Lana Yarosh named McKnight Presidential Fellow

The University of Minnesota recently announced the 2020 class of the McKnight Presidential Fellows program. This recognition is given to outstanding faculty who have recently achieved tenure and promotion to associate professor. This year, CS&E’s Lana Yarosh was one of six recipients from across the University.

This special mid-career faculty award means that Yarosh will hold the title of McKnight Presidential Fellow for three years and will receive funding to support her research and scholarly activities.

Recipients are recommended by their college dean and chosen at the discretion of the executive vice president and provost based on excellence in research and scholarship, leadership, potential to build top-tier programs, and ability to advance University of Minnesota priorities.

Yarosh is a computer scientist with a focus in human-computer interaction and social computing. Her research lab has made significant contributions to the empirical understanding and design of computing systems that enhance social relationships to create stronger families, support individual health and wellbeing, and provide a stage for personal growth. Lana’s scholarship is characterized by interdisciplinary, community-engaged, and participatory methods to create novel technologies that meet our needs as a society.

The complete list of 2020 McKnight Presidential Fellows can be found on the Scholars Walk website.