Professor Lav Varshney placed at National Security Council through White House Fellows program


Cassandra Smith

Professor Lav Varshney was selected to participate in a year-long program working with top Federal government staff.

Varshney was placed at the National Security Council, Deputy Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology after being named a member of the 2022-2023 class of White House Fellows.

The program was founded in 1964. "The White House Fellows program offers exceptional young leaders first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the Federal government," said White House officials.

Varshney is an ECE faculty member and CSL researcher. He also works with Brookhaven National Laboratory. His work focuses on computing for national security.

His research topics have included autonomous systems and artificial intelligence, cognitive computing as well as data science and analytics.

In regards to his entrepreneurship, Varshney has been the chief scientists for several startup companies. Some of those companies used AI in areas such as wastewater treatment and music.

Varshney was selected to be part of this program through a highly competitive selection process. Officials said chosen to participate "are a remarkably gifted, passionate and accomplished group."

Starting November 1, 2022, applications will start being accepted for the 2023-2024 Fellowship year. You can find an application online.