Fellow & Canada CIFAR AI Chair Martha White receives competitive Killam Award

Martha White

Amii is proud to announce that Fellow and Canada CIFAR AI Chair at Amii Martha White (Assistant Professor, University of Alberta) is a recipient of the 2020 Killam Accelerator Research Award.

The Killam Trusts provide scholarships, fellowships and prizes to post-graduate scholars at Canadian universities, supporting research with a focus on social impact, accessibility, diversity, and making the world a better place. Killam Awards are prestigious and competitive; so far, the organization has provided more than $1 billion in funding.

At a high-level, I work on systems that autonomously make decisions and constantly adapt to the world around them,” Martha said in an interview with the UAlberta Faculty of Science news. “My primary research area is machine learning, where the goal is to understand and develop algorithms that improve prediction and decision-making capabilities with experience.

The Killam Accelerator Research Award was established in November 2018 to address the needs of an underserved group of researchers that merits targeted investment. Martha will receive $225,000 over three years to continue her leading-edge research in the field of machine learning.

It's an honour to be selected amongst so many great researchers at the University of Alberta,” she remarked. “My research is pushed forward by an amazingly talented group of graduate students. We are a collaborative team, and this award will directly fund several of those researchers, allowing them to focus on these hard and important research questions.

Learn how Amii advances world-leading artificial intelligence and machine learning research: visit our Research page.

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