Suchi Saria, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Research Director of the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare, has been named a 2018 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Computer Science.

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation awards 126 two-year fellowships each year to young researchers based on their potential to make substantial contributions to their fields and distinguished performance.

Sloan Research Fellows, who are nominated for the award by their fellow scientists, are selected for their potential to become leaders in their respective fields. Fellows have gone on to win 45 Nobel Prizes and 69 National Medals of Science.

“The Sloan Research Fellows represent the very best science has to offer,” said Adam Falk, president of the Sloan Foundation, in a press release announcing the recipients for 2018. “The brightest minds, tackling the hardest problems, and succeeding brilliantly—Fellows are quite literally the future of 21st century science.”

Saria is a machine learning and artificial intelligence expert. She has a vision for health care that is able to save lives by utilizing advanced computer science and statistical principles.

She has created computer algorithms that hospitals can use to recognize sepsis, a life-threatening condition that claims the lives of more hospital patients every year than breast and prostate cancer combined. Last year, she was named to MIT’s “35 Innovators Under 35” for her work building next generation diagnostic and treatment-planning tools for health care. In 2016, Saria received the DARPA’s Young Faculty Award for work in machine learning and causal inference for making personalized recommendations.

Suchi Saria is one of four Johns Hopkins scientists named Sloan Research Fellows in 2018. View the full list on The Hub.