To Whom It May Concern,
While I have taught and mentored many students over the course of my teaching years, few if any stand out more in my mind than XXX. I was her professor for an advanced class in Artificial Intelligence Stimulus and her progress during that class and since that time have been truly remarkable. She has been making enormous contributions to the technological advancement of all things medical online, shaping up to be one of a new generation of pioneers in the adaption of artificial intelligence to medicine in an increasingly online world. Thus, it could not please me more to write this Letter of Recommendation on her behalf for the requisite immigration status necessary so that she can continue to labor here in the USA alongside us in the numerous challenges that we face. All of this is especially true as a result of the fact that Dr. XXXX has distinguished herself, in particular, on the frontlines of our fight against COVID-19, in terms of research as well as strategy and its implementation. I personally speak to her with frequency and benefit greatly from the creative strategies that she is working on.
My name is XXXX and I am a senior scientist at XXXX Global Research, where, as part of the XXXX Robotics team, since 2014, I am responsible for research, development, and deployment of real-world systems for aerial and ground robots. I work closely with customers and multi-disciplinary teams to shape robotics projects and products in the energy, transportation, and aviation sectors. My central focus is on robot learning under uncertainty, developing deep learning techniques that enable learning via self-play, particularly as this relates to robot perception, navigation, and manipulation. I have been actively involved in the creation of two new robotics-enabled businesses at GE, and published more than a dozen peer reviewed articles, presenting many of them at conferences and filing more than a dozen patent disclosures. I was awarded the CTO Award by General Electric and the Outstanding Achievement by a Young Alum Award by the UMass Amherst College of Information and Computer Sciences – for my leadership and initiative in robotics innovations. Prior to joining XXXX, I was a postdoctoral fellow in the XXXX College of Information and Computer Sciences Robotics Lab and worked with NASA to develop robotic learning techniques, including teaching robots to make decisions under uncertainty. I earned a B.S. in Mathematics and Computing from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur in 2004 and my M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2007 and 2012, respectively.
Dr. XXXX is a most enthusiastic and congenial young transplant nephrologist operating on the cutting-edge of her field, working tirelessly to improve outcomes in solid organ transplantation. Particularly as a result of her clinical and translational work, it is no exaggeration to refer to her as an emerging leader in the transplant community. Dr. XXXX has already made enormously important contributions to her areas of medicine and she has enormous potential to continue to do so. She is an accomplished clinician and scientist engaged in active research as a principal as well as co-investigator for several critically important clinical and translational studies. Thus, I strongly recommend approval of her petition. I can certify that her abilities in medicine are superlative and she could not be better poised to continue to make important contributions to science and our care of organ transplant patients – especially in the face of COVID-19, which renders us in desperate need of having all of our hands on-deck.
It would be a pleasure to provide you with any further information about Dr. XXXX.