Google has announced its first recipients in its Research Scholar Program, an effort to develop collaborations with new professors and encourage the formation of long-term relationships with the academic community.
The company granted 77 awards, which included 86 principal investigators representing 15+ countries, and over 50 universities. Of the 86 award recipients, 43% identify as an historically marginalized group within technology.
Research areas for the recipients include: algorithms and optimization; augmented reality and virtual reality; geo; human computer interaction; health research; machine learning and data mining; mobile; machine perception; networking; natural language processing; privacy; quantum computing; structured data, extraction, semantic graph, and database management; security; software engineering and programming languages; systems; and other areas.
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