danah boyd, a researcher at Microsoft Research who studies technology and society, has joined Georgetown as a visiting distinguished professor, accelerating a university initiative on technology, ethics, governance and policy.
Faculty, student and alumni researchers in Georgetown’s Happiness Lab found online interactions with close ties predicted positive effects — but online interactions with strangers are associated with lower connectedness.
Kartikeya Uniyal (SFS’23), whose Access Labs uses websites and chatbots to develop accessible and engaging skills training for high school students, received support from Georgetown and other universities and organizations.
Assistant Professor of Management Jennifer Logg “Theory of Machine” research examines how people expect algorithmic and human judgment to differ, helping companies produce analytical insights – and actually use them.
National Science Foundation selected Cyber SMART Research Center as an Industry University Cooperative Research Center, awarding the center a $1 million grant to expand its capacity for multidisciplinary cyber research.
Psychology professor Rachel Barr and other researchers – including Georgetown undergraduates, graduate students and alumni – find video chat helps grandparents overcome social isolation and stay connected to grandchildren.
Maximilian Goetz (B’24) founded Robotics for All to provide equitable educational opportunities to students of all backgrounds, particularly low-income and underrepresented students, with an emphasis on education in STEM.