Nikita Aggarwal is a DPhil (PhD) candidate at the Faculty of Law, as well as a Research Associate at the Oxford Internet Institute's Digital Ethics Lab, directed by Professor Luciano Floridi. Her research examines the legal and ethical challenges due to emerging, data-driven technologies, with a particular focus on machine learning in consumer lending. Her DPhil research is jointly supervised by Professors John Armour and Horst Eidenmüller (Faculty of Law) and Professor Tom Melham (Department of Computer Science).
Prior to entering academia, Nikita was an attorney in the legal department of the International Monetary Fund, where she advised on financial sector law reform in the Euro area and worked extensively on initiatives to reform the legal and policy frameworks for sovereign debt restructuring. She previously practiced as an associate with Clifford Chance LLP, where she specialized in EU financial regulation and sovereign debt restructuring. She earned an LLB (Hons) from the London School of Economics and Political Science.