The highly competitive Facebook Fellowship award recognizes outstanding PhD students engaged in relevant, innovative research across the fields of computer science and engineering. This year, twenty-one Fellows and seven Emerging Scholars were chosen out of more than 900 applications from all over the world.
Neil researches societal computing and public policy for sustainability. He develops systems that combine human-and-artificial intelligence to study the underlying nature and impact of these processes on sustainability, analyzing socioeconomic and remote sensing satellite data. Drawing upon this understanding, his work informs designs of socio-technical systems and equitable policies for resiliency planning. He works with Professor Danielle Wood, the director of the Space Enabled research group.