Center for Advanced Study selects two CSL faculty members for honors



Every year, University of Illinois faculty submit scholarly or creative proposals for consideration by the Center for Advanced Study's (CAS) permanent professors. This year, Elyse Rosenbaum was appointed as a CAS Associate and Lav Varshney was named as a CAS Fellow. They are each granted one semester to pursue their respective projects.

ECE Professor Elyse Rosenbaum's winning proposal is titled "Machine Learning Models for Reliability Analysis." Rosenbaum is the Melvin and Anne Louise Hassebrock Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering and is affiliated with CSL. She is a director of the Center for Advanced Electronics through Machine Learning (CAEML), a center aimed at accelerating advances in microelectronic circuits and systems. She received her PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1992 and has been at Illinois since then.
ECE Assistant Professor Lav R Varshney was named as a CAS Fellow for his proposal "A Mathematical Theory of Creativity." Varshney is affiliated with both the Beckman Institute and CSL. He receieved his PhD in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2010 and has been at Illinois since 2014.