Mina Tahmasbi Arashloo, a doctoral student at Princeton University, will become a Cornell Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow in CIS, working with Nate Foster and Rachit Agarwal, both professors in Computer Science in Ithaca as well as Deborah Estrin, Associate Dean and Robert V. Tishman ’37 Professor at Cornell Tech in New York City. Given her alignment with these faculty, Arashloo hopes to strengthen connections between the two campuses. As for her specific research agenda, Daniel Aloi reported in the Cornell Chronicle, that her work “on computer networks draws from programming languages, systems, computer architecture and other areas of computer science to explore the design of programmable platforms that abstract and automate network monitoring and control tasks otherwise done by humans."

The Cornell Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, notes Aloi, is “an initiative created in 2017 to attract some of the world’s best young talent to Cornell. The inaugural class of 10 fellows was selected in February 2018. A new cohort of fellows is selected each year.”

According to Aloi, the fellowship program “encompasses research-based disciplines across the Ithaca campus, at Cornell Techin New York City and Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, New York. The new fellows represent fields in the life sciences, the humanities, social sciences and the physical sciences.”

As reported in the Chronicle, Cornell “received more than 200 applications for this class of postdoctoral fellows. A selection committee of tenured faculty members reviewed the applicants and shortlisted 15 for interviews. […] The fellows, along with participants in other prestigious Cornell postdoctoral programs receive lifetime membership in the Society of Cornell Fellows.”