School of Information alumnus Alessandro Acquisti (Ph.D. 2003) was named one of the inaugural recipients of the Carnegie Fellowship. Acquisti is a professor of information technology and public policy at the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University.
Thirty-One Fellows Announced by Carnegie Corporation of New York
Carnegie Corporation of New York announced the names of 31 Andrew Carnegie Fellows today as the inaugural class of a major annual fellowship program that will provide support for scholars in the social sciences and humanities. Recipients will receive up to $200,000 each, which will enable them to devote between one and two years to research and writing.
The Andrew Carnegie Fellows are an exceptional group of established and emerging scholars, journalists, and authors whose work distills knowledge, enriches our culture, and equips leaders in the realms of science, law, business, public policy, and the arts. The fellowships aim to provide new perspectives on the program’s overarching theme for 2015: Current and Future Challenges to U.S. Democracy and International Order. Winning proposals address issues including policing and race, big data and privacy, the impact of an aging population, the safety of generic drugs, and how attitudes are formed among voters. The Corporation will award a total of $6.4 million to the inaugural class....