Ning is an ethicist and a political scientist based at University of Zurich since 2017. She has a broad research interest in the ethics assessment and responsible governance of emerging and future technologies, such as AI, robotics, and autonomous systems. Through empirical studies, Ning aims to address the ethical, social, legal, and regulatory challenges disruptive technologies pose to society, explore responsive analytical approaches in the understanding and evaluation of them, and propose practical governance tools for the design, development, and use of them.
In between her academic endeavors, Ning led projects on ethics policy development for international organizations across government, industry, and NGOs. As a strong advocate of bottom-up forces for social change, she is dedicated to bridging the gap between science and society, with active engagement in influential non-academic institutions such as the World Economic Forum, among others.