Takabi Wins Microsoft Fellowship

Posted On June 24, 2020
Categories Faculty News

Dr. Daniel Takabi has been chosen to receive a 2019 Microsoft Investigator Fellowship, awarded to researchers and instructors who are using or planning to use the Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform in their research and teaching. Fellowship winners receive $100,000 annually for two years. The fellowship also includes access to training and certification opportunities as well as events intended to foster connections with Microsoft and with faculty from other universities.

The Microsoft Investigator Fellowship is an extremely competitive award meant to distinguish exceptional scientists and teachers. Applications were evaluated on the proposed future research and teaching impact using Microsoft’s Azure platform, including the size, scope, and unique uses of the platform. In 2019, the first year the fellowship was awarded, Microsoft received over 290 applications from faculty members across the United States. Dr. Takabi was one of only 15 applicants selected to receive a fellowship. He joins Investigator Fellows from such top universities as Cornell, Duke, Johns Hopkins, North Carolina, UCLA, and Vanderbilt.

Dr. Takabi is an associate professor in Georgia State’s Department of Computer Science. He plans to use the fellowship’s resources to implement and test new ways of ensuring trustworthiness in artificial intelligence systems.

Story by Ashlie Swanson