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U.S. Virgin Islander Jelani Nelson wins Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers


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Jelani Nelson, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (Photo: Eliza Grinnell/SEAS Communications)

U.S. Virgin Islands native Jelani Nelson has been awarded one of 102 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers to continue his research at Harvard University.  Nelson’s project develops algorithms that provide accurate responses to information requests, without having to access huge quantities of data. Such technology may be used in the fields of astrophysics, biology, networking, and finance.

Nelson is an Assistant Professor Computer Science at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), and is also a 2015 Young Investigator and recipient of a $1M ONR (Office of Naval Research) Director of Research Early Career Grant. Read more

 

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