The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has announced it’s 2016 Sloan Research Fellows. The fellows are awarded in eight fields: chemistry, computer science, economics, mathematics, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, neuroscience, ocean sciences, and physics.
The Sloan Research Fellows have been awarded annually since 1955 and given to early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars. Fellows will receive $55,000 to further their research, which can be hugely impactful to a young researcher.
This year’s fellows come from 52 colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada and include a number of computer scientists with connections to the CCC, such as Shaun Kane, one of the organizers of the CCC’s Inclusive Access workshop; David Mimno and Ankur Moitra, who were both members of the 2011 class of CI Fellows; and Stefanie Tellex, who co-created this Great Innovative Idea—a software program to help robots recognize and manipulate objects.
Congratulations to all the fellows on their tremendous accomplishment! To see the full list of Fellows, visit the 2016 Sloan Research Fellows webpage.