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“I want to work on fixing the bias created when programmers allow their own values to shape online search results and social media feeds.”
Sridhar is studying computer science
Computer Science and Public Policy
School of Arts and Sciences
Rutgers University–New Brunswick


Edison, New Jersey

Sridhar's Story

Sridhar is a double major in public policy, with a concentration in urban informatics, and computer science. During his time at Rutgers, he worked as a teaching assistant for a graduate-level data science course at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and was a member of the School of Arts and Sciences honors program, while also serving as a resident assistant for three years. He is a member of the Google Community Leaders Program, and a member of the Cap and Skull Honor Society. He was also a participant in the Harvard Kennedy School of Public Policy Leadership Conference.

When Sridhar began thinking about his next steps after graduation he soon realized the Gates Cambridge Scholarship was his top choice. Sridhar is the 11th Rutgers-New Brunswick student to be awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship since the Office of Distinguished Fellowships was established 12 years ago. At Cambridge, Sridhar wants to "focus on the technical and policy-based remedies to algorithmic bias to craft the necessary inclusive, equitable, and diverse technologies of tomorrow".

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