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Mark Zhandry and Ravi Netravali named 2021 Sloan Research Fellows

Mark Zhandry and Ravi Netravali have been awarded the 2021 Sloan Fellowships by the Alfred P. Sloan FoundationThe two are among 128 early-career scholars who represent the most promising scientific researchers working today. Their achievements and potential place them among the next generation of scientific leaders in the U.S. and Canada.

Photos of Mark Zhandry and Ravi Netravali next to the Sloan Foundation logo

Mark Zhandry, assistant professor of computer science, focuses primarily on cryptography, which protects digital information such as credit card numbers, log-in credentials and other secure electronic transactions. His research explores the potential for quantum computing to break the cryptography in use today, as well as ways to strengthen cryptography. In 2018, he received a National Science Foundation CAREER award, a prestigious source of support for early-career researchers. Zhandry completed postdoctoral studies at MIT, earned his Ph.D. from Stanford University, and earned his B.A. at the University of California-Berkeley.

Ravi Netravali is currently an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of California, Los Angeles, and joins Computer Science at Princeton University in July, 2021. His research interests are broadly in computer systems and networking, with a focus on building practical systems to improve the performance and debugging of large-scale, distributed applications for both end users and developers. His research has been recognized with an NSF CAREER Award, a Google Faculty Research Award, an ACM SoCC Best Paper Award, and an IRTF Applied Networking Research Prize. Prior to joining Princeton, Netravali was an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at UCLA from 2019-2021. He received his PhD in Computer Science from MIT in 2018, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University in 2012.

Click here to read more about the five current Princeton faculty members named as fellows.


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