Fred C. Davison Early Career Scholar Award
Sheng Li, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science, has already demonstrated significant achievements in his career in artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science. He focuses on designing machine-learning models to provide trustworthy representations from large-scale data. His novel algorithms to extract knowledge from raw data have been used in many real-world applications such as data clustering, causal inference, scene understanding, time series analysis, visual reasoning, bioinformatics, and public health. He has published over 110 journal/conference publications, which have attracted international attention with more than 3,400 Google Scholar citations (h-index: 32). In 2020, he received the Aharon Katzir Young Investigator Award from the International Neural Networks Society, which recognizes “exceptionally promising young investigators in the field of neural networks.” In the past three years at UGA, he has received multiple grants as principal investigator for more than $1.5 million to support his research.