February 23, 2015
Topic: Campus News
Editor's note: This article has been corrected from its original version to add Andrew Snowden to the list of recipients.
Six U-M assistant professors are among the 126 early career scientists and scholars from the United States and Canada selected as 2015 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows.
The foundation honors researchers it deems "rising stars, the next generation of scientific leaders." The fellows, who were nominated by their peers and chosen by a panel of senior scholars, each receives $50,000 to further their research.
Those selected from U-M are:
• Christine Aidala, assistant professor of physics, LSA.
• Alan Boyle, assistant professor of computational medicine and bioinformatics, Medical School.
• Prabal Dutta, a Morris Wellman Faculty Development Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, College of Engineering.
• J. Alex Halderman, the Morris Wellman Faculty Development Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, CoE.
• Andrew Snowden, assistant professor of mathematics, LSA.
• Kai Sun, assistant professor of physics, LSA.
"The beginning of one's career is a crucial time in the life of a scientist. Building a lab, attracting funding in an increasingly competitive environment, and securing tenure all depend on doing innovative, original high-quality work and having that work recognized," said Paul Joskow, president of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
The foundation is a philanthropic, not-for-profit, grant-making institution based in New York, established in 1934 by Alfred Pritchard Sloan Jr., then-president and chief executive officer of General Motors.