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Brânzei named Kavli Fellow by the National Academy of Sciences


Assistant Professor Simina Brânzei

Assistant Professor Simina Brânzei

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Simina Brânzei on being named a 2022 Kavli Fellow by the National Academy of Sciences.

Assistant Professor Simina Brânzei was named a Kavli Fellow by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).

The Kavli Frontiers of Sciences Symposium is the Academy’s premiere activity for distinguished young scientists. A committee of NAS members selected the participants from early-career researchers who have made recognized contributions to science. A total of 185 scientists across disciplines were selected as Kavli Fellows in 2022.

Brânzei gave a talk on fair division at the third Japanese-American-German Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium, which took place on September 16-18, 2022, in Irvine, California. 

The Frontiers of Science Symposium series provides a forum for the future leaders in U.S. science to share ideas across disciplines and to build contacts and networks as they advance in their careers. More than 6,000 young scientists have participated since the program’s founding in 1989; to date, 298 participants have been elected to the NAS and 17 have been awarded the Nobel Prize.

The Kavli Foundation, based in Los Angeles, California, is dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of humanity, promoting public understanding of scientific research, and supporting scientists and their work. The Kavli fellowship program is aimed at helping outstanding scientists learn about research at frontiers of fields other than their own, and helping participants develop a network of connections. 

Simina Brânzei is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at Purdue University. Her expertise is in the area of algorithmic game theory and more generally theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence. Prior to joining the department in 2018, she completed postdoctoral research at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Simmons Institute for the Theory of Computing at the University of California Berkeley.


About the Department of Computer Science at Purdue University

Founded in 1962, the Department of Computer Science was created to be an innovative base of knowledge in the emerging field of computing as the first degree-awarding program in the United States. The department continues to advance the computer science industry through research. US News & Reports ranks Purdue CS #20 and #16 overall in graduate and undergraduate programs respectively, seventh in cybersecurity, 10th in software engineering, 13th in programming languages, data analytics, and computer systems, and 19th in artificial intelligence. Graduates of the program are able to solve complex and challenging problems in many fields. Our consistent success in an ever-changing landscape is reflected in the record undergraduate enrollment, increased faculty hiring, innovative research projects, and the creation of new academic programs. The increasing centrality of computer science in academic disciplines and society, and new research activities - centered around data science, artificial intelligence, programming languages, theoretical computer science, machine learning, and cybersecurity - are the future focus of the department.


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Last Updated: Dec 13, 2022 2:49 PM

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