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Computer Science Has a Racism Problem: These Researchers Want to Fix It

In Diversity and Inclusion, In the Headlines, NewsBy Melba NewsomeStory originally published on Nature.com

Juan Gilbert, Ph.D., has pledged to help create a more supportive and inclusive computer-science environment for Black students, and continues that work as chair of the Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering. He thinks that vision is why the university ranks top in terms of the number of computer science PhDs awarded to Black students, and why it boasts the largest proportion of Black computer-science faculty members at any predominantly white institution in the United States.

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They are a department well adapted to solving complex, real-life problems – often before our society realizes it has them – and they are growing in numbers and in strength. They include some of the brightest academic leaders in the country in the areas of cybersecurity, biometrics, and informatics – and their highly sought-after students. In his recent article for …