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CSE’s Lydia Chilton, Nicki Dell win Facebook Graduate Fellowships

Nicki-200x300lydiaUW CSE Ph.D. students Lydia Chilton and Nicki Dell have been named as winners of 2013-14  Facebook Graduate Fellowships.

Lydia works with James Landay and Dan Weld on crowdsourcing. She spent the 2010-11 academic year at MSR-Asia in Beijing observing Landay trying to speak Chinese.

Nicki works with Gaetano Borriello and Linda Shapiro on computer vision, machine-learning and human-computer interaction, with a focus on designing and evaluating applications that improve the lives of underserved populations in low-income regions.

Lydia and Nicki were among 12 top students from the nation’s top programs who received Facebook Graduate Fellowships.  UW CSE Ph.D. students Raymond Cheng and Paris Koutris were among 27 Finalists.

Congratulations to Lydia, Nicki, Raymond, and Paris!  Read the Facebook announcement here.