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Balcan to Receive ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award for Innovations to Machine Learning

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Maria Florina Balcan

Maria Florina Balcan, an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University.

Carnegie Mellon University's Maria Florina “Nina” Balcan has been named recipient of the 2019 ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award for her contributions to minimally supervised machine learning. The award is given to the outstanding young computer professional of the year, selected on the basis of a single recent major technical or service contribution made while he or she was 35 years of age or less.

“Nina Balcan wonderfully meets the criteria for the ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award, as many of her groundbreaking contributions occurred long before she turned 35,” said ACM President Cherri M. Pancake. “Although she is still in the early stages of her career, she has already established herself as the world leader in the theory of how AI systems can learn with limited supervision. More broadly, her work has realigned the foundations of machine learning, and consequently ushered in many new applications that have brought about leapfrog advances in this exciting area of artificial intelligence."

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