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Lilian de Greef and Irene Zhang win Microsoft Research Ph.D. Fellowships

Lilian de Greef

Lilian de Greef

UW CSE’sĀ 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 providesĀ 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 Zhang

Irene Zhang

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.

Past winners of this prestigious award at UW CSE include Yoav Artzi and Mayank Goel (2014); Gabe Cohn and Franzi Roesner (2012); and Morgan Dixon (2011).

Congratulations to Lilian and Irene, and thanks to Microsoft Research for recognizing and supporting these rising stars in computer science!

January 22, 2015