Moritz Hardt and Sergey Levine

Two EECS professors Moritz Hardt (left) and Sergey Levine (right) have been named 2019 Sloan Research Fellows.

EECS professors win Sloan Fellowship

Two EECS professors Moritz Hardt and Sergey Levine have been named 2019 Sloan Research Fellows.

They are among seven recipients from UC Berkeley and 126 scholars from the United States and Canada whose early-career achievements mark them as being among today’s very best scientific minds. Winners receive $70,000 over the course of two years toward a research project.

Moritz Hardt is an assistant professor of engineering and computer sciences whose research aims to make the practice of machine learning more robust, reliable and aligned with societal values.

Sergey Levine is an assistant professor of engineering and computer sciences. His work focuses on the development of machine learning algorithms and techniques that give machines the ability to learn the skills needed to execute complex tasks. Applications of his work include autonomous robots and vehicles, as well as computer vision and graphics.

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is a philanthropic, New York-based grant-making institution established in 1934 by former General Motors president and CEO Alfred Pritchard Sloan Jr.


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