Former UW grad student Shirshendu Ganguly received an early-career research fellowship this month from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Shirshendu received his PhD from UW in 2016, with Ioana Dumitiriu and Christopher Hoffman serving as his advisors. Following two years as a Miller Fellow at UC Berkeley, Shirshendu became an assistant professor in the UC Berkeley statistics department in 2018. His research interests include probability, statistical mechanics, and theoretical computer science.
The 126 Sloan Fellows for 2019 come from institutions across the United States and Canada in scientific and technical fields ranging from evolutionary biology to data science. They were selected for their research accomplishments, creativity and potential to become leaders in their fields.