Anshumali Shrivastava, assistant professor of computer science (CS) at Rice University, has been awarded a $450,000, three-year grant from the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research’s Young Investigator Research Program (YIP).
“It is important to note that this is Anshu’s second award in the Young Investigator category, after he won the NSF CAREER award in 2017 as well. This is amazing!” said Luay Nakhleh, professor and chair of CS.
Shrivastava’s proposal was titled “Sub-Linear Algorithms for Learning and Sensing with Multiple Disparate and Ultra-High-Dimensional Dataset.”
“This project will enhance our current capabilities to process high volumes of heterogeneous data generated from high-resolution sensors,” he said.
Shrivastava is one of 45 scientists and engineers to share some $19.9 million in grants from this year’s YIP program. The program is open to researchers in the U.S. who have received a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in the last five years and demonstrate “exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research.”
Shrivastava’s NSF-CAREER-Award-winning proposal, “Hashing and Sketching Algorithms for Resource-Frugal Machine Learning,” netted him a five-year, $499,087 grant. He earned an integrated M.S. and B.S. in mathematics and computing from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, in 2008, where he was an Institute silver medalist. He got his Ph.D. in CS from Cornell University in 2015. That year Shrivastava joined the Rice faculty.