Professors John Savage and Michael Littman share the news that BrownCS alumnus David Blei '97 has won an ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in the Computer Sciences for his development of powerful modeling techniques to speed information retrieval from large data collections.
Michael says, "I'm really excited for David. I got to work with him a little bit when he was a super-promising undergrad here in the 90s and he's been setting the field on fire since then. Between him and Rob Schapire, Princeton's AI group is all Brown alums!"
The full press release is available here. The photograph of David Blei is by Denise Applewhite.