Carnegie Mellon University

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October 25, 2022

Sriraman Featured as Meta's Academic of the Month

Akshitha Sriraman is featured on the Meta Research blog this October as the Academic of the Month. In the monthly interview series, Meta features members of the academic community — and the important research they do — as thought partners, collaborators, and independent contributors.

Akshitha is a longtime Meta collaborator, having been awarded the 2020 Meta Distributed Systems Fellowship while working toward her Ph.D. at the University of Michigan. She has coauthored multiple academic papers with Meta researchers, participated in two Meta-sponsored internships, and served as a part-time research scientist at the company. Most recently, Akshitha was among the winners of the 2022 Systems Research request for proposals.

In this Q&A, Akshitha shares how her nontraditional path to research became her superpower and how her passion for equity — in her research, her lab, and on campus — drives her every day.

Read the blog post here.