Shah Earns NSF CAREER Award
By Virginia Alvino YoungMedia Inquiries
- School of Computer Science
Shah's research specialties include machine learning, game theory and crowdsourcing. With the NSF grant, he will design new algorithms for eliciting data from people and processing it in a manner that mitigates biases and unfairness to the greatest possible extent. The research will have a particular focus on peer review of scholarly research, with a wide variety of other applications including hiring, college admissions, recommender systems and crowdsourcing.
The project will employ tools from machine learning, statistics, information theory, game theory and social choice. Shah will also release open-source toolkits for practitioners and employ outreach efforts towards creating positive policy change.
Shah received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California Berkley in 2017, where his thesis earned the David J. Sakrison Memorial Prize for a "truly outstanding piece of research."