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Texas State Professor Receives NSF CRII Award

April 6, 2020

Dr. Sasha Dong receives NSF CRII Award 


Dr. Sasha Dong, assistant professor in Industrial Engineering, received a $175,000 Computer and Information Science and Engineering Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) two-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

CAREER Awards are the foundation’s most prestigious honor for junior faculty members, and the NSF’s CRII program is referred to as the “Mini CAREER Award,” encouraging research independence early in a faculty member’s career.

Dr. Sasha Dong received the award for her proposal titled "CRII: CIF: A Machine Learning-based Computational Framework for Large-Scale Stochastic Programming” The project will create a machine learning-based computational framework to solve large-scale stochastic programming problems effectively and efficiently by integrating machine learning techniques into optimization algorithms.