Professor Brian Ray was quoted in the article “Cleveland Has Spent Millions on Police Cameras. Why Are the Locations a Secret?” published by the Marshall Project in Scene magazine. Ray and Professor Jonathan Witmer-Rich advised on a report and recommendation from the Cleveland Community Police Commission urging the City to adopt a community oversight process for surveillance technologies to provide greater transparency and accountability over their use by police and civilian agencies.
Ray also is one of two faculty from Cleveland State and Case Western Reserve Universities’ Internet of Things Collaborative (IoTC) who plans to work on a privacy-protective solution for illegal dumping powered by artificial intelligence for the City of Cleveland recently approved by Cleveland City Council. Ray is a founding member of the IoTC, which has received over $3 million in funding from the Cleveland Foundation.