UW CSE’s Lilian de Greef and Irene Zhang have been named 2015 Microsoft Research Ph.D. Fellows. Only 12 recipients were selected from among 169 nominees received by the company for this highly competitive fellowship, which provides financial support as well as the opportunity to work alongside leading computer scientists as part of a 12-week paid internship at Microsoft Research.
Lilian works with Shwetak Patel in the UbiComp Lab. Her interests include computer vision, embedded systems, machine learning and human-computer interaction. Lilian and her UbiComp colleagues developed BiliCam, a smartphone-based system for monitoring newborn jaundice.
Irene works with Hank Levy and Arvind Krishnamurthy in the Computer Systems Lab. Her research focuses on systems for large-scale, distributed applications, including the design of new operating system abstractions for mobile/cloud applications as part of the Sapphire project.
Congratulations to Lilian and Irene, and thanks to Microsoft Research for recognizing and supporting these rising stars in computer science!