Photos of 2023 Pulse Research Fellows

2023 Pulse Research Fellowship Review

Amreesh Phokeer
Internet Resilience Insights, Internet Society
Categories:
Resilience, Shutdown
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December 15, 2023

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

Outcomes:

#InternetResilience #InternetOutages


Aravindh Raman, Telefonica Research, Spain

Project Title: VizSphere: Visualizing global connectivity through the eyes of Internet observatories

Outcomes:

#InternetResilience #LEOperformance


Sadia Nourin, Masters Student at the University of Maryland, US

Project Title: Widespread Censorship Measurement Without Endpoint Participation

Outcomes:

  • A novel method for detecting Internet disruptions where it is hard to get local vantage points.
  • Published an extended abstract at FOCI.

#InternetOutages

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!