Hans Klein

Hans Klein

Hans Klein

Associate Professor

School of Public Policy

Hans Klein
Associate Professor
School of Public Policy
Areas of Expertise: 
internet governance, legitimacy, censorship, surveillance, privacy, quality of life, global public policy, international organization, regulation

Hans K. Klein is Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has also served on the faculty of the Institute of Public Policy at George Mason University.

Klein's research interests include: the development of large scale systems, federal technology policy, the politics of innovation, Intelligent Transportation Systems, public access television, Internet governance, and on-line democracy.

He received a Ph.D. in 1996 from MIT's Dept. of Political Science and Program in Technology, Management and Policy; an M.S. in 1993 from MIT's Technology and Policy Program; and a B.S.E. in 1983 from Princeton University's Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He has also studied at the Technical University of Munich.

Klein worked for five years in the European software industry, for such firms as Siemens (Munich), Schlumberger (Paris), and Olivetti (Milan). He has consulted for the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Academy of Engineering.

Klein is active in Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR) and in 1999 was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors. He is also a member of the Internet Society, the Society for the Social Study of Science, and the Alliance for Community Media.