Indian-American Computer Scientist Anshumali Wins NSF’s CAREER Award
Posted on:20 Mar 2017 09:43:10
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20 March 2017 Current Affairs: An Indian-American computer scientist, Anshumali Shrivastava, was honored with the National Science Foundation’s prestigious CAREER Award for his research on redesigning current machine-learning processes.
Each year about 400 scholars receives the CAREER Award across all disciplines to support the research and educational development of young scholars likely to become leaders in their fields.
Shrivastava, who is currently working an assistant professor of computer science at Rice University, hopes to come up with clever algorithmic strategies to enable faster, more scalable computations required by big data and machine-learning technologies.
He has done his MS and BS in mathematics and computing from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 2008 and a PhD in computer science from Cornell University in 2015 and then in the same year he joined the Rice faculty.
CAREER Award : CAREER awards are the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards to represent the role of teacher-scholars through research, education and the integration of education and research.
The award comes with a federal grant for research and education activities for five consecutive years.
The National Science Foundation is a United States government agency that supports fundamental research and education in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering.
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