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Duke UniversityDepartment of Electrical and Computer Engineering & Computer ScienceDurham, NC

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Shaundra ("Shani B") Daily is a professor of practice in Electrical and Computer Engineering & Computer Science at Duke University. Her research involves the design, implementation, and evaluation of technologies, programs, and curricula to promote justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in STEM fields.  She is currently Co-PI of the Alliance for Identity-Inclusive Computing, Education and Workforce Director for the Athena AI Institute, Faculty Director of the Duke Technology Scholars Program, and co-leads the 3C Fellows program. Prior to joining Duke, she was a tenured associate professor at the University of Florida in the Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering. Having garnered over $40M in funding from public and private sources to support her collaborative research activities, Daily’s work has been featured in USA Today, Forbes, National Public Radio, the Chicago Tribune, and recognized by Governor Roy Cooper of North Carolina. Daily earned her B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University – Florida State University College of Engineering, and a S.M. and Ph.D. from the MIT Media Lab.