Bao Kham Chau is a J.D. student at the University of Virginia School of Law and an Affiliate at the Harvard Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society.
He received his B.A. in Computer Science, History, and Political Science at UC Berkeley and his A.M. in Regional Studies, East Asia at Harvard University. Before attending law school, he worked as a software engineer at Lyft, Cisco, and a now-IPO’d smart grid company that helped build the infrastructure for the Internet of Things. Additionally, Bao interned at NASA Dryden, where he participated in an experimental effort to bring back commercial supersonic flights. His research interests focus on the complex interplay between the digital and the analog. Specifically, Bao is interested in examining how to mitigate the harmful effects of algorithmic biases on predictive policing and recidivism software.