Braverman has been awarded a prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship for 2011.
awards are given to early-career scholars in recognition of their achievements
and their potential to contribute substantially to their fields. Winners in the
fields of chemistry, computer science, economics, mathematics, evolutionary and
computational molecular biology, neuroscience and physics are nominated by
their peers and selected by an independent panel of senior scholars.
scientists and researchers selected for this year’s Sloan Research Fellowships
represent the very brightest rising stars of this generation of scholars,” says
Dr. Paul L. Joskow, president of the Sloan Foundation. “The Foundation is proud
to be able to support their work at this important stage in their careers.
one of three recipients from Canadian universities among the 118 scholars selected.
who received his PhD in 2008 from the University of Toronto, is interested in complexity theory, the theory of
real computation, machine learning, algorithms, game theory, and applications
of computer science in health care and medicine.
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is a philanthropic,
not-for-profit grant making institution based in New York City. Established in
1934 by Alfred Pritchard Sloan Jr., then-president and chief executive officer
of the General Motors, the foundation makes grants in support of original
research and education in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and