Prof. Sidford is among 126 outstanding early-career scholars from 57 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada who were awarded Sloan Fellowships, each recognized for their achievements and potential to contribute substantially to their scientific fields.
Prof. Siford's research lies broadly in optimization, the theory of computation, and the design and analysis of algorithms. He is particularly interested in work at the intersection of continuous optimization, graph theory, numerical linear algebra and data structures.
Winners of Sloan Research Fellowships receive a two-year, $75,000 award to support their research. The fellowships are intended to enhance the careers of exceptional young scientists and scholars in the fields of chemistry, computer science, economics, mathematics, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, neuroscience, ocean sciences and physics.
"There is a wide variety of winning institutions, but each one has successfully attracted, retained, and nurtured truly promising junior faculty," said Daniel L. Goroff, director of the Sloan Research Fellowship program. "The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is proud to join with these institutions in recognizing and supporting scientific leaders of the future."
See the Stanford News article for more information on all Sloan Fellowships.