Yoani Sanchez, an award-winning journalist and author, focused on digital journalism and her online daily. As the Yahoo! Fellow, Sanchez will share her experience of launching an online newspaper in a closed society and issues covered on 14ymedio with the Georgetown community to inform an exploration of online information and values.
Kalev H. Leetaru was the 2013–2014 Yahoo! Fellow. He arrived at ISD as a "Big Data" and high performance computing scholar with the support of the Yahoo! Fund on International Values, Communications Technology and the Global Internet.
Francesca Musiani is a researcher at the Institute for Communication Sciences, French National Centre for Scientific Research (ISCC-CNRS) and an associate researcher at the Centre for the Sociology of Innovation of MINES ParisTech-PSL.
Dr. Séverine Arsène was the Yahoo! Fellow in Residence for 2011-2012. Her area of expertise is China, and during her time as a Yahoo! Fellow she focused on how the use of online outlets and social media as tools for disseminating messages vary across cultural and political contexts. She particularly investigated authoritarian regimes, both how the public in restrictive countries used online media and how their governments worked to suppress the spread of certain messages.
Han-teng Liao holds bachelor degrees in Electrical Engineering and Foreign Languages and Literatures, an MA in Journalism and an MS in Computer Science. He has professional experience developing new media and open source software with Academia Sinica (in Taiwan) and National Taiwan University. His focus has been on user-generated data, Web analytics (webometrics), Chinese Internet Research and integrated research designs, both qualitative and quantitative.
As the Yahoo! Fellow in 2009-2010, Evgeny Morozov expanded on his assertion that the vast availability of information via the Internet is not only a power for good, but also an increasingly effective tool that authoritarian regimes use to crack down on their people. His research into the nastier effects of transparency culminated in the 2010 book “The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom."
Gaurav Mishra holds a Bachelor of Business Studies from the University of Delhi and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. From 2002-2008 he worked in India’s private sector, where he managed national level sales and marketing and developed traditional and digital marketing programs for India’s leading car brand Indica.
As the first Yahoo! Fellow in 2007-2008, Dr. Irene Wu explored the way that evolving information technology can change political interaction within countries. She focused in particular on four countries—China, Russia, India and Brazil—in order to determine if past government reactions to changes in communications are related to the way online communications have been put to use in current politics.