Koyejo Honored with 2021 Skip Ellis Early Career Award

6/7/2021 1:32:15 PM

Assistant Professor Sanmi Koyejo has been selected as the 2021 Skip Ellis Early Career Award recipient by the Computer Research Association's Committee on Widening Participation in Computing Research (CRA-WP).  

Sanmi Koyejo
Sanmi Koyejo

The Skip Ellis Early Career Award honors the late Illinois CS alumnus Clarence “Skip” Ellis (CS PhD '69), who was the first African-American to earn a PhD in computer science and the first African-American to be elected a Fellow of the ACM. This award is given annually by CRA-WP to a person who identifies as a member of a group underrepresented in computing (African-American, Latinx, Native American/First Peoples, and/or People with Disabilities), who has made significant research contributions in computer science and/or engineering and has also contributed to the profession, especially in outreach to underrepresented demographics.

Koyejo’s research interests are in developing the principles and practice of trustworthy machine learning. Additionally, Koyejo focuses on applications to neuroscience and healthcare. He has been the recipient of several awards, including a Sloan Research Fellowship, a Kavli Fellowship, an IJCAI early career spotlight, and a trainee award from the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM). Koyejo serves on the board of the Black in AI organization.

See the full CRA-WP announcement.