Massachusetts Institute of Technology

For Support Of The Election Data And Science Lab

  • Amount
    $1,400,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    11/14/2016
  • Term
    42 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Overview
The MIT Election Data and Science Lab will be established to advance and disseminate scientific knowledge about the conduct of elections, primarily in the United States but with attention to the rest of the world. By addressing the multiple audiences of academic researchers, the general public, and practitioners, it will serve a unique role among individuals and institutions dedicated to improving the conduct of American elections and support a growing network of election science research centers across the U.S.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.mit.edu 
Address
77 Massachusetts Avenue
26-237
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
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for the establishment of the Cybersecurity Policy Initiative  
The Internet Policy Research Initiative (IPRI) at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT) was founded in 2015 as a campuswide initiative pioneering a new style of cross-disciplinary research and policy dialogue, bringing together scholars from across the campus. The initiative is housed in MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, but has a campuswide mandate with faculty and graduate students from the schools of Engineering; Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences; and the Sloan School of Management. In 2020, MIT announced the creation of the new Schwarzman College of Computing with a commitment to address the social, ethical, and public policy impact of computing in society. The college is now hiring 50 new faculty to lead its work. Since 2020, IPRI has been playing the central role in the college’s new computing policy mission by driving cross-institute AI policy research and engagement, and launching a new Future of Data, Trust, and Privacy initiative. Bridge funds will provide interim support for IPRI research, education, and outreach activities in the college as long-term funding for those functions is solidified.

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