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UW CSE Ph.D. alums Jeff Bigham, Tapan Parikh win Sloan Research Fellowships

jefftapUW CSE Ph.D. alums Jeff Bigham and Tapan Parikh are two of the sixteen recipients of 2014 Sloan Research Fellowships, awarded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to top young faculty members in eight fields of science.

Jeff, who studied with CSE’s Richard Ladner, is an associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University.  He studies crowd sourcing for the benefit of people in their everyday lives.

Tapan, who studied with CSE’s Ed Lazowska and David Notkin, is an assistant professor at UC Berkeley.  He studies the design and use of information and communication technologies for sustainable development.

Jeff and Tapan join 20 current UW CSE faculty members and many superb UW CSE Ph.D. alums as recipients of this extraordinarily prestigious award.

Congratulations Jeff and Tapan!