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Roxana Geambasu, Michael Piatek Awarded Inaugural Google Fellowships


rox11UW CSE graduate students Roxana Geambasu and Michael Piatek are among 13 exemplary Ph.D. students from across the nation who have been named recipients of the inaugural Google Fellowships.

Leading graduate programs in computer science and related fields were invited to nominate two students each.  The students could be studying any of 20 different technical areas.

Both of UW’s nominees were awarded Google Fellowships.  Roxana received the 2009 Google Fellowship in Cloud Computing.  Her research focuses on the challenges, as well as the untapped opportunities, created by today’s rapid move to cloud computing.

Mike received the 2009 Google Fellowship in Computer Networking.  His research interests span problems involving networks, distributed systems, and peer-to-peer systems.

More information on these fellowships may be found here.

Congratulations Roxana and Mike!