Irene Chen and Preeya Khanna win Google Research Scholar Awards

EECS Assistant Professors Irene Chen and Preeya Khanna are recipients of Google Research Scholar Awards.

The program aims to support early-career professors and provides recipients with up to $60,000 in funding to support world-class research. Of the four UC Berkeley recipients this year, Chen and Khanna were honored for their work in health research.

Chen was cited for her work, “Closing the Gap: Evaluating and Improving Clinical Risk Prediction Models for Patients with Lower Access to Care,” co-authored by Anna Zink from the University of Chicago. Chen’s research focuses on machine learning methods for improving clinical health care and making it more equitable.

Khanna was cited for her work, “Machine learning for personalized at-home motor assessment and therapy in stroke participants.” Her research combines sensorimotor systems neuroscience, network modeling, and neurotechnology development to uncover principles of how distributed brain networks coordinate to control skillful dexterous movements.