Thoughtworks Arts Director Ellen Pearlman has received the prestigious Fulbright Scholar Award as a Researcher/Professor at the Department of Mathematics at the University of Warsaw, Poland for 2023. As a Fulbrighter, she joins the ranks of many distinguished program participants.
Fulbright scholars represent a wide range of professional and academic disciplines and are competitively selected for the Fulbright program, based on their knowledge, skill sets, and ability to make important contributions to projects overseas. This grant is a reflection of Ellen’s leadership and significant impact on society.
Ellen was selected to further develop her research in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision in the Department of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics at her host institution, the University of Warsaw, Poland, beginning in March 2023. Established in 1816 it is the largest institution of higher learning in the country. Ellen will utilize her research and department collaboration to continue her project on epigenetics and AI “Language is Leaving Me”, which she began while a Research Fellow at MIT.
The Fulbright Scholar Grant Award is made possible through funds allocated annually by the U.S. Congress and by contributions from partner countries. The Fulbright Program is devoted to increasing mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Fulbright is the world’s largest and most diverse international educational exchange program. Since its inception in 1946, more than 400,000 Fulbrighters have participated in the Program. The United States Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs oversees Fulbright Program operations throughout the world.
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