Sanjeev Arora, a member of the International Advisory Board of ICTS, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Sanjeev Arora is the Charles C. Fitzmorris Professor of Computer Science, computer science department, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
Sanjeev Arora is interested in achieving a better theoretical understanding of methods in machine learning that are empirically successful, especially NP-complete problems that seem solvable in practice. Current topics of his interest include unsupervised learning, generative models, deep learning, natural language processing, and reinforcement learning.
Established in 1863, the NAS is charged with providing independent, objective advice to the Government of the USA on matters related to science and technology. Scientists are elected by their peers to membership in the NAS for outstanding contributions to research.