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International Award for Chemnitz Mathematician

Dr. Kateryna Pozharska, research associate at the Professorship of Applied Analysis, received the "Joseph F. Traub Young Researcher Award" for her outstanding research contribution

Dr. Kateryna Pozharska, research associate at the Professorship of Applied Analysis (headed by Prof. Dr. Tino Ullrich) of Chemnitz University of Technology (TUC), was awarded the "Joseph F. Traub Young Researcher Award" this year. The Ukrainian is a scholarship holder within the framework of the Philipp Schwartz Initiative of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for researchers at risk. With this award, a panel of experts acknowledged Pozharska's outstanding research contribution in the field of information-based complexity (IBC) theory. The prize is endowed with 1,000 US dollars.

"I consider it a great honor to receive this prestigious award! It shows me that the topic of our research is of great interest and motivates me to continue working intensively on these issues. This is already my second research stay at Chemnitz University of Technology in the working group of Prof. Ullrich. Together with him and other colleagues, we are working on modern questions of information-based complexity theory," says Dr. Kateryna Pozharska. In her research field, it is about reducing information as a basis for reconstructing unknown high-parametric relationships. "Such problems arise, among others, in the field of machine learning. This requires a deep understanding of high-dimensional problems," Pozharska continues.

"I am absolutely thrilled about this news. Dr. Pozharska truly deserves the award. She has managed to achieve great results through tireless work despite challenging personal and societal circumstances. She is an extremely ambitious young researcher, and we will surely hear much more from her. The award is a great recognition and motivates the entire working group to continue researching in this direction," adds Prof. Tino Ullrich.

Background: Joseph F. Traub Young Researcher Award

The award is given for significant contributions to information-based complexity theory to young researchers who have not yet reached their 35th birthday by the end of 2023. The award comes with a reward of 1,000 US dollars and also includes a plaque. It was endowed annually by the American computer scientist and IBC pioneer Prof. Joseph Traub of Columbia University until his death in 2015. Afterwards Traub's widow Pamela McCorduck, a renowned non-fiction author on the topic of "Artificial Intelligence", continued the award's endowment.

(Author: Matthias Fejes / Translation: Brent Benofsky)

Matthias Fejes

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