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Professors Hany Farid and Joshua Blumenstock have been awarded seed funding for their projects designed to mitigate the COVID-19 crisis by CITRIS and the Banatao Institute.
Josh Blumenstock
As the COVID-19 crisis continues, hundreds of millions of citizens of low-income countries are being left without work or income. Assistant Professor Joshua Blumenstock discusses new methods to combat this.
Hany Farid
Despite growing sentiments that deepfakes are the “dog that never barked,” Hany Farid believes the worst is yet to come.
Professor Steve Weber
Weber has been a distinguished member of the UC Berkeley academic community for thirty years. His research focuses on the political economy of knowledge-intensive industries.
Josh Blumenstock
Professor Josh Blumenstock is leading a team that has received a grant to investigate and address eviction spikes and displacement risks related to COVID-19.
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Several young faculty have receive presitigous awards and fellowships in 2020: Aditya Parameswaran, Josh Blumenstock and David Bamman.
Ji Su Yoo
Ph.D. student Ji Su Yoo advocates for increasing diversity in tech education and industry, especially since emerging technologies can disproportionally impact marginalized communities.
Akshay Punhani (MIMS ’20)
Akshay Punhani and J.M. Porup have been awarded this year’s Curtis B. Smith Cybersecurity Fellowship.
Josh Blumenstock
The award will support Blumenstock’s work on a new paradigm of algorithmic decision-making  that prioritizes social impact.
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Most Fall 2021 INFO classes will be held in person on the UC Berkeley campus. Faculty and staff are beginning to return to campus, in preparation for the Fall 2021 semester.

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