Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Sloan Fellows

The Sloan Foundation took out a full page ad in the New York Times today to announce the new Sloan Fellows. Many from our community on that page:
  • Scott Aaronson
  • Shuchi Chawla
  • David Kempe
  • James Lee
  • Kamesh Munagala
  • Ryan O'Donnell
  • Luis von Ahn
Congratulations to all!


  1. also remarkable, imho, is the fact that this list makes up over 40% of all the fellows in computer science, by my count.

  2. I'm happy for Luis, but nowadays he is mostly an HCI guy, so I don't think we can take credit for that one.

  3. This list really highlights how important it is to go to a top school... Where did they get their PhDs?

    Berkeley: 2
    CMU: 2
    Cornell: 1
    MIT: 1
    Stanford: 1

  4. ... either that, or it highlights how well the admission committees at the top schools are able to predict future success.

  5. I think it highlights how important it is to have a blog.


  6. Is there an award Von Ahn has not gotten?

  7. This list really highlights how important it is to go to a top school...

    There are many academic benefits from attending a top school and I would advice any of my students to attend one, if admitted.

    But do you need a PhD from a top four school to get the Sloan Fellowship? No. Off the top of my head, John Iaccono (Rutgers), Boris Aronov (NYU), Erik Demaine (Waterloo), Subhash Khot (Princeton) and Dimitris Achlioptas (Toronto) are recent theory awardees who did not graduate from a top four school.

  8. I think you could add Robert Raussendorff to the "theory" list (he works on quantum computing), even if he is listed under Physics.

    Congratulations to all!