SIENNA

Members of the SIENNA consortium

The SIENNA project involves researchers from 13 organisations, including ten univesities, one company, one association of research ethics committees, and one civil society organisation from Europe, Asia, America and Africa.

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Philip Brey, University of Twente (coordinator)

Philip Brey, University of Twente (coordinator)

Philip Brey is full professor of philosophy and ethics of technology within the department of philosophy at the University of Twente, and its former chair. He is also scientific director of 4TU.Ethics, a research centre that comprises 60 researchers from four universities. He has published extensively in the areas of ethics of science and technology, social and political philosophy, and responsible research and innovation. Philip Brey currently leads the FP7 SATORI project that aims to develop a European framework for the ethical assessment of research and technological innovation. Philip Brey has an extensive publications record on human-machine interaction technologies and has also published on human enhancement and genetics. He leads the management work stream and SIENNA's work on AI & Robotics.

Contact: p.a.e.brey[at]utwente.nl

Rowena Rodrigues, Trilateral Research (deputy coordinator)

Rowena Rodrigues, Trilateral Research (deputy coordinator)

Rowena Rodrigues, Senior Research Analyst, joined Trilateral Research in 2011. Her areas of expertise and research interests include: privacy and data protection (law, policy and practice), privacy certification, security and surveillance, comparative legal analysis, regulation of new technologies, ethics and governance of new and emerging technologies, and responsible research & innovation. She has published book chapters in Policy Press, Routledge, Springer and articles in journals such as the Computer Law & Security Review, European Journal of Social Science Research, International Data Privacy Law, International Review of Law, Computers and Technology and the Journal of Contemporary European Research. At Trilateral, she has contributed in various capacities to EU research projects (e.g., SATORI, PULSE, IRISS) and provides consultancy to the private sector. Rowena Rodrigues has a PhD in law from the University of Edinburgh. She leads SIENNA's work on methodological and theoretical foundations.

Contact: rowena.rodrigues[at]trilateralresearch.com

Adam Holland, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society

Adam Holland, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society

Adam Holland is a Project Manager at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, where he is primarily responsible for overseeing the Lumen project. [lumendatbase.org], a database of legal requests to remove material from the Web that is the the Center's oldest and longest running project. In that role, his work focuses on takedown regimes both legal and private, as well as intermediary liability.  He has also been involved with a variety of other projects at Berkman Klein, most recently the Criminal Justice Debt Project, Open Access and Law Lab. Trained as a lawyer with a focus on IP issues, his legal writing includes papers on 3D printing, data breaches, bioethics, copyright reform, and corporate private ordering as an alternative to notice and takedown regimes. Adam received his A.B. cum laude from Harvard in 1994 and his J.D. cum laude, Honors in Intellectual Property from Boston University School of Law in 2010.

Contact: jholland[at]cyber.law.harvard.edu

Alexandra Soulier, Uppsala University

Alexandra Soulier, Uppsala University

Alexandra Soulier is a postdoc researcher at the Centre for Research Ethics and Bioethics (CRB) and contributes to the Human Genomics work flow in SIENNA.

Contact: alexandra.soulier[at]gmail.com

Amar Ashar, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society

Amar Ashar, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society

Amar Ashar is a senior researcher at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. His current research areas include issues of networked policymaking, improving information for decision makers in the public and private sectors, and harmful and hate speech online. He also manages a number of strategic and emerging efforts at the Center, and works closely with Berkman Klein staff, fellows, faculty, affiliates, and alumni, with a variety of colleagues across Harvard University, as well as with numerous external partners and collaborators.

Contact: ashar[at]cyber.law.harvard.edu

Bernard Reber, Sciences Po

Bernard Reber

Bernard Reber is a philosopher (moral and political philosophy, HDR/Sorbonne University) and political scientist (PhD/School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS) / Centre for sociological and political Studies Aron Centre, Paris). He is CNRS Director of research in SciencesPo and has been CERSES (CNRS Research Center on Meaning, Ethics and Society) vice-Director in charge of a new research area concerned with the ethics of Environment and Technologies.

Contact: bernard.reber[at]sciencespo.fr

Chris Bavitz, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society

Chris Bavitz, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society

Christopher T. Bavitz is Managing Director, Cyberlaw Clinic and the WilmerHale Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where he co-teaches the Counseling and Legal Strategy in the Digital Age seminar and teaches the seminar, Music & Digital Media. He is also Managing Director of HLS’s Cyberlaw Clinic, based at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. And, he is a Faculty Co-Director of the Berkman Klein Center. Chris concentrates his practice on intellectual property and media law, particularly in the areas of music, entertainment, and technology. He oversees many of the Clinic’s projects relating to copyright, speech, advising of startups, and the use of technology to support access to justice, and he serves as the HLS Dean’s Designate to Harvard’s Innovation Lab. Prior to joining the Clinic, Chris served as Senior Director of Legal Affairs for EMI Music North America. From 1998-2002, Chris was a litigation associate at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal and RubinBaum LLP / Rubin Baum Levin Constant & Friedman, where he focused on copyright and trademark matters. Chris received his B.A., cum laude, from Tufts University in 1995 and his J.D. from University of Michigan Law School in 1998.

Contact: cbavitz[at]cyber.law.harvard.edu

David Barnard-Wills, Trilateral Research

David Barnard-Wills, Trilateral Research

David Barnard-Wills is Senior Research Analyst at Trilateral since 2012. His research expertise includes various areas of interaction between technology and society, particular in the areas of security technologies, cyber security, surveillance and privacy, specialising in the intersection of technology, policy and the social world. He has conducted research for Trilateral on the cyber security of smart homes, privacy and security certification schemes, public attitudes to privacy and security, data protection policy and governance, and societal and privacy impact assessment. He has a PhD in Politics from the University of Nottingham and has previous been a Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, Cranfield University, and the UK's Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology. 

Contact: david.barnard-wills[at]trilateralresearch.com

David Wright, Trilateral research

David Wright, Trilateral research

David Wright is Director of Trilateral Research, a London-based research company, which he founded in 2004. He has been a partner in numerous projects funded by the European Commission involving privacy, surveillance, risk, security and ethics. He has published many articles on privacy impact assessment in peer-reviewed journals. He wrote the first articles on ethical impact assessment and surveillance impact assessment. Springer published his most recent book, Enforcing Privacy, co-edited with Paul De Hert, in April 2016. His previous books were Surveillance in Europe (Routledge, 2015) and Privacy Impact Assessment (Springer, 2012). The latter was the first such book on PIA.

Contact: david.wright[at]trilateralresearch.com

Dirk Lanzerath, EUREC

Dirk Lanzerath, leads SIENNA proposals work stream

Dirk Lanzerath is Secretary General of EUREC and Head of EUREC Office; Managing Director of the German Reference Centre (DRZE) of the University of Bonn; graduated in Biology and Philosophy; lecturer at the University of Bonn (Philosophy, Ethics, Bioethics), guest lecturer at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA (Ethics). As Faculty member of The Bioethics Program (Advanced Certificate Program in Research Ethics: Central and Eastern Europe) of The Graduate College of Union University Schenectady, Schenectady, NY, and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY (USA) he is very experienced in teaching research ethics in Central and Eastern European Countries. Research areas: ethics, bioethics, philosophy of science, philosophy of biology. Dirk Lanzerath is experienced in European networking processes and in coordinating large EC-Projects. He is coordinator of the ENERI project. Dirk Lanzerath leads the work stream developing proposals from the project.

Contact: lanzerath[at]eurecnet.org

Emilia Niemiec, Uppsala University

Emilia Niemiec, Uppsala University Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics (CRB)

Emilia Niemiec investigates ethical, legal and social implications of genomics in SIENNA project. She is a post-doc at Uppsala University's Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics. During her PhD (Erasmus Plus PhD Programme in Law, Science and Technology) she studied ethical and legal issues of whole genome sequencing. She conducted the first empirical study of direct-to-consumer offer of whole genome sequencing. Emilia holds degrees in Bioethics (MSc, University of Leuven) and Biotechnology (MEng, Warsaw University of Life Sciences).

Contact: niemiec.emilia@gmail.com

Francisco Lara Sanchez, University of Granada

Francisco Lara Sanchez, University of Granada

Francisco Lara is a Senior Lecturer of Moral Philosophy at the University of Granada, Spain. His research interests for many years have been about conciliation between personal values and ethical consequentialism and about ethical consideration of animals. Recently he has been working in diferent topics concerned with applied ethics, especially with bioethics. He has been a visiting researcher at the University of Cambridge, East Anglia and Oxford (at the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics). Currently Francisco Lara is leading an international research project about artificial intelligence and moral enhancement, funded by the Spanish Government.

Contact: flara[at]ugr.es

Heidi C. Howard, Uppsala University

Heidi C. Howard, Uppsala University

Heidi C. Howard leads the ethical and legal analysis of  SIENNA's genomics work stream. She is currently a senior researcher at the Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics (CRB) at Uppsala University. She received her undergraduate and doctoral degrees in Biology from McGill University (Montréal, Canada). She continued her genetics training in psychiatric genetics at the Centre for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona (Spain) and at the Douglas Hospital in Montréal (Canada). Heidi C. Howard is a recognized expert in the research field of ELSI of genetics/genomics, especially regarding the responsible translation of new technologies in genetics and genomics from the lab to the clinic.

Contact: heidi.howard[at]crb.uu.se

Hiroshi Miyashita, CHUO University

Hiroshi Miyashita, CHUO University

Dr Hiroshi Miyashita is Associate Professor of Law at Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan. He specializes in Constitutional Law and Information Law. Prior to the current position, Dr. Miyashita served for the Office of Personal Information Protection in the Cabinet Office and attended the OECD, APEC, APPA and Privacy Commissioners meetings as a Japanese delegate.He received Doctor in Law from Hitotsubashi University.  He was a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School, Brussels Privacy Hub and CRIDS (Centre de Recherche Information, Droit et Société), University of Namur. He published four books on privacy and over 100 academic articles including many on privacy and data protection.

Contact: hmiya.64r[at]g.chuo-u.ac.jp

Jantina de Vries, University of Cape Town

Jantina de Vries, University of Cape Town

Jantina de Vries will lead the South African contribution to the SIENNA project. She is a Senior Researcher in Bioethics at the University of Cape Town and obtained a DPhil at the University of Oxford. Her work focuses on developing ethical best practice for genomics research in Africa, and has contributed to developing an evidence base for best practice in informed consent for African genomics research, investigating ethical challenges relating to the sharing of African samples and data and exploring what constitutes fairness in African genomics research collaborations.

Contact: jantina.devries[at]uct.ac.za

Javier Valls Prieto, University of Granada

Javier Valls Prieto, University of Granada

Javier Valls Prieto is a Permanent Professor at the Inter-University Andalusian Institute of Criminology and at the Department of Criminal Law at the University of Granada, Spain. In this period of time he has participated in 6R+D projects. He was Head of the Master program on Criminality and Social work with young people from 2008-2010, in which he was in charge of the privacy and data protection system. He also worked in the design of the Privacy Impact Assessment in the use of Data Mining in the ePOOLICE project. He is Director of the Technology and Law Laboratory of the University of Granada.

Contact: jvalls[at]ugr.es

Josepine Fernow, Uppsala University

Josepine Fernow, WP7: Communicaton and dissemination

Josepine Fernow leads SIENNA's communications and dissemination work stream. She has more than 15 years experience from research communication. She works at Uppsala University's Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics (CRB) where she co-ordinates activities and manages external and internal communications. Josepine Fernow is one of the editors of the Biobank Perspectives newsletter on current issues in biobank ethics and law. She is also communications manager and public lead for the management work package in the IMI-funded public-private partnership PREFER.

Contact: josepine.fernow[at]crb.uu.se

Kush Wadhwa, Trilateral Research

Kush Wadhwa, Trilateral Research

Kush Wadhwa, Director at Trilateral Research, provides strategic leadership within the Trilateral team across a diverse set of technology, policy, and socio-economic areas of expertise. He leads teams that specialise in research and advisory services focused upon data sciences, including big data, data analytics, predictive analytics, social media analytics, and data-driven innovation. His work in these technology areas, which have emerged as a dominant force for innovation, is complemented by his prior work in social science focused projects related to data protection and privacy, crisis and disaster management, and by his work in the private sector in technology development organisations where he has extensive experience in business modelling, economic modelling, pilots and trials design and development, and innovation management. He has coordinated and participated in a number of European projects in FP7 and H2020. He has also provided consulting services to the European Commission, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the US Department of Homeland Security, the UK Home Office, and myriad other government organisations and inter-governmental and humanitarian bodies (NATO, UNHCR, OECD, American Red Cross). Mr. Wadhwa holds an MBA from New York University, is a frequent speaker at international conferences, and is widely published in industry and peer-reviewed journals.

Contact: kush.wadhwa[at]trilateralresearch.com

Lisa Tambornino, European Network of Research Ethics Committees

Lisa Tambornino, European Network of Research Ethics Committees

Lisa Tambornino studied philosophy, psychology and law at the University of Bonn. She obtained her PhD in philosophy in 2013. She has more than ten years of experience in working in interdisciplinary fields – in research, writing/editorial, project management and teaching. She was researcher and lecturer at the Jülich Research Centre and the German Reference Centre of Ethics in the Life Sciences. Currently, she is
research assistant at the EUREC Office. EUREC will lead the development of the SIENNA proposals and will contribute in many other ways to the projects access, e.g. by definig the approach for analysis and development of research ethics protocols and professional ethical codes and creating a survey of REC approaches and codes for human enhancement. EUREC represents RECs and associations of RECs in nearly all EU Member States. EUREC will work with the other partners and its own members to develop operational guidelines for research ethics for the three technologies.

Contact: tambornino[at]web.de

Liu Yigong, Dalian University of Technology

Liu Yigong, Dalian University of Technology

Liu Yigong is a full professor of law within the faculty of humanities and social sciences at Dalian University of Technology. He is the director of Jurisprudence Institute since 2009. From September 1999 to May 2000, he was a visiting scholar at the University of British Columbia (Canada). From August 2005 to October 2006, he was a visiting scholar at Boston College(USA). He focuses on the areas of jurisprudence, legal history, and comparative law.

Contact: liuyg2015[at]126.com

Marcelo de Araujo, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Marcelo de Araujo, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Marcelo de Araujo is Professor of Philosophy of Law at UFRJ (since 2004), and Associate Professor of Ethics and Political Philosophy at the State University of Rio de Janeiro, UERJ (since 2003). He is also a researcher at the Brazilian Research Council (CNPq). He received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Konstanz, Germany, in 2002. His current research focuses on the ethical and legal implications of the use of technologies for human enhancement. This research has benefited from financial support granted by CNPq, CAPES, Alexander von Humboldt, and FAPERJ.

Contact: marceloaraujo[at]direito.ufrj.br  

Maria Bottis, Ionian University

SIENNA consortium members

Maria Bottis is an Attorney-at-law and an Associate Professor, School of Information Science and Informatics, DALMS, Ionian University. She graduated from Arsakeion High School of Patras with High Honors (20/20 graduation certificate, first of class) and had been under full tuition scholarship throughout high school. In 1985, she topped the Greek National examinations for entrance in all Universities/all disciplines with 1998 points over 2000, and entered in Athens Law School first. She is a Honors graduate of Athens Law School (graduated first of class). She is a holder of a LL.M degree (Cambridge Law School UK) a LL.M degree from Yale Law School and a PhD on medical information law and ethics from the University of Athens.'

Contact: botti[at]otenet.gr

Maria Clara Dias, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Maria Clara Dias, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Maria Clara Dias graduated in Psychology from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) in 1986. She received a M.A degree in Philosophy from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ) in 1989. Clara Dias obtained her PhD degree in Philosophy from the Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany in 1993. She pursued postdoctoral studies at the University of Connecticut, USA (2003); University of Oxford, UK (2006-2007) and at Tulane University, USA (2015). She has been a full professor at the UFRJ since 1997. Clara Dias coordinates the Center of Bioethics and Applied Ethics (NEA) and the Center for Social Inclusion (NIS). She works primarily in the field of philosophy with expertise in ethics, political philosophy, and the philosophy of mind.

Contact: mcdias1964[at]gmail.com

Philip Jansen, University of Twente

Philip Jansen, University of Twente

Philip Jansen is a PhD candidate at the Philosophy Department of the University of Twente, specialising in the ethics of artificial intelligence. In addition, he is an ethics advisor for the University of Twente’s F​aculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science​. Philip was a research associate in the EU-funded SATORI project (2013–2017, http://satoriproject.eu) and has (co-)authored a number of professional and academic publications on ethics assessment of research and innovation. He holds a master’s degree in philosophy and ethics of technology from the University of Twente (cum laude), and has written an award-winning master’s thesis on the ethics of surveillance by unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) in civil contexts.

Contact: p.h.jansen[at]utwente.nl

Robert Gianni, Sciences PO

Robert Gianni, Sciences PO

Dr Robert Gianni is a postdoctoral researcher at SciencesPo Paris and Ethics Expert at the European Commission. Robert holds a PhD in Political and Theoretical Philosophy. He has been working on the relation between science and society with a particular focus on their regulations and the possible intersections. The current aim of his research is to critically scrutinize the different registers of justification of technological innovation and their repercussions for social development.

Contact: robert.gianni[at]sciencespo.fr

Ryan Budisch, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society

Ryan Budisch, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society

Ryan Budish is a Senior Researcher at the Berkman Klein Center.  In his time at Berkman Klein, Ryan has contributed policy and legal analysis to a number of projects and reports and has led several significant initiatives relating to artificial intelligence, Internet censorship, corporate transparency about government surveillance, and multistakeholder governance mechanisms. Ryan received his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. 

Contact: rbudish[at]cyber.law.harvard.edu

Santa Slokenberga, Uppsala University

Santa Slokenberga, Uppsala University

Santa Slokenberga, Uppsala University, contributes to the human genomics work stream. She received her LLD in medical law in November 2016. Her research focuses on the coexistence of the EU and Council of Europe in regulating health-related direct-to-consumer genetic testing. In addition, she has been teaching in the fields of EU law and medical law and since 2011, she is lecturing in several medical law related subjects at Riga Stradins University (Latvia) for both undergraduate and graduate students, including supervision. Since 2014, Santa Slokenberga teaches the summer school course “Comparative human rights in healthcare” at Yale University. Prior to starting her doctoral studies, Santa Slokenberga worked as a legal advisor for Deloitte Latvia.

Contact: santa.slokenberga[at]jur.uu.se

Saskia Nagel, University of Twente

Saskia Nagel, University of Twente

Saskia Nagel leads SIENNA's human enhancement work stream. She is an Associate Professor in philosophy and ethics of technology at UT. Her areas of expertise and research interests lie at the intersection of ethics, philosophy, the life sciences (in particular neuroscience and cognitive science), and technologies. She has led a research group studying the ethical, anthropological, and social implications of our growing knowledge about the brain’s plasticity. She co-authored the first position paper on pediatric enhancement, which was supported by several major US American physician associations.

Contact: s.k.nagel[at]utwente.nl

Sean Jensen, University of Twente

Sean Jensen, University of Twente

Sean Jensen is a Ph.D. candidate working on the Ethics of Human Enhancement in an International Context at the Philosophy Department of the University of Twente. He recently completed his MA in Bioethics at New York University, where he focused on the ethics of new & emerging technologies and worked with the Future of Life Institute on a research-based internship investigating biotechnology. Previously, he received a BA in English & Philosophy from Northern Illinois University and wrote a novel.

Contact: s.r.jensen[at]utwente.nl

Stearns Broadhead, Trilateral Research

Stearns Broadhead, Trilateral Research

Stearns Broadhead is Research Analyst at Trilateral Research. His academic training focused on ethics, law and political science. In 2014, Stearns received a PhD in Political Science (Political Philosophy) from Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary. He also has a Master’s degree (MA) in Political Science (Political Philosophy) from CEU and a Bachelor’s degree (BA) in Philosophy from the New School for Social Research (Eugene Lang College). Stearns’ current research interests include: ethics, human-machine interface, emerging technologies and privacy. His project experience includes participation in the preparation of EU-funding proposals (SATE and EUCOTTI, respectively) at the University of Graz. He also contributed to a project on Corporate Social Responsibility for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), titled “City of Vienna Competence Team for Sustainable, Strategic and Opportunity-Oriented Management of SMEs,” which was conducted by the University of Applied Sciences Vienna (FH Wien). In addition to research, Stearns has taught at the college level on political and legal philosophy.

Contact: stearns.broadhead[at]trilateralresearch.com

Zuzanna Warso, Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights

Zuzanna Warso

Zuzanna Warso is responsible for the legal and human rights research, and she is coordinating the work on generalizing the project’s results. Since 2011 she has been working as a lawyer at Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights. In her work she explores intersections of human rights and technology, with a particular focus on the issue of women’s rights. Zuzanna Warso passed the bar exam in April 2017. She is a member of the Women’s Rights Group by the Polish Bar Council. In 2017, she was been awarded the Marshall Memorial Fellowship by the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

Contact: zwarso[at]hfhr.org.pl

Wang Qian, Dalian University of Technology

Wang Qian, Dalian University of Technology

Wang Qian is a full professor of philosophy and ethics of science and technology within the department of philosophy at Dalian University of Technology. He is vice director of the academic committee at DUT and the director of the academic committee at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. In addition, he is also the scientific director of 8TU Center for Ethics and Technology (eight key universities) since 2011. He has published extensive academic papers in the area of ethical and philosophical issues on emerging technology, management of intellectual resources, management of science and technology, and responsible innovation of specific projects.

Contact: qianwang[at]dlut.edu.cn

Wen Chengwei, Dalian University of Technology

Wen Chengwei, Dalian University of Technology

Wen Chengwei graduated from the philosophy department of Beijing Normal University and received her Philosophy Bachelor Degree in 1987. She graduated in philosophy of technology and science at the Northeastern University School of Humanities and Law (doctoral Degree in 2004). Since 2005 she has been professor, and currently she is professor in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Dalian University of Technology. Also she is PhD supervisor and member of the department of philosophy. Previously, she served as vice-minister for Instruction at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Contact: sywenchw[at]aliyun.com

Yan Ping, Dalian University of Technology

Yan Ping, Dalian University of Technology

Yan Ping is coordinator of 8TU Ethics Center in China. She received her PhD in philosophy of science and technology in June 2017. Her research focuses on ethics of technology, responsible research and innovation (RRI) and engineering ethics. She has won Erasmus Mundus Scholarship and worked in Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the summer 2013. She has published several papers on responsible innovation and education of ethics of science and technology, especially focus on responsible innovation in port development.

Contact: yanping[at]mail.dlut.edu.cn

Yu Xue, Dalian University of Technology

Yu Xue, Dalian University of Technology

Yu Xue is a PhD student at Dalian University of Technology, and a visiting scholar at TU Delft from September 2015 to August 2016. She is also an affiliate member of 4TU.Center for Ethics and Technology and a member of 8TU. Center for Ethics and Technology. She focuses on the ethical topics and philosophical issues about emerging technologies, especially human-machines interactions. She takes part in some foundations and publishes some academic papers on robot ethics, moral self-driving cars or human-machines interactions.

Contact: yuxue526[at]126.com