Shrivastava wins 2021 Young Faculty Research Award

Given by the School of Engineering for outstanding research achievements in machine learning, deep learning, big data and graph mining.

Shrivastava wins 2021 Young Faculty Research Award, Rice University

Anshumali Shrivastava, Assistant Professor in Rice’s Department of Computer Science, has been recognized for his accomplishments as the recipient of the 2021 Young Faculty Research Award. He also has appointments in the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Statistics.

Shrivastava was described in the nomination as “a rising star in the machine learning and data science communities,” and his work as being “cutting edge and...noted for both its depth and breadth.”

The award, given by Rice’s George R. Brown School of Engineering, recognizes outstanding research achievements in the context of publications, program development results, software, and other research contributions.

“I am honored,” says Shrivastava. “I feel lucky to be selected for this competitive award, especially when you look at the accomplishments of past recipients. This award is a result of the hard work of my students, and it is a privilege to work with them.”

Shrivastava's research focuses on large-scale machine learning, scalable and sustainable deep learning, randomized algorithms for big data and graphs and social networks mining.

“Our research has only scratched the surface of some fascinating possibilities for the future of sustainable machine learning,” he notes. “We look forward to the exciting journey of maturing our current results and furthering the boundaries of what is possible.”

Most recently, Shrivastava was also the recipient of a 2021 Adobe Data Science Research Award. In addition to a number of other significant awards, in 2018, Science News named him one of 10 Scientists to Watch. He also received an NSF CAREER Award in 2017. 

Prior to earning his Ph.D. from Cornell University, Shrivastava earned an integrated M.S. and B.S. in mathematics and computing in 2008 from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, where he was named a silver medalist.

Past recipients of the Young Faculty Research Award include Haotian Wang, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (2020), David Zhang, Associate Professor of Bioengineering (2019) and Adrianna Gillman, Assistant Professor of Computational and Applied Mathematics (2018). 

Read more about Shrivastava’s research and other accomplishments.


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