I School Assistant Professor Aditya Parameswaran was awarded the Sloan Research Fellowship today, an honor given yearly to the brightest up-and-coming scientists in the United States and Canada.
Parameswaran is among 126 fellows across North America announced today by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, including eight other UC Berkeley faculty. Winners receive a two-year, $75,000 fellowship, which can be spent to advance their research. Since the first Sloan Research Fellowships were awarded in 1955, 282 UC Berkeley faculty members have received the honor.
Parameswaran has a joint appointment in the School of Information and the department of electrical engineering and computer science. He develops systems for interactive, or “human-in-the-loop,” data analytics by synthesizing techniques from database systems, data mining and human-computer interaction. His tools help end-users and teams make sense of large and complex datasets.
“To receive a Sloan Research Fellowship is to be told by your fellow scientists that you stand out among your peers,” said foundation president Adam F. Falk in an announcement. “A Sloan Research Fellow is someone whose drive, creativity, and insight make them a researcher to watch.”
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.