Two UW–Madison researchers receive prestigious Sloan Fellowships

Two members of the University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty are among 126 scientists across the United States and Canada selected as Sloan Research Fellows.

The fellowships, awarded annually since 1955, honor exceptional scientists whose creativity, innovation and research accomplishments make them stand out as future leaders in their fields.

UW–Madison’s 2024 Sloan Fellows are Ke Fang, assistant professor of physics, and Xiangyao Yu, assistant professor of computer sciences.

Using data from the IceCube Neutrino Observatory and Fermi Large Area Telescope along with numerical simulations, Ke Fang studies the origin of subatomic particles — like neutrinos — that reach Earth from across the universe.

Xiangyao Yu works on database systems, focusing on database hardware, databases built to be used by cloud-based applications and streamlining combined processes of updating and analyzing data in large databases.

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