Indian-American Aditya Vashistha receives the Google Faculty Research awards

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Indian-American Aditya Vashistha has received the Google Faculty Research awards. Vashistha is an assistant professor of Information Science at Cornell University. 

Among the five projects which were selected for the awards included, Boost the performance and predictability of cloud computing services, improving the computer models used to predict disease and online harassment of women.  

Vashistha, designs and builds computing systems which helps and empowers people who are in low-resource environments. His team will use AI which will be human-centered to help women who face online harassment. 

Vashistha’s team will create voice-forums to help people who do not have much resources at their disposal. The voice-based platforms will help people who are low-literate, are poor and live in the remote parts of the world. 

His website mention three of his goals:

  1. The first goal is to build computing systems for low-literate people, people with disabilities and rural people.
  2. To work on systematizing factors that have an impact on the use of technology.
  3. To deploy systems in real-world settings to facilitate their social and economic development.

Aditya Vashishtha earned his Phd in computer science and engineering from the University of Washington. 

What is the goal of the Google Faculty Research Awards program: 

The program aims at recognizing cutting-edge research in mutual areas of interest which will impact the future generations as to how they use technology.