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Jacob Feldgoise

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Jacob Feldgoise is a Data Research Analyst at Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET). His work explores U.S.-China technology competition, China’s foreign influence, and emerging technologies talent flows. Previously, Jacob was a James C. Gaither Junior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He has worked for the U.S. House of Representatives and the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. He also studied Mandarin in Shanghai on a Boren Scholarship. Jacob holds a B.S. in Policy and Management with an additional major in Science, Technology, and Public Policy and a minor in Chinese Studies from Carnegie Mellon University.

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Since 2019, the U.S. government has imposed restrictive export controls on Huawei—one of China’s leading tech giants—seeking, in part, to hinder the company’s AI chip development efforts. This data snapshot reveals how exactly Huawei’s new… Read More

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Comment on BIS Request for Information

April 2024

Jacob Feldgoise and Hanna Dohmen at the Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET) at Georgetown University offer the following response to the Bureau of Industry and Security’s (BIS) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM): Taking… Read More

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Comment on Advanced Computing Chips Rule

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On January 17, 2024, CSET Researchers submitted a response to proposed rules from the Bureau of Industry and Security at the U.S. Department of Commerce. In the submission, CSET recommends that Commerce not implement controls… Read More

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Assessing China’s AI Workforce

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Demand for talent is one of the core elements of technological competition between the United States and China. In this issue brief, we explore demand signals in China’s domestic AI workforce in two ways: geographically… Read More

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China’s AI Workforce

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