CS’ Suchi Saria, ChemBE’s Rebecca Schulman receive DARPA’s Young Faculty Award

September 22, 2016
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Suchi Saria and Rebecca Schulman

Two Whiting School of Engineering faculty members have been recognized as “rising research stars” by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Young Faculty Awards.

Suchi Saria, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science, and Rebecca Schulman, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, will each receive $500K in DARPA funding for their research projects.

Saria’s project is titled “Continuous Learning of (Causal) Models from Streams.” Schulman’s project is titled “Self-Targeting Biotic-Abiotic Interfaces.”

In addition to funding, this award provides mentoring and networking, helping connect recipients to industry and Department of Defense contacts. Its goal is to develop the next generation of engineers, mathematicians, and academic scientists who will focus a significant portion of their careers on national security issues.

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