Sarah Kreps has led the development of three social media applications that are designed to provide a diverse set of public goods to a broad scope of stakeholders, ranging from college students to citizens to public servants. In doing so, she has both harnessed and matured the imagination of students, integrating their ideas for useful digital applications that have important social and humanitarian implications.
In addition, Kreps has capitalized on her professional experiences and training to establish the Brooks School Tech Policy Institute (TPI) at Cornell. Since launching in 2020, the TPI has gained a global reputation for its interdisciplinary research at the intersection of technology and politics, with the ultimate goal of influencing policy. The TPI consists of a diverse community of faculty and students with unique lived experiences, who conduct innovative and empirical research to study the effects of emerging technologies on the politics of defense, democracy and health, both nationally and globally.