets, and other internet-scale attacks, widespread criminal activity, and network measurement. Other areas have included both hardware acceleration and software parallelization of network intrusion detection, defenses for DNS resolvers, and tools for detecting ISP-introduced manipulations of a user’s network connection.
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Elizabeth Deakin

Professor Emerita, University of California, Berkeley


Elizabeth Deakin is Professor Emerita of City and Regional Planning and Urban Design at the University of California, Berkeley. She previously served as Director of the UC Transportation Center and Co-Director of the Global Metropolitan Studies Center. An expert on transportation policy and urban planning, she has studied the social and environmental consequences of transportation for over 40 years. Her recent work includes a study of who’s using bike lanes in San Francisco and how new technologies are affecting taxis, transit, and non-motorized transport.
Editor of forthcoming book: Transportation, Land Use and Environmental Planning (Elsevier 2019)

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Cliff Robb

Associate Professor; Faculty Director, Personal Finance Program, University of Madison-Wisconsin


Cliff A. Robb is faculty director for the Consumer Finance and Personal Financial Planning programs at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is an Associate Professor at the School of Human Ecology. He also serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Consumer Affairs.

Dr. Robb studies consumer financial decision-making, with an emphasis on financial knowledge and capability. He is also interested in the financial decision-making of young adults in particular, with an emphasis on college student debt management and well-being. His research is widely published in a number of peer-reviewed journals.

He holds a PhD from the University of Missouri, a Masters from the University of Alabama, and a BA from The University of the South.


Twitter- @CliffRobb
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Glen Weyl

Principal Researcher; Senior Visiting Scholar at Yale, Microsoft Research


Glen Weyl is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research New England whose work aims to use technology and economics to find new ways to organize societies to reduce inequality, increase productivity and ease political tensions. He is visiting Yale University as a Visiting Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer in the economics department and law school, where he teaches a joint economics-computer science course, “Designing the Digital Economy”.

Twitter – @glenweyl

Book – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0773X7RKB/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Personal Site – http://glenweyl.com

Yale – https://economics.yale.edu/people/eric-wey

Book Site – http://radicalmarkets.com/
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Andrea Matwyshyn

Professor of Law and Professor of Computer Science, Northeastern University


Dr. Andrea M. Matwyshyn is an academic and author whose work focuses on technology and innovation, particularly information security and consumer privacy law and policy.

Professor Matwyshyn is a US-UK Fulbright Commission Cyber Security Scholar award recipient in 2016-2017, collaborating with the University of Oxford Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre. She is a (tenured full) professor of law / professor of computer science (by courtesy) at Northeastern University, a faculty affiliate of the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, and a visiting research collaborator at the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University, where she was the Microsoft Visiting Professor during 2014-15.

She has worked in both the public and the private sector. In 2014, she served as the Senior Policy Advisor/ Academic in Residence at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. As public service, she has testified in Congress on issues of information security regulation, and she maintains ongoing policy engagement. Prior to entering the academy, she was a corporate attorney in private practice, focusing her work on technology transactions. She continues to maintain collaborative technology industry relationships.

Professor Matwyshyn has previously held primary appointments in University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, Northwestern University School of Law, and the University of Florida Levin College of Law. She has also held visiting appointments or affiliations at the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh, Singapore Management University, Indian School of Business and University of Notre Dame.

Twitter – @amatwyshyn | @Northeastern
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Megan Ryerson Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, City and Regional Planning and Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania


Dr. Megan S. Ryerson is an Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning and Electrical and Systems Engineering in the area of Transportation at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 2010 and her B.Sc. in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 2003. She is the Research Director for Mobility21, the University of Pennsylvania’s $14M DOT National University Transportation Center.

Professor Ryerson’s research interests are in megaregional transportation planning, particularly the interdependence of the air, rail, and surface highway systems. Dr. Ryerson’s recent work has examined how regions compete for air service with Air Service Incentives and how changing service patterns at airports within megaregion has affected surface transportation congestion. Dr. Ryerson has also published extensively on the environmental impacts of air transportation and optimizing flight rerouting during irregular operations. Professor Ryerson is the winner of the 2016 Fred Burggraf Award for the Best Paper in Transportation Research Record, the Journal of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies.

Dr. Ryerson maintains an active relationship with the Transportation Community. In 2015 Professor Ryerson was named “Woman of the Year” by the Women’s Transportation Seminar Philadelphia Chapter. She serves on the Board of Advisors of The Eno Center for Transportation, is a member of the Program Committee for the International Conference on Research in Air Transportation, and was appointed by the Secretary of Transportation to serve on the Airport Cooperative Research Program Oversight Committee.


Dr. Ryerson serves as the major research advisor for Ph.D., Master’s, and undergraduate students and she teaches courses on Intercity Transportation Systems, Advanced Methods for Transportation Systems Analysis, Applied Statistics, and Engineering Economics. Her students have won multiple competitive awards and are employed by organizations including Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, AECOM, and American Airlines.

Twitter – @megansryerson | @PennDesign

Personal Site – http://www.meganryerson.com/
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Laura Perna

Professor, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education


Laura W. Perna is a James S. Riepe Professor and founding Executive Director of the Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy (AHEAD) at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also serving as past chair of the Faculty Senate at the University of Pennsylvania, chair of the Higher Education Division of the Graduate School of Education, faculty fellow of the Institute for Urban Research, faculty affiliate of the Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative, and member of the advisory board for the Netter Center for Community Partnerships. She holds bachelor’s degrees in economics and psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and earned her master’s in public policy and Ph.D. in education from the University of Michigan.

She has held leadership positions in the primary national associations in the field of higher education administration. Dr. Perna served as President of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) from 2014 to 2015 and Vice President of the American Educational Research Association’s Division J (Postsecondary Education) from 2010 to 2013 and now is a member of the AERA Grants Governing Board. She has been on the editorial boards of leading journals including American Education Research Journal, Educational Researcher, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Academe, Journal of Higher Education, Review of Higher Education, Journal of College Student Development, and Research in Higher Education. She is now co-editor of Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research.

In 2003, Dr. Perna received the Promising Scholar/Early Career Achievement Award from ASHE. Penn honored her in 2010 with the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching. She received the 2010 Robert P. Huff Golden Quill Award from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. In 2014, Dr. Perna was named a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association, a Penn Fellow, and the inaugural James S. Riepe Professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

Twitter – @lauraperna1
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