AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships in Big Data and Analytics

By Renee Dopplick, ACM Director of Public Policy
October 11, 2013

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is accepting applications for its Science and Technology Policy Fellowship program. Fellows are placed in congressional and executive branch offices. This year, a new track in Big Data and Analytics will place PhD computer scientists in federal agencies. This is a great opportunity for computer scientists to help policymakers better understand the federal policy and regulatory issues from a technological perspective.

Key policy issues for Big Data and Analytics Policy Fellows could include:

  • Data governance for big data analytics projects
  • Data privacy and security
  • Safeguards against data misuse
  • Innovation
  • Infrastructure
  • Integrity
  • Ethics of intelligent information systems
  • Public benefits of big data

AAAS expects to place up to 15 Big Data and Analytics Fellows.

Applicants must hold a PhD or an equivalent doctoral-level degree in a scientific or engineering disciple or a master’s degree in engineering with three years of professional experience. The program is only open to U.S. citizens.

The deadline for applications is November 1, 2013.