Maéva El Bouchikhi is an SNSF doctoral student in public administration since december 2021 in the framework of the NRP 77 project "Internet of things for occupational health: Practical, ethical, and legal issues" under the supervision of Professors Sophie Weerts (Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration, University of Lausanne) and Christine Clavien (IEH2, University of Geneva).

Maéva El Bouchikhi holds a law degree from the University of Strasbourg (2017) and an Erasmus Mundus Master's degree in International and European Law (2018) from Trinity College of Ireland (Dublin, Ireland). She was then valedictorian of the Master in International Legal Careers (2019) at the University of Grenoble-Alpes (France) jointly with the Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies of Kobe University (Japan). Her Master’s thesis focused on the ethics of autonomous lethal weapons in relation to public international law and international humanitarian law and the need for a human-centric approach to these technologies.

Due to her interest in the regulation of new technologies and her experiences within the parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe and the French Data Protection Authority (Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés, CNIL), Maéva El Bouchikhi has been actively working for several years on the regulation and legal issues of artificial intelligence. She is now interested in the ethical and legal issues of IoT technologies for occupational health purposes.