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Shazeda Ahmed

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Shazeda Ahmed is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley. She is currently a pre-doctoral fellow at two Stanford University research centers, the Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) and the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC). Shazeda has worked as a researcher for Upturn, the Mercator Institute for China Studies, Ranking Digital Rights, and the Citizen Lab. From 2018-19 she was a Fulbright fellow at Peking University's law school in Beijing, where she conducted field research for her doctoral dissertation on how tech firms and the Chinese government are collaboratively constructing the country's social credit system.