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UW CSE students shine in 2016 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship competition

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program logoThe National Science Foundation announced the recipients of its 2016 Graduate Research Fellowships today and UW boasts the second highest number of fellowship recipients in the nation in the “Computer and Information Science and Engineering” category. A total of eight UW students earned Fellowships in the computing field—including seven from UW CSE—and eight more earned Honorable Mentions.

NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program supports outstanding student researchers pursuing Master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics who demonstrate the potential to have a significant impact in their fields. Nearly 17,000 students applied for a total of 2,000 fellowships awarded nationwide. Congratulations to the UW students who were recognized by the NSF today for their excellence in computing research:

UW CSE NSF Graduate Research Fellowship winners

Elizabeth Clark: Natural Language Processing

Maxwell Forbes: Natural Language Processing

Lucy Lin: Natural Language Processing

Talia Ringer: Formal Methods, Verification, and Programming Languages

Jessica Schroeder: Human Computer Interaction

Lucy Simko: Computer Security and Privacy

Amanda Swearngin: Human Computer Interaction

UW CSE Honorable Mentions

Kira Goldner: Algorithms and Theoretical Foundations

Daniel Gordon: Robotics and Computer Vision

Ellis Michael: Computer Systems and Embedded Systems

George Mulcaire: Natural Language Processing

Annie Ross: Human Computer Interaction

Zuoming Shi: Human Computer Interaction

In addition to the CSE students named above, UW HCDE student Dawn Sakaguchi-Tang was awarded a 2016 fellowship in Human Computer Interaction, and UW EE student Bora Banjanin and HCDE student Erin Hoffman received honorable mentions in Robotics and Computer Vision and Human Computer Interaction, respectively.

Read the NSF press release here and view the full list of winners here.

Way to go, team! (Last year, UW CSE students earned 8 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships and 3 Honorable Mentions – it’s been a great few years for UW CSE student recognition in the NSF GRFP competition.)

March 29, 2016