UW CSE Ph.D. student Kira Goldner has been named a 2016 Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholar. Goldner, who works with professor Anna Karlin in UW CSE’s Theory group on algorithmic game theory and approximation algorithms, is one of only 20 student researchers from across the United States selected by Google to receive this award.
Google established the Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship in honor of Borg’s tireless dedication to advancing women and other underrepresented groups in the field of computing. The program celebrates recipients’ academic excellence and their potential to become active role models and leaders in the field. The scholarship includes an invitation to participate in the Google Scholars’ Retreat at the company’s Mountain View, California headquarters.
The scholarship includes an invitation to participate in the Google Scholars’ Retreat at the company’s Mountain View, California headquarters. Goldner is the latest in a distinguished line of UW CSE students who have received the award, including Nell O’Rourke and Irene Zhang (2015), Jenny Abrahamson and Nicki Dell (2012), Janara Christensen and Katie Kuksenok (2011), Lydia Chilton and Kristi Morton (2010), Saleema Amershi (2009), and Julie Letchner and Kate Everitt (2008).
Way to go, Kira!