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Jasmine McNealy Receives Prestigious 2020 Google Award for Inclusion Research

Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications associate director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project and Telecommunication associate professor, has received a 2020 Award for Inclusion Research sponsored by Google.

Jasmine McNealy
Jasmine McNealy

Her proposal, “Mutual Aid and Community Engagement: Community-Based Mechanisms Against Algorithmic Bias,” was one of only 16 selected from more than 100 applications worldwide. She will receive up to $60,000 to support the advancement of her research.

The global Google Award for Inclusion Research program supports faculty who are conducting innovative research that will have a societal impact and focuses on the use of computing and technology to address the needs of underrepresented populations.

The 16 proposals chosen for funding focused on an array of topics around diversity and inclusion, algorithmic bias, education innovation, health tools, accessibility, gender bias, AI for social good, security, and social justice.

Posted: October 22, 2020
Category: College News, First Amendment Project
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