Two engineering faculty named Sloan Research Fellows
Sanjam Garg, an assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences (EECS), and Aditya Parameswaran, who has a joint appointment in EECS and the School of Information, were among nine UC Berkeley faculty members awarded the prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship, announced today (Wednesday, Feb. 12).
The fellowship is an honor given yearly to the brightest up-and-coming scientists in the United States and Canada. Awardees will receive $75,000 over two years to pursue their research.
Garg is a computer theorist who conducts research in cryptography and security. Parameswaran develops systems for interactive, or “human-in-the-loop,” data analytics by synthesizing techniques from database systems, data mining and human-computer interaction.
The Sloan Research Fellowships are open to scholars in eight scientific and technical fields: chemistry, computer science, economics, mathematics, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, neuroscience, ocean sciences and physics. Candidates are nominated by their fellow scientists, and winners are selected by independent panels of senior scholars on the basis of the candidates’ research accomplishments, creativity and potential to become leaders in their fields.