Laura Courchesne is the Co-Director and the Co-Founder of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence, Data and Conflict. Her work focuses on the role of the online environment in shaping and augmenting conflict dynamics. Laura was previously a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation and a Research Fellow at the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project at Princeton University. She has also consulted for Google's Jigsaw and Schmidt Futures. She completed her Ph.D. in International Relations at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar.