Gili Vidan is an assistant professor in the Department of Information Science at the Cornell Bowers College of Computing and Information Science and a field member in the STS department and Media Studies program. Trained as a historian of computing and Science and Technology Studies (STS) researcher, her work examines how trust is established both in digital technologies and through digital mediation and how notions of authenticity, knowability, and good governance are implicated in the making of new digital objects. Her research interests include authentication and the politics of cryptography, the specter of the digital fake, and AI and emerging technology regulation. Her book project, “Technologies of Trust,” traces technical attempts to solve the problems of trust and authentication in the late 20th- and early 21st-century US.