ITP Alum Awarded Facebook Research Fellowship

Monday, Feb 3, 2020

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Facebook Fellows

ITP Alum Diana Freed has been awarded a 2020 Facebook Research Fellowship. 

Every year, the Facebook Fellowship program awards PhD candidates conducting research in important topics across computer science and engineering such as computer vision, programming languages, computational social science, and more. Recipients of the Facebook Fellowship award receive tuition and fees paid for up to two academic years and a stipend of $42,000, which includes conference travel support.

The program is now in its ninth year and has supported over 108 PhD candidates from a broad range of universities. This year, we’ve selected 36 outstanding Fellows from 16 universities in the U.S. and six universities outside of the U.S. Altogether, we received 1,876 applications from over 100 universities worldwide.

Diana is a PhD student in the Department of Computer and Information Science at Cornell University where she is co-advised by Nicki Dell and Tom Ristenpart. Her research focuses on advancing the current understanding of how digital technologies are used as tools of abuse.  She combines techniques from computer security, HCI, psychology, and law to develop new tools, technologies, and theories to detect and mitigate technology-enabled abuse.

Diana is a 2019-20 Digital Life Doctoral Fellow, a recipient of the 2017-18 Engaged Cornell Graduate Student Grant, an Affiliate and 2015-16 Fellow at the Data and Society Research Institute, and a 2015-17 NYU Visiting Scholar. Prior to Cornell she completed an MPS from NYU-ITP, an MS in Biology from NYU, and an MA in Psychology from Columbia University.

See more about the program here and more about Diana here.