Krzysztof Gajos named 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow

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Krzystzof Gajos, assistant professor of computer science at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), has been named a 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow.

He is among 126 fellows, including four others at Harvard, selected from the United States and Canada this year on the basis of their “independent research accomplishments, creativity, and potential to become leaders in the scientific community through their contributions to their field.”

The $50,000 award will support Gajos’ research in the fields of human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence, and applied machine learning.

As director of the Intelligent Interactive Systems Group at SEAS, Gajos is conducting research on intelligent technology that improves the way humans interact with computational systems—for example, through personalized tools that adapt to a user’s accessibility needs or preferences. Other areas of interest include creativity support tools, interactive machine learning, methodologies for conducting large-scale experiments with online volunteers, and crowdsourcing.