Fernando Delgado, an Info Sci doctoral student, has been accepted into Day One's Public Interest Technology Accelerator, a new program designed to develop tech policy proposals that could be implemented in the next presidential term.
A partnership between the Public Interest Technology University Network (aka PIT-UN, which Cornell joined in February) and the Day One Project, the accelerator includes leading tech policy practioners developing proposals for action in the public interest technology space. Delgado's accepted proposal is called "Developing a National Infrastructure for Applied Research on Decision Automation Technology." He was the only graduate student accepted into this program's cohort.
Via Day One Project: "Delgado's current academic research focuses on elaborating and refining design, evaluation, and governance frameworks for automated decision systems in high-stakes domains. He draws on theory and methods from the social science of technology and law, as well as the computational fields of information retrieval and machine learning. His research is supported by the McNair Scholars Program , the MacArthur Foundation program on Technology in the Public Interest, and the Russell Sage Foundation initiative on Computational Social Science."