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Andrea Matwyshyn

Professor, School of Law

Khoury College Courtesy Appointment


Office Location

416 Huntington Avenue
Northeastern University School of Law
Boston, MA 02115

Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Andrea Matwyshyn
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Research Interests

  • Technology innovation and its legal implications
  • “Big Picture” social questions relating to innovation


  • PhD in Human Development and Social Policy, Northwestern University
  • JD with Honors, Northwestern University School of Law
  • MA in International Relations, Northwestern University
  • BA with Honors in Political Science, Northwestern University


Dr. Andrea M. Matwyshyn is a legal academic studying technology innovation and its policy implications, particularly corporate information security regulation and consumer privacy.

She is currently a (tenured full) professor of law/professor of computer science (by courtesy) at Northeastern University, a faculty affiliate of the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, and a visiting research collaborator at the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University, where she was the Microsoft Visiting Professor during 2014-15. She is a US-UK Fulbright Commission Cyber Security Scholar award recipient in 2016-2017, collaborating with the University of Oxford Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre.

In 2014, she served as the Senior Policy Advisor and Academic in Residence at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. She has previously held primary appointments in University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, Northwestern University School of Law, and the University of Florida Levin College of Law. She has also held visiting appointments or affiliations at the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh, Singapore Management University, Indian School of Business and University of Notre Dame.

Professor Matwyshyn has testified in Congress on issues of technology innovation and information security regulation. Prior to entering the academy, she was a corporate attorney in private practice, focusing her work on technology transactions.

Her Erdos number is 4.

Current Research Projects

  • Book discussing child “hackers”, tentatively titled, Generation C: Children, Hackers and the Future of Innovation
  • Book looking at the struggles companies face when incorporating technology into physical spaces, tenatively titled, Corporate Cyborg: Innovation and the New Corporate Identity