Ashwin Acharya

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Ashwin Acharya was a Research Analyst at Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET) focused on R&D policy and bibliometric analysis. Most recently, he was a Research Scholar at the University of Oxford, working with the Center for the Governance of AI. Previously, Ashwin was a Summer Research Associate at CSET, where he co-authored an analysis of the Chinese government’s AI R&D funding. Ashwin is a master’s candidate in Georgetown’s Security Studies Program and received his B.A. in Physics from the University of Chicago.

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