Student Scholar Fernanda Rosa Wins TPRC46 Student Paper Competition

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Internet Governance Lab Doctoral Researcher Fernanda Rosa is one of three winners of the 46th Research Conference on Communications, Information, and Internet Policy (TPRC46) Student Paper Competition. Her paper is entitled "Internet Node as a Network of Relationships: Sociotechnical Aspects of an Internet Exchange Point." As part of this distinction, she receives sponsorship to attend the conference from September 21-22, 2018 at American University Washington College of Law; will present her paper at the prestigious conference; and will attend an Awards Luncheon.

Reviewers praised Ms. Rosa's paper as "a carefully done sociotechnical analysis of the establishment of an IXP in Mexico" and "good story telling" with "clear explanation of interconnection" and "engaging presentation of IXPs as a political agreement."

The two other winners from this year's competition are "An Evaluation of the Connected Nation Broadband Adoption Program" by Jacob Manlove of Oklahoma State University and "Pacemakers and Patient Rights: How Using IMDs Means Wearing Your Heart on Your Sleeve" by Ashton Hampton of the University of Florida.

Each year, TPRC brings together a diverse and international group of researchers from academia, industry, government, and nonprofit organizations to "promote interdisciplinary thinking on current and emerging issues in communications and the Internet by disseminating and discussing new research relevant to policy questions in the U.S. and around the world," according to the conference website.