Computer Science graduate student invited to meet math and computer science winners – WSU Insider
Graduate student Aryan Deshwal has the unique opportunity to meet the world’s top researchers in mathematics and computer science this fall. He plans to ask them how they first thought about their revolutionary ideas.
“I’m very interested in the genealogy of ideas or the significance of ideas and approaches from their raw form,” Deshwal said. “I would like to ask the winners how they came up with some of the most important insights in their own research careers.”
Deshwal, a doctoral candidate in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, is believed to be the first Washington State University student ever selected to participate in the Heidelberg Laureate Forum. The week-long event is a networking conference where 200 student researchers in mathematics and computer science from around the world spend a week interacting with the winners of top prizes in these fields, such as the Abel Prize, the ACM AM Turing, the ACM Award in Computer Science, Fields Medal and Nevanlinna Award. The event will take place in Heidelberg in September.
“I am grateful to have been selected to participate in the forum,” Deshwal said. “This forum is a prestigious venue and I believe there are many equally suitable candidates who deserve the opportunity to attend the event. I believe my selection is solely due to all the people who m have supported on a daily basis – the most important of these being my advisor Jana Doppa who provided immense support and mentorship throughout my PhD.
A graduate student at WSU since 2018, Deshwal conducts research on new artificial intelligence algorithms that aim to optimize experiments in high-impact scientific and engineering applications, including for the development and design of nanoporous materials, pharmaceuticals and vaccines, and computer chips. He has published several peer-reviewed articles and presented at many prestigious conferences, including the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) and the International Conference on Machine Learning.
He was recently named Voiland College’s Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant. He has worked as an intern at Google Research, Meta Research and Samsung and holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Delhi Technological University.
“Aryan is a tremendous doctoral student who has demonstrated excellence in research, teaching and professional service at the same time,” said Jana Doppa, Associate Professor Emeritus George and Joan Berry in the School of Electrical and Electrical Engineering. computer and advisor to Deshwal. “He has a long career as an academic researcher ahead of him. He conducts exciting, innovative and high-impact fundamental research in artificial intelligence (AI) to solve scientific and technical problems to contribute to environmental sustainability.