UT Computer Science Assistant Professor Greg Durrett

​The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced today the early-career researchers across the U.S. and Canada who are recipients of the 2023 Sloan Research Fellowship, including UT Computer Science Assistant Professor Greg Durrett.

​Based on a "candidate's research accomplishments, creativity, and potential to become a leader in their field," independent panels composed of senior scholars select 126 recipients every year out of more than a thousand who are nominated by fellow scientists.

Since the foundation began in 1955, 100 UT faculty members have been selected including 2023's recipients.

Durrett's research revolves around developing new methods for natural language processing. Durrett leads the TAUR Lab where they build machine learning models that can better analyze, understand and reason about the content of text. He is also a faculty member of the UT NLP and Computational Linguistics group, an organization that builds systems to produce and understand natural language. This process is beneficial for a variety of reasons, like to gain a deeper understanding of human language and cognition.

"Sloan Research Fellows are shining examples of innovative and impactful research," says Adam F. Falk, president of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. "We are thrilled to support their groundbreaking work and we look forward to following their continued success."

In order to advance the recipient's research, the foundation awards them a two-year, $75,000 fellowship.

Cross-posted from full article on CNS News.

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