CIIR doctoral student, Kriste Krstovski is a member of Aegis, a four student team that was named as one of three runner-up teams in this year's Harvard President's Challenge. Harvard President Drew Faust announced the winners and runners-up during the President's Challenge Demo Day on Monday, April 25, 2016. There were nearly 150 teams competing in this year's challenge that encourages students from across Harvard to come up with creative solutions to the world's most pressing problems
As a runner-up in the challenge, the Aegis team received $10,000. Their proposal was to build a platform that would allow users to report crime incidents and observe the crime landscape in a city. Krstovski (shown third from the right), who received his Ph.D. from UMass Amherst CICS in May 2016, is currently at Harvard University completing a Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics SAO Pre-Doctoral Fellowship.