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Introducing CTSP’s Inaugural Collaborative Projects & Fellows

By Galen PangerNick Doty, CTSP Co-Directors  |  Permalink

We are extremely pleased to announce the selection of 11 collaborative projects and to welcome 28 fellows to the Center for our inaugural year. We received a total of 50 proposals from over 125 collaborators and were impressed by the diversity of ideas and teams, and the potential they hold to make a difference.

The 11 projects we selected, however, stood out for their focus and ambition, for their potential to advance the state of affairs in our four areas, and for their ability to speak to larger, not solely academic, audiences. From investigating how technology can amplify existing social biases to understanding users’ views of algorithmic decision-making, these projects will tackle important issues with smart, practical approaches.

Fellows by the Numbers

The 28 fellows for the 2015-2016 cycle represent a diverse set of disciplines and backgrounds. Fifteen are Berkeley-affiliated, 9 are pursuing a PhD, 4 are pursuing a Master’s degree or JD, 4 are University faculty or lecturers, 3 are postdocs or visiting scholars, 19 are female, and 9 are practitioners from industry, NGOs or government.

Our fellows hail from universities around the world, including UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, NYU, the University of Washington, the University of Qatar, RPI, the University of Sydney and Santa Clara University, and from disciplines as diverse as computer science, law, cognitive science, international relations, sociology, information, communications, psychology and visual art.

Meet the Fellows @ Happy Hour

We’re eager for our fellows to get to work, and for you to get to know them. Come to the happy hour on Thursday, December 3rd to have a beer or some wine and mingle with our inaugural class of fellows.

CTSP Happy Hour
Thursday, December 3rd
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
South Hall (Second Floor), Berkeley School of Information

There will be a brief presentation at 6 p.m.

Hope to see you there!

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