With support from the National Science Foundation, the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) today named 20 talented recent Ph.D.s in computer science and allied fields 2011 Computing Innovation Fellows (CIFellows). These exceptionally talented researchers — from 18 different Ph.D.-granting colleges and universities — are beginning one- to two-year postdoctoral positions at 17 academic and industrial research institutions nationwide. They join a total of 107 others who have been supported through the CIFellows Project since 2009, as part of a short-term effort to forestall a permanent loss of research talent due to the financial crisis and subsequent economic downturn.
The 2011 CIFellows were competitively selected from 177 applicants spanning 76 Ph.D.-granting colleges and universities. As in past years, the application and review process encouraged broad participation and diversity. About 30 percent of the 2011 CIFellows are women.
It is intended that this year’s CIFellows will be afforded the kinds of independent research experiences that have enabled many of the 2009 and 2010 CIFellows to hone their skills, enhance their credentials, and land permanent positions in research and teaching. For example, as of today, 39 of the 60 CIFellows initially supported in 2009 — and five of the 47 supported in 2010 — have landed tenure-track faculty or industrial research positions.
See the list of 2011 CIFellows and their mentors after the jump…
|CIFellow||Ph.D.-granting university||Research area||Mentor||Host organization|
|Amin Ansari||University of Michigan||Hardware/architecture||Josep Torrellas||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Ferhat Ay||University of Florida||Scientific/medical informatics||William Noble||University of Washington|
|Selina Chu||University of Southern California||AI/machine learning/robotics/vision||Thomas Dietterich||Oregon State University|
|Shay Cohen||Carnegie Mellon University||AI/machine learning/robotics/vision||Michael Collins||Colubmia University|
|Travis Deyle||Georgia Institute of Technology||AI/machine learning/robotics/vision||Matt Reynolds||Duke University|
|David Feil-Seifer||University of Southern California||AI/machine learning/robotics/vision||Brian Scassellati||Yale University|
|Lakshmi Ganesh||Cornell University||Networks/operating systems||Michael Dahlin||University of Texas at Austin|
|Jonathan Huang||Carnegie Mellon University||AI/machine learning/robotics/vision||Leonidas Guibas||Stanford University|
|Mohit Tiwari||University of California at Santa Barbara||Hardware/architecture||Krste Asanovic’||University of California at Berkeley|
|Hemanta Maji||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign||Information systems/information science||Amit Sahai||University of California at Los Angeles|
|David Mimno||Univesrity of Massachusetts at Amherst||AI/machine learning/robotics/vision||David Blei||Princeton University|
|Ankur Moitra||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||Theory/algorithms||Avi Widgerson||Institute for Advanced Study|
|Rohan Murty||Harvard University||Networks/operating systems||Hari Balakrishnan||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|Joshua Reich||Columbia University||Networks/operating systems||Jennifer Rexford||Princeton University|
|Suchi Saria||Stanford University||Scientific/medical informatics||Kenneth Mandl||Children’s Hospital Boston|
|Erin Solovey||Tufts University||HCI/CSCW||Mary Cummings||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|Ian Stevenson||Northwestern University||Other — computational neuroscience||Bruno Olshausen||University of California at Berkeley|
|Kalliopi (Kelly) Tsota||Purdue University||Software engineering||Jason Cong||University of California at Los Angeles|
|Lirong Xia||Duke University||AI/machine learning/robotics/vision||David Parkes||Harvard University|
|Hong-Sheng Zhou||University of Connecticut||Information systems/information science||Jonathan Katz||University of Maryland|
…and view the official press release here.
(Contributed by Erwin Gianchandani, CCC & CIFellows Project Director)