Francesco Paolo Levantino
Levantino is a PhD Candidate in International and European Human Rights Law at the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa (Italy). His main research interests concern the intersection of human rights and modern technologies. Particularly, he is currently investigating the role that applications of AI such as "emotion recognition" can play in the context of law enforcement practices. Before starting his PhD, he obtained the European Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation (EMA) with a thesis on the human rights implications of the use of facial recognition technology. In 2018, he graduated summa cum laude in law from the University of Palermo (Italy). His master’s thesis in criminal law received a special commendation and analysed the profound impact the adoption of pre-emptive counterterrorism measures brought to the structure of some criminal offences and the possible frictions with traditional liberal guarantees this might imply.