The University of Maryland (UMD) Center for Machine Learning announced that it will be hosting four leading female researchers this fall as part of their 2020 class of Rising Stars. Mila and UdeM’s very own Nan Rosemary Ke was selected among a competitive pool of 17 applicants.
Now in its second year, the program aims at encouraging and supporting underrepresented doctoral candidates as they pursue academic goals and research opportunities in machine learning. This year’s impressive cohort also includes Diana Cai from Princeton University, Irene Chen from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Mahsa Ghasemi from the University of Texas at Austin.
Given the COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions, the four winners will each virtually present their research as part of UMD’s Fall 2020 Machine Learning Seminar Series, showcasing theoretical and applied aspects of machine learning, AI and other related fields.
“I am excited and honored to see interest and recognition for my work, said Ke. Receiving such tangible external recognition at this stage will help me take the next steps in my research career.”
Nan Rosemary Ke is a fifth-year doctoral student co-supervised by Yoshua Bengio and Christopher Pal, and the 2019 recipient of the Facebook machine learning fellowship. Her primary research interests include developing machine learning algorithms inspired by human learning and abilities.
Original announcement here.