Researcher, Law and Artificial Intelligence

European University Institute

Marco Almada is a doctoral researcher at the European University Institute. His research interests include the relationships between legal and technological concepts, the integration between legal and technology requirements throughout the life cycle of AI systems, the role of history and science fiction in technology regulation, and the legal issues that appear in practical applications of AI, such as judicial automation.

Before joining the EUI as a researcher, Almada has obtained degrees in law (LL.B. 2020, USP) and computing (BS 2014, MSc 2018, both at Unicamp). His master’s thesis investigated the use of simulations as tools for obtaining knowledge about social phenomena, a topic that proved itself relevant for research on the law of artificial intelligence.

Outside academia, Almada has worked as a senior researcher on Artificial Intelligence and Law at the Lawgorithm think tank, being involved in research and policy projects. He has also worked as a business-oriented data scientist for companies in various industries.


  • AI regulation
  • Data protection law
  • Legal requirements in software engineering
  • Automated decision-making
  • Science fiction and the law
  • Otters and their conservation
  • FC Bayern München


  • PhD in Law, 2024

    European University Institute

  • LLM in Comparative, European and International Laws, 2021

    European University Institute

  • LLB in Law, 2020

    University of São Paulo

  • MSc in Computer Engineering, 2018

    University of Campinas

  • BSc in Computer Science, 2014

    University of Campinas