KMDI announces Prof. Clement as interim director
KMDI is pleased to announce that Professor Andrew Clement has been chosen as the new Interim Director of KMDI as of July 1, 2012. He is replacing Professor Peter Pennefather, of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, as Interim Knowledge Media Design Collaborative Program Director.
Prof. Clement, who has been involved with KMDI since its inception, is a Professor in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto. Having been at the Faculty since 1989, he coordinates the Information Policy Research Program and is a co-founder of the Identity, Privacy and Security Institute.
Prof. Seamus Ross, Dean of Faculty of Information, in which KMDI is administratively situated, said: "We are fortunate that such a seasoned and highly acclaimed academic as Prof Andrew Clement has accepted the post of Director of KMDI. His stature and his long standing commitment to KMDI and its research and teaching agendas ideally place him to build the community consensus KMDI requires."
From 2001-2007, Prof. Clement served as the first Director of the Graduate Collaborative Program in Knowledge Media Design. With a PhD in Computer Science, he has had longstanding research and teaching interests in the social implications of information/communication technologies and human-centred/participatory information systems development.
Prof. Clement's research has focused on community networking, public information policy, internet use in everyday life, digital identity constructions, and public participation in information/communication infrastructure development. His recent research relates most directly to citizen-centred perspectives on identity, privacy and surveillance.
Congratulations Dr. Clement.