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Namrata Vaswani named AAAS Fellow for outstanding contributions to the field of statistical machine learning

Namrata Vaswani

Namrata Vaswani, the Joseph and Elizabeth Anderlik Professor in Engineering, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

She’s being honored, “For contributions to the field of statistical machine learning, particularly for dynamic structured high-dimensional data recovery.”

Vaswani, who is a professor of electrical and computer engineering, studies data science, with a particular focus on statistical machine learning, signal processing, and medical imaging. In the last decade, her research has introduced novel online and mini-batch algorithms for structured high-dimensional signal learning problems. More recently, her work has focused on secure distributed learning algorithms. Vaswani also directs the CyMath program at Iowa State.

The latest class of AAAS Fellows includes 502 “scientists, engineers and innovators,” all being recognized for “their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science,” according to the AAAS award announcement.

The new AAAS Fellows will be celebrated in Washington, D.C., at a forum on Sept. 21, 2024. They’ll also receive a gold and blue rosette pin (the colors represent science and engineering, respectively). And they’ll be named in an April issue of the journal Science.

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