Headshot of Anna Choromanska

Congratulations to NYU Tandon Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Assistant Professor Anna Choromanska, who will join the 2020 cohort of Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellows! Professor Choromanska will join 126 other early-career scholars who represent the most promising scientific researchers working today. Their achievements and potential place them among the next generation of scientific leaders in the U.S. and Canada.

Winners of the fellowship receive $75,000, which may be spent over a two-year term on any expense supportive of their research.

Choromanska, who did postdoctoral research at NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and who holds an appointment at NYU’s Center for Data Science and NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress, focuses on machine learning. Her primary research projects center on optimization (deep learning landscape, deep learning optimization, and general machine learning optimization), large data analysis, and machine learning for robotics and autonomy, such as autonomous driving systems, self-driving cars, and AI-based robotics.

Two other New York University faculty were also awarded the fellowship: Christine Constantinople, an assistant professor in the Center for Neural Science and Daniele Panozzo, an assistant professor in the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

A full list of the 2020 Fellows is available at the Sloan Foundation website.