CSC News

March 20, 2008

Massey & Otto Receive Google Policy Fellowships

Aaron Massey and Paul Otto, NC State computer science doctoral students and researchers with ThePrivacyPlace.Org, were recently announced to be two of just 12 Google Policy Fellowship recipients in the nation.

Massey and Otto were selected from a competitive and talented applicant pool of more than 350 students. Each Google Policy Fellow receives a stipend of $7,000 to intern at their host organization for ten weeks during the summer.

Massey will intern at the Cato Institute, a non-profit public policy research foundation headquartered in Washington, D.C., while Otto will intern at the Center for Democracy and Technology, also located in Washington, D.C.

Through these internships, Google Policy Fellows have the opportunity to work at the forefront of debates on broadband and access policy, content regulation, copyright and trademark reform, consumer privacy, open government, and more.  Each Fellow is assigned a lead mentor at their host organizations, but will have the opportunity to work with several senior staff members over the course of the summer. 

Google Policy Fellows are expected to make substantive contributions to the work of their organization, including conducting policy research and analysis; drafting reports and analyses; attending government and industry meetings and conferences; and participating in other advocacy activities.

Otto is jointly enrolled as a law student at Duke University's Law School and as a Ph.D. student in NC State University’s computer science program.  Massey has similar intentions. 

Massey and Otto are advised by Dr. Annie Antón, associate professor of computer science at NC State University and director of ThePrivacyPlace.Org.

To learn more about Aaron Massey, visit:

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