Last Tuesday, 5 December, we held the 2023 Pulse Research Fellowship Review webinar (watch the recording below) to showcase the work achieved by this year’s cohort and answer questions about next year’s program.
Here is a snapshot of the program and its outputs.
82 Applications from 35 Countries > 3 Inagural Fellows
For the inaugural edition of the fellowship, we received 82 applications from 35 countries. Ten proposals were considered in the next round, during which candidates had to provide detailed project proposals.
Our criteria for selection were:
- Relevance to Internet Society Pulse focus areas
- Quality of the application
- Whether or not the project has some potential, either as a research study, a novel technique, or a new product
All 10 shortlisted projects were very high quality and relevant to Pulse’s four focuses that seek to measure and track Internet shutdowns, Internet enabling technologies, Internet resilience, and market concentration.
Below is a list of the eventual 2023 fellows and their project outcomes.
Alagappan Ramanathan, PhD Student at the University of California, Irvine, US
Project Title: Analyzing cross-layer resilience of the Internet under catastrophic natural disasters
- A novel method for mapping the Internet at the physical and network layers with a connection to climate and natural disasters. The aim is to connect to early-detection systems and produce recommendations for alternative Internet routing to minimize disruption.
- “Nautilus: A Framework for Cross-Layer Cartography of Submarine Cables and IP Links” was accepted at ACM Sigmetrics 2024.
Aravindh Raman, Telefonica Research, Spain
Project Title: VizSphere: Visualizing global connectivity through the eyes of Internet observatories
- A cross-area visualization project to make global connectivity information accessible for policymakers.
- “Dissecting the Performance of Satellite Network Operators” was accepted at ACM CoNEXT 2023.
Sadia Nourin, Masters Student at the University of Maryland, US
Project Title: Widespread Censorship Measurement Without Endpoint Participation
- A novel method for detecting Internet disruptions where it is hard to get local vantage points.
- Published an extended abstract at FOCI.
Applications for the 2024 Pulse Research Fellowship close on 15 December
As a reminder, the submission deadline for next year’s intake is Friday, 15 December 2023. Apply now!