Research Scientist, MIT Media Lab; Co-founder and Executive Director
John Henry Clippinger is currently a research scientist at the MIT Media Lab’s Human Dynamics Group, where he is a co-principal investor on a research program working to develop legal and software methods for protecting and sharing personal information for mobile services applications in health, education, and finance. He is also co-founder and executive director of ID3 , a non-profit organization formed to develop and field-test legal and software trust frameworks for data-driven services, infrastructures, and enterprises. Previously, Dr. Clippinger was the founder and Co-director of The Law Lab at Harvard University, which was founded to undertake multidisciplinary research to explore new forms of digital law and institution building to facilitate cooperation and entrepreneurial innovation. Clippinger is the author of A Crowd of One: The Future of Individual Identity in addition to several recent articles and chapters on topics related to identity, trust frameworks, and governance. He is a member of the eG8 Forum and the Global Leadership Telco Council and the Risk Analysis Network for the World Economic Forum.