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Announcing 2023 Pulse Research Fellows

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May 8, 2023

The Internet Society is pleased to announce the inaugural cohort of Pulse Research Fellows — Alagappan Ramanathan, Aravindh Raman, and Sadia Nourin.

Over the next six months, Alagappan, Aravindh, and Sadia will work with the Internet Society Pulse Research team to develop their proposed research projects. The Fellowship allows individuals to bring new perspectives, innovative ideas, and research experience to the Pulse project to improve our understanding and analysis of the health and evolution of the Internet.

NameProject TitleOutcomes
Alagappan RamanathanAnalyzing Cross-layer Resilience of the Internet under Catastrophic Natural DisastersA 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.

Internet Resilience | Internet Shutdowns
Aravindh RamanVizSphere: Visualizing global connectivity through the eyes of Internet ObservatoriesA cross-area visualization project to make global connectivity information easier to access for policymakers.
Internet Resilience
Sadia NourinWidespread Censorship Measurement Without Endpoint ParticipationA novel method for detecting Internet disruptions where it is hard to get local vantage points.

Internet Shutdowns

Thanks to everyone who applied. We received 82 applications from 35 countries, from which 10 were selected to provide a detailed project proposal. All shortlisted projects were very high quality and relevant to Pulse’s four focuses that seek to measure and make sense of Internet shutdowns, Internet enabling technologies, Internet resilience, and market concentration.

Stay tuned for project updates from the fellows via the Pulse Blog and Pulse Newsletter.

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