Microsoft Gives $1.4M in Faculty Grants

Microsoft Research announced today at its annual Faculty Summit that it has awarded a $200,000 fellowship grant to each of seven young computer science faculty members: Raanan Fattal from Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Cyrill Stachniss from University of Freiburg; Evimaria Terzi of Boston University; Haiying (Helen) Shen of Clemson University; Doug Downey of Northwestern University; Abhi Shelat from University of Virginia; and Sinan Aral of New York University. The goals of the Microsoft program, which has existed since 2005, are to build relationships with universities and faculty and to help advance the state of the art in computer science. This is the first year the program has awarded grants to researchers outside the U.S.

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