Aravind Srinivasan and John Dickerson receive 2018 Google Faculty Research Awards

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Professor Aravind Srinivasan and Assistant Professor John Dickerson are recipients of 2018 Google Faculty Research Awards. Their projects were two of 158 funded for this year out of 910 proposals from all over the world.  Srinivasan and Dickerson’s award covers “tuition for a graduate student and provide[s] both faculty and students the opportunity to work directly with Google researchers and engineers.”
 
Srinivasan and Dickerson will be engaging in research on optimization to tackle the problem, “AI for Efficient and Equitable Organ Allocation Policies.” In the end, their work seeks to lower the numbers of people waiting for kidney donors in a kidney exchange, “a centrally-administered barter market which patients swap their willing but incompatible donors.”

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