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Elaine Shi Awarded 2014 Sloan Research Fellowship


Elaine Shi, who joined the University of Maryland’s Computer Science Department as an Assistant Professor in 2012, has been awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship for 2014. This award, granted by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, identifies 126 early-career scientists based on their potential to contribute fundamentally significant research to a wider academic community. Shi joins a growing list of UMD Computer Science faculty members who have received this award: Bonnie Dorr (1994), Bobby Bhattacharjee (2004), and Carl Kingsford (2012).

Shi is also affiliated with the Maryland Cybersecurity Center. Her research focuses on oblivious computation and integrates cryptography, compilers, and hardware for secure cloud-based computation. "I am really excited to receive the Sloan Research Fellowship," said Shi. "It feels great that people acknowledge my research, and the fellowship will also be crucial for bootstrapping my research at UMD. I am very thankful for the generous support of the Sloan Foundation."

"The Sloan Fellowship is one of the most prestigious fellowships for young researchers, and I am exceedingly delighted that Elaine is a recipient," said Samir Khuller, UMD Computer Science Department Chair.

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February 18, 2014


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