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Google PhD Fellowships go international

July 15, 2010

Posted by Alfred Spector, VP of Research and Special Initiatives

(Cross-posted from the Official Google Blog)

We introduced the Google Fellowship program last year in the United States to broaden our support of university research. The students who were awarded the 2009 fellowships were a truly impressive group, many having high profile internships this past summer and even a few with faculty appointments in the upcoming year.

Universities continue to be the source of some of the most innovative research in computer science, and in particular it’s the students that they foster who are the future of our field. This year, we’re going global and extending the fellowship program to Europe, Israel, China and Canada. We’re very happy to be continuing our support of excellence in graduate studies and offer our sincere congratulations to the following PhD students for receiving Google Fellowships in 2010:

Google European Doctoral Fellowships
  • Roland Angst, Google Europe Fellowship in Computer Vision (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Arnar Birgisson, Google Europe Fellowship in Computer Security (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
  • Omar Choudary, Google Europe Fellowship in Mobile Security (University of Cambridge, U.K.)
  • Michele Coscia, Google Europe Fellowship in Social Computing (University of Pisa, Italy)
  • Moran Feldman, Google Europe Fellowship in Market Algorithms (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)
  • Neil Houlsby, Google Europe Fellowship in Statistical Machine Learning (University of Cambridge, U.K.)
  • Kasper Dalgaard Larsen, Google Europe Fellowship in Search and Information Retrieval (Aarhus University, Denmark)
  • Florian Laws, Google Europe Fellowship in Natural Language Processing (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
  • Cynthia Liem, Google Europe Fellowship in Multimedia (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands)
  • Ofer Meshi, Google Europe Fellowship in Machine Learning (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)
  • Dora Spenza, Google Europe Fellowship in Wireless Networking (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)
  • Carola Winzen, Google Europe Fellowship in Randomized Algorithms (Saarland University / Max Planck Institute for Computer Science, Germany)
  • Marek Zawirski, Google Europe Fellowship in Distributed Computing (University Pierre and Marie Curie / INRIA, France)
  • Lukas Zich, Google Europe Fellowship in Video Analysis (Czech Technical University, Czech Republic)
Google China PhD Fellowships
  • Fangtao Li, Google China Fellowship in Natural Language Processing (Tsinghua University)
  • Ming-Ming Cheng, Google China Fellowship in Computer Vision (Tsinghua University)
Google United States/Canada PhD Fellowships
  • Chong Wang, Google U.S./Canada Fellowship in Machine Learning (Princeton University)
  • Tyler McCormick, Google U.S./Canada Fellowship in Statistics (Columbia University)
  • Ashok Anand, Google U.S./Canada Fellowship in Computer Networking (University of Wisconsin)
  • Ramesh Chandra, Google U.S./Canada Fellowship in Web Application Security (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Adam Pauls, Google U.S./Canada Fellowship in Machine Translation (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Nguyen Dinh Tran, Google U.S./Canada Fellowship in Distributed Systems (New York University)
  • Moira Burke, Google U.S./Canada Fellowship in Human Computer Interaction (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Ankur Taly, Google U.S./Canada Fellowship in Language Security (Stanford University)
  • Ilya Sutskever, Google U.S./Canada Fellowship in Neural Networks (University of Toronto)
  • Keenan Crane, Google U.S./Canada Fellowship in Computer Graphics (California Institute of Technology)
  • Boris Babenko, Google U.S./Canada Fellowship in Computer Vision (University of California, San Diego)
  • Jason Mars, Google U.S./Canada Fellowship in Compiler Technology (University of Virginia)
  • Joseph Reisinger, Google U.S./Canada Fellowship in Natural Language Processing (University of Texas, Austin)
  • Maryam Karimzadehgan, Google U.S./Canada Fellowship in Search and Information Retrieval (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
  • Carolina Parada, Google U.S./Canada Fellowship in Speech (Johns Hopkins University)
The students will receive fellowships consisting of full coverage of tuition, fees and stipend for up to three years. These students have been exemplary thus far in their careers, and we’re looking forward to seeing them build upon their already impressive accomplishments. Congratulations to all of you!