Ning Wang, Dr.
- Senior Scientist
Ning Wang is an ethicist and a political scientist based in Switzerland since 2010. She holds a PhD degree in Biomedical Ethics and Law from University of Zurich, and two Master’s degrees in Applied Ethics and Political Science obtained in Sweden, Norway, and the Netherlands. In between her academic endeavors, she led projects on ethics policy development for international organizations across government, industry, and NGOs. As a strong advocate of bottom-up forces for social change, she is dedicated to bridging the gap between science and society, with active engagement in influential non-academic institutions such as the World Economic Forum and the IEEE.
Ning Wang has broad research interests in the ethics assessment and responsible governance of emerging and future technologies, such as robotics and autonomous systems. Through empirical studies of these transformative technologies of both enabling and disruptive nature, she aims to address the ethical, social, legal, and regulatory challenges new and complex technologies pose to society, explore responsive analytical approaches in the understanding and evaluation of them, and propose practical governance tools for the design, development, and use of them.
Conceptually, she is interested in exploring philosophical notions such as identity, agency, autonomy, responsibility, justice, and the good life. Methodologically, she seeks to draw on insights gained through transdisciplinary research in co-creation processes.
Currently, Ning Wang is the Principal Investigator (PI) of the following projects:
Completed projects from her past research and teaching include: