Mar Hicks Selected as Shannon Center Mid-Career Fellow

June 3, 2024
Mar Hicks
Mar Hicks is an associate professor of data science at UVA.

The University of Virginia's School of Data Science is pleased to announce that Mar Hicks, an associate professor with the School, has been selected as a recipient of a Shannon Center Mid-Career Fellowship. 

The Shannon Fellowship will provide funding to support Hicks' research, scholarship, or special projects over a three-year period. The program also offers opportunities for fellows from throughout the University community to share their scholarship and build connections with one another. 

Created last year by UVA Provost Ian Baucom, the Shannon Center Mid-Career Fellowship honors outstanding University faculty members at the midpoint of their academic careers. Last year, Stephen Baek, a Quantitative Foundation Associate Professor of Data Science, was selected as part of the inaugural cohort of fellows

The fellowship is offered through the Shannon Center for Advanced Studies, named in honor of former University President Edgar F. Shannon Jr. Hicks was one of 16 faculty members selected from across Grounds this year.

Hicks joined the faculty of the School of Data Science in 2023, with research interests that focus on the history of computing, labor, and technology. Prior to coming to UVA, Hicks was an associate professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.

Hicks' award-winning first book, "Programmed Inequality," examines the cautionary tale of how the British lost their edge in computing as a result of their poor treatment of women computer workers. 


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