Procaccia Named 2018 Guggenheim Fellow

Aisha Rashid (DC 2019)Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Ariel Procaccia has received a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship.

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has named Associate Professor of Computer Science Ariel Procaccia a recipient of its 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship.

The fellowship recognizes Procaccia for his research in artificial intelligence and algorithmic economics, specifically in algorithms for participatory democracy, and will support his work on mechanisms that would enable voters to participate in the process of allocating a city's budget. 

The prestigious award, currently in its 94th year, allows an exceptionally promising and diverse group of scholars, artists and scientists to further their research and contribute to their respective fields. This year, the institution recognized 175 fellows across 69 different academic institutions in the U.S. and Canada.

"It's exceptionally satisfying to name 175 new Guggenheim Fellows," said Edward Hirsch, president of the foundation. "These artists and writers, scholars and scientists, represent the best of the best. It's an honor to be able to support these individuals to do the work they were meant to do."

Procaccia's contributions to artificial intelligence have been recognized with a number of past awards, including the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence's Computers and Thought Award. He also received the Sloan Research Fellowship in 2015.

For more information, visit the Guggenheim Fellowship website.

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