Computer Sciences professors Shuchi Chawla and Bilge Mutlu have been awarded 2020 UW-Madison Provost’s Mid Career and Early Career Awards. These awards recognize research and teaching excellence and provide funds to be used for research, publication, project assistantships, and other expenses related to scholarly activity.
Chawla has been a faculty member in the Computer Sciences Department since 2006. Her research interests include design and analysis of algorithms, algorithmic game theory and mechanism design, combinatorial and stochastic optimization. Chawla earned her PhD from Carnegie Mellon University and has been awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, an NSF Career Award, and the Carolyn Rosner Award for Excellence in Teaching. This year she has also been awarded the Chancellor’s Teaching Innovation Award.
Mutlu earned his PhD at the Carnegie Mellon University‘s Human-Computer Interaction Institute and has been a faculty member at UW-Madison since 2009. He directs the Wisconsin HCI Laboratory and has won an NSF Career Award. Mutlu’s research program builds human-centered methods and principles for designing robotic technologies that help people communicate, work, and pursue personal goals and draws on a transdisciplinary design research process that combines aspects of design, computer science, and social and cognitive sciences.
Congratulations to Professors Chawla and Mutlu!