We are thrilled to announce the 2017 cohort for the Berkman Klein Assembly pilot program launching in January. The program gathers developers and tech industry professionals for a rigorous three-week course at Harvard University, followed by a twelve-week collaborative development period to explore hard problems with running code.
The program is designed as an exciting opportunity to assemble a diverse group tasked with tackling a current challenge at the intersection of code and policy. In 2017, this challenge focuses on the question: How do we move beyond a world where virtually every computing device and network is insecure?
The 2017 cohort is made up of seventeen diverse participants with deep experience working on a wide range of areas across the private sector, academia, and civil society organizations. See below for a summary of the 2017 cohort! Participants include developers, leaders, and managers from Google, Cisco, UNICEF, Akamai, and Square, along with researchers and Ph.D. candidates from MIT and the University of London.
The pilot will be launching on January 3, 2017. For more information about the program and individuals involved, visit the Berkman Klein Assembly website. To get in touch with any questions you might have, please feel free to email us at email@example.com.
The 2017 Berkman Klein Assembly Cohort
Full bios of the cohort available here: http://brk.mn/Assembly2017
Abhishek (Bobo) Bose-Kolanu
Research Practioner; Ph.D. Candidate in Duke University's Literature Program
Product Manager on the Risk & Security Team at Square
Outreach and Education Manager at Google
Founder and Development Lead for The Guardian Project; Director of Technology at Tibet Action Institute; Berkman Klein Fellow
Chief Data Scientist and Lead Engineer at KnowledgeHound; Policy Wonk; Entreprenuer
Harvard Business School Student
Senior Researcher in the Safety Engineering Group at Akamai Technologies
ISP Fellow at Yale Law School
Software Engineer; Technologist and Activist
Data scientist and community organizer; Berkman Klein Center Fellow
Bao Kham Chau
SaaS Software Engineer at Cisco Systems; ASP Fellow at MIT
Chief Security Officer at BWI (German IBM subsidiary)
Postdoctoral Researcher in the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms
Freelance National Security and Cybersecurity Reporter
Thyla van der Merwe
PhD Candidate in the Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security at Royal Holloway, University of London
Chief Technology Officer at UNICEF's Global Innovation Centre
Associate Technical Staff in the Cyber System Assessments Group at MIT Lincoln Labs