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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.
David Bamman
Assistant Professor David Bamman was honored for for his research designing computational methods for natural language processing for fiction.
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Ollie Downs is a 5th Year MIDS student with a strong commitment to LGBTQ equality in data science.
Aditya Parameswaran
The Sloan Research Fellowship is given to the brightest up-and-coming scientists in the United States.
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Research indicates that standardized entrance examinations are weak predictors of academic success and that overemphasizing GRE and GMAT scores reinforces structural disadvantages to some demographic groups.
Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist and Craig Newmark Philanthropies
Citizen Clinic, a public-interest cybersecurity clinic at the UC Berkeley School of Information, received a grant from Craig Newmark Philanthropies for its work helping politically-vulnerable organizations defend themselves against online threats.

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