Prestigious Fulbright Award for Insight's Siobhán Grayson
Insight’s Siobhán Grayson has been announced as one of 36 Irish Fulbright Awardees for 2019-2020. As a Fulbright Student to Harvard University, Grayson will undertake research at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society where she will explore the dynamics of deliberation when instigated simultaneously across offline and pseudonymous online discourse spaces. Her research focuses on aligning temporal networks extracted from online discussion forums in order to study quantitatively how participant behaviour changes over time.
Speaking about the award Grayson said, "I'm absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to strengthen our collaborative ties with Harvard and to further promote the Insight Centre, Computer Science UCD, and Ireland within the United States. On a personal note, it's been an honour to be welcomed into the Fulbright family, and I look forward to creating new avenues for cooperation and research with them in the years to come."
Grayson was presented with her award in Dublin Castle on Saturday. This year’s Fulbright recipients are from disciplines spanning technology, science, language, medicine and the arts. The Fulbright Awards celebrate diversity across topics, geography and backgrounds. Increased funding from both the Irish and U.S. Governments has allowed the Fulbright Commission in Ireland to support a wider range and number of exciting study and research awardees than ever before. You can read more about it here.