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Safiya Noble

Co-founder & Faculty Director, UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry

Dr. Safiya U. Noble is an internet studies scholar and Professor of Gender Studies and African American Studies at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where she serves as Co-Founder and Co-Director of UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry (C2i2). She holds affiliations in the School of Education & Information Studies, and is a Research Associate at Oxford Internet Institute at University of Oxford where she is a Commissioner on the Oxford Commission on AI & Good Governance (OxCAIGG).


In 2021, she was recognized as a MacArthur Foundation Fellow for her ground-breaking work on algorithmic discrimination, which prompted her founding of Equity Engine to accelerate investment in companies, education, and networks driven by women of color. She is the author of the best-selling book Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism (NYU Press). She is the recipient of a Hellman Fellowship and the UCLA Early Career Award. In 2022, she was the inaugural NAACP-Archewell Digital Civil Rights Award recipient.


Her academic research focuses on the internet and its impact on society. Her work is both sociological and interdisciplinary, marking ways that digital media intersects with issues of race, gender, culture, power, and technology.


Dr. Noble is a board member of Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, serving those vulnerable to online harassment, and of Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, America’s Black think tank.

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Evaluation Panel Members

Evaluation Panel judges will score and provide feedback on the applications assigned to them using the scoring rubric, and each valid application will receive five sets of reviews with scores that have been statistically normalized to ensure a level playing field. Applicants are encouraged to use this valuable feedback to strengthen and refine their solutions as they implement projects and secure other funding sources.  

Meet the judges featured here, and more Evaluation Panel members will be added in the next few months.

Michele

Michele Jawando
Senior Vice President of Programs, Omidyar Network

Michele

Michele Jawando
Senior Vice President of Programs, Omidyar Network

Richard

Richard Whitt
President, GLIA Foundation

Richard

Richard Whitt
President, GLIA Foundation

Astha

Astha Kapoor
Co-Founder, Aapti Institute

Astha

Astha Kapoor
Co-Founder, Aapti Institute

Jeni

Jeni Tennison
Founder & Executive Director, Connected by Data; ex-ODI CEO

Jeni

Jeni Tennison
Founder & Executive Director, Connected by Data; ex-ODI CEO

Dirk

Dirk Bergemann
Professor, Yale University

Dirk

Dirk Bergemann
Professor, Yale University

David

David Eaves
Associate Professor in Digital Government, UCL

David

David Eaves
Associate Professor in Digital Government, UCL

Parminder

Parminder Jeet Singh
Executive Director, IT for Change

Parminder

Parminder Jeet Singh
Executive Director, IT for Change

Salome

Salome Viljoen
Fellow, Columbia Law School

Salome

Salome Viljoen
Fellow, Columbia Law School

J. Bob

J. Bob Alotta
VP, Global Programs, Mozilla Data Futures Lab

J. Bob

J. Bob Alotta
VP, Global Programs, Mozilla Data Futures Lab

Sylvie

Sylvie Delacroix
Professor in Law and Ethics , University of Birmingham

Sylvie

Sylvie Delacroix
Professor in Law and Ethics , University of Birmingham

Tim

Tim O'Reilly
Founder, O'Reilly Media

Tim

Tim O'Reilly
Founder, O'Reilly Media

Paul

Paul Romer
Professor, NYU

Paul

Paul Romer
Professor, NYU

Rainer

Rainer Kattel
Professor & Deputy Director, Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, University College London

Rainer

Rainer Kattel
Professor & Deputy Director, Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, University College London

Lili

Lili Gangas
Chief Technology Community Officer, Kapor Center

Lili

Lili Gangas
Chief Technology Community Officer, Kapor Center

Benjamin

Benjamin Moskowitz
Vice President, Innovation Lab, Consumer Reports

Benjamin

Benjamin Moskowitz
Vice President, Innovation Lab, Consumer Reports

Tazin

Tazin Khan Norelius
Founder, Cyber Collective

Tazin

Tazin Khan Norelius
Founder, Cyber Collective

Paromita

Paromita Shah
Executive Director, Just Futures Law

Paromita

Paromita Shah
Executive Director, Just Futures Law

Mahlet (Milly)

Mahlet Zimeta
Head of Public Policy, The Open Data Institute

Mahlet (Milly)

Mahlet Zimeta
Head of Public Policy, The Open Data Institute

Bruce

Bruce Schneier
Fellow, Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School

Bruce

Bruce Schneier
Fellow, Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School

Bertrand

Bertrand de la Chapelle
Co-Founder & Chief Vision Officer, Datasphere Initiative; Executive Director & Co-founder, Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network

Bertrand

Bertrand de la Chapelle
Co-Founder & Chief Vision Officer, Datasphere Initiative; Executive Director & Co-founder, Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network

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Selection Committee Members

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Michele

Michele Jawando
Senior Vice President of Programs, Omidyar Network

Tim

Tim O'Reilly
Founder, O'Reilly Media

Paul

Paul Romer
Professor, NYU

Tazin

Tazin Khan Norelius
Founder, Cyber Collective

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