MCDS alum previously appeared on Forbes '30 Under 30' list
Siddha Ganju, a 2016 graduate of the MCDS program, has received an Outstanding Recent Alumni Award from Carnegie Mellon University for her professional success and service to her field.
An AI researcher and deep learning architect for autonomous vehicle development and validation at Nvidia, Ganju appeared on the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 list and has developed deep learning models for resource constraint electronic devices at Deep Vision. She's mentored scientists and worked on deep learning tools at NASA's AI accelerator, leading to groundbreaking advancements in automating the recognition, tracking and discovery of meteor showers. An advocate for diversity and inclusion in technology, she speaks to and mentors students of all ages and regularly appears at industry-level conferences.
First presented in 1950, the Alumni Awards pay tribute to individuals distinguished by their service to the university and outstanding accomplishments in the arts, humanities, sciences, technology and business. To date, more than 900 alumni, faculty and students have been honored with these awards.
"CMU alumni pursue big, world-changing goals — and they achieve them," said Brit McCandless Farmer, CMU Alumni Association Board president and a Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences alumna. "Tartans carry a sense of service and a commitment to doing good throughout their lives and careers. The Alumni Awards celebrate that CMU spirit. I am thrilled to honor this accomplished group and to share their stories with the CMU community."
CMU will honor Ganju and 12 other award recipients on Friday, Oct. 28, at the 72nd annual Alumni Awards Ceremony, part of the university's Homecoming Weekend festivities.
For more information, visit the Alumni Awards website.