Grama receives Amazon Research Award
Congratulations to Professor Ananth Grama for his project titled, Scaling causal inference to explainable clinical recommendations. He is among the 101 recipients of the 2020 Amazon Research Awards, who represent 59 universities in 13 countries.
Amazon Research Awards (ARA) was founded in 2015 and merged with AWS Machine Learning Research Awards (MLRA) in 2020. The program oﬀers unrestricted funds and AWS Promotional Credits to support research at academic institutions and non-profit organizations in areas that align with Amazon’s mission to advance customer-obsessed science.
The 2020 Amazon Research Awards recipients represent a distinguished array of academic researchers who are pursuing research across areas such as ML algorithms and theory, fairness in AI, computer vision, natural language processing, edge computing, and medical research.
Ananth Grama is a Samuel D. Conte Professor of Computer Science. He is the associate director for the Center for Science of Information, a Purdue lead Science and Technology Center of the National Science Foundation. His research interests span the areas of parallel and distributed computing architectures, algorithms, and applications. His work on distributed infrastructure deals with development of software support for dynamic clustered and multiclustered environments. More recent work has focused on resource location and allocation mechanisms in peer-to-peer networks. His research on applications has focused on particle dynamics methods, their applications to dense linear system solvers, and fast algorithms for data compression and analysis.
Also winning a 2020 Amazon Research Award is Professor Saurabh Bagchi, from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, with a courtesy appointment in the Department of Computer Science. His project is titled, Content and contention-aware approximate streaming video analytics for edge devices.