Jefferson Trust to Fund Project Aimed at Preparing Students for Careers in Trustworthy AI

January 26, 2024
Farhana Faruqe
Farhana Faruqe is an assistant professor of data science at UVA.

The University of Virginia’s School of Data Science is pleased to announce that Farhana Faruqe, an assistant professor of data science, has received a grant from the Jefferson Trust to pursue a project focused on setting UVA students up for success in the trustworthy artificial intelligence workforce. 

With her grant, which totals $90,000, Faruqe’s project will employ research, outreach, collaboration, and pilot courses to provide UVA students with the skills and knowledge they’ll need to forge successful careers as trustworthy AI continues to expand in the workplace. 

Faruqe’s proposal, titled “Preparing Students for Careers in Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence,” is one of 17 new projects and programs to receive funding by the Jefferson Trust, a donor-led initiative of the UVA Alumni Association.

In a statement announcing the awards, Amy Bonner, director of grants for the Trust, said, “This is a great step toward our vision of seeing every great idea at UVA come to fruition.”

Faruqe joined the UVA faculty in fall 2023. 


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