Two new faculty to join MPI-SWS

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We are pleased to announce that two new faculty will join MPI-SWS.

Maria Christakis is joining us from the University of Kent, England, where she is a Lecturer at the School of Computing. Maria’s goal is to develop theoretical foundations and practical tools for building more reliable and usable software and increasing developer productivity. She is primarily interested in software engineering, programming languages, and formal methods. Maria joins the institute as a tenure-track faculty member, effective Oct 16, 2017. Maria was previously a post-doctoral researcher at Microsoft Research Redmond. She received her Ph.D. from ETH Zurich and her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. Maria is the recipient of the ETH medal and the EAPLS Best PhD Dissertation Award.

Adish Singla is joining us from ETH Zurich, where he has completed his Ph.D. in computer science. His research focuses on designing new machine learning frameworks and developing algorithmic techniques, particularly for situations where people are an integral part of computational systems. Adish joins the institute as a tenure-track faculty member, effective Oct 1, 2017. Before starting his Ph.D., he worked as a Senior Development Lead in Bing Search for over three years. Adish received his Bachelor’s degree from IIT Delhi and his Master’s degree from EPFL. He is a recipient of the Facebook Fellowship in the area of Machine Learning, the Microsoft Research Tech Transfer Award, and the Microsoft Gold Star Award.