What our fellows have been working on (March 2023)
Updated: Sep 25
Horizon is proud of the work produced so far by our first cohort of fellows, who started their placements in the summer of 2022. These 15 talented professionals have worked with their host organizations — federal agencies, congressional offices, and think tanks — to conduct important research and contribute to policy on a range of emerging technology topics.
We're very excited to share a sample of what members of the cohort have worked on and achieved during their fellowship placements thus far, including:
Krystal Jackson, in her role at the Center for Security and Emerging Technology, published an article on compute accounting principles and had a talk on reinforcement learning for autonomous cyber defense accepted to the prestigious RSA Conference. Krystal was also accepted to the Day One Project’s Racial Equity in Technology Policy Accelerator.
Jassi Pannu, working at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, published an article in Science on the oversight of risky research on pathogens and a paper in the journal Health Security on programmable antivirals and just-in-time vaccines.
Michael Yang is currently serving on the Equity in Civic Technology project at the Center for Democracy and Technology. He’s had two reports published on the center’s website: Risks from Personalized Learning Technologies and Dispelling Myths About Artificial Intelligence for Government Service Delivery.
Hadrien Pouget, during his placement at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, published an article on EU AI standards for Lawfare and appeared on the ChinaTalk podcast to talk about AI’s regulatory future in the US, EU, and China.
Aurelia Attal-Juncqua, a biosecurity fellow at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, published a research report on the biotech R&D landscape in Russia with implications for bioweapons monitoring as well as an article about strengthening the Biological Weapons Convention.
Katarina Watney, a biosecurity fellow in the Department of Health and Human Services’s Coordination Operations and Response Element (H-CORE), was selected to be part of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security’s Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Initiative Class of 2023.
We're proud of the work that all of our fellows have undertaken so far. We are also grateful to the host organizations who have provided our fellows with opportunities and support as they build their public service careers.
You can stay up-to-date about our fellows’ accomplishments by signing up for our newsletter, where we will periodically share further updates. If you’d like to see where our entire cohort is working and learn more about them, please visit our Meet Our Fellows page.
Our 2022 fellowship cohort will soon be joined by our incoming 2023 fellows, who are currently wrapping up their training and seeking placements to start this coming summer.