Ryan Whalen

Fellow 2023/2025

▌▌▌Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong
▌▌▌PhD at Northwestern University School of Law

Ryan Whalen is a distinguished academic and researcher currently serving as an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong. Specializing in intellectual property law, computational legal studies, and innovation policy, Dr. Whalen brings a multidisciplinary approach to his work, combining law, computer science, and data analytics.

He holds a J.D. from the Northwestern University School of Law (Evanston), a Ph.D. in Media, Technology & Society from Northwestern University in Chicago, a B.A.in History at the Saint Mary’s University in Halifax (Canada) and a M.A. in International Communication Studies at National Chengchi University in Taipei. . His impressive educational background provides a strong foundation for his research endeavors.

Dr. Whalen has an extensive publication record, with his work appearing in top-tier law reviews, interdisciplinary journals, and conference proceedings. His research employs computational methods to address complex questions in law and policy, making significant contributions to the understanding of intellectual property systems, legal networks, and innovation ecosystems.

In addition to his research, Dr. Whalen is also committed to teaching and has experience instructing courses in intellectual property law, legal analytics, and legal research methods. His teaching style is known for its emphasis on critical thinking, problem-solving, and the application of technology in legal practice.

He is an active member of several professional organizations and has presented his research at numerous international conferences, workshops, and symposia. His innovative approaches to legal scholarship and education have garnered him recognition and respect in both the academic and professional communities.

Dr. Ryan Whalen’s unique blend of legal expertise, computational skills, and a focus on actionable research makes him a leading figure in the evolving landscape of legal academia.

  • University of Hong Kong