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Cifellows Status Report


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The Computing Innovation Fellows (CIFellows) Project has received 526 applications for CIFellowships from 145 distinct colleges and universities. The applications reveal a total of 949 different applicant-mentor pairs, with mentors from 198 universities, companies, and non-profits. Twenty-seven percent of the applicants are female, 42 percent are U.S. citizens, 5 percent are permanent residents, and 6 percent come from an underrepresented racial/ethnic group.

AI/Machine Learning/Robotics/Vision was the leading research subdiscipline for the applicants at 21 percent, followed by Networks/Operating Systems at 9 percent, Scientific/Medical Informatics at 8 percent, Hardware/Architecture at 7 percent, HCI/CSCW at 7 percent, and Information Assurance/Security/Privacy/Cryptography at 7 percent. More than 1,200 people have expressed interest in hosting a CIFellow.

The Selection Committee has begun the review process, and the final decisions could be made as early as July 10.

From Computing Community Consortium
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