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2012 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students
This award was founded by the Chinese government in 2003 with the purpose of rewarding the academic excellence of self-financed Chinese students studying overseas. Only those with outstanding performance in their PhD studies will be considered by the award selection panel and no more than 500 young talents will be granted the award each year all over the world.
Materials Research Society Graduate Student Gold Award
Electrical Engineering Graduate Student Benjamin Tee recently won the prestigious Graduate Student Gold Award at the Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring conference in San Francisco. MRS graduate student awards are intended to honor and encourage graduate students whose academic achievements and current materials research display a high level of excellence and distinction. MRS seeks to recognize students of exceptional ability who show promise for significant future achievement in materials research.
2013-2014 IBM Ph.D. Fellowship
The IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Awards Program is an intensely competitive worldwide program, which honors exceptional Ph.D. students who have an interest in solving problems that are important to IBM and fundamental to innovation in many academic disciplines and areas of study. These include: computer science and engineering (including cyber security and cloud computing), electrical and mechanical engineering, physical sciences (including chemistry, material sciences, and physics), mathematical sciences (including analytics of massive scale data with uncertainty, operations research, and optimization), public sector and business sciences (including urban policy and analytics, social technologies, learning systems and natural language understanding), and service science, management, and engineering (SSME). Additionally, IBM pays special attention to an array of focus areas. For details on the focus areas, see frequently asked questions.
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First Prize for the Best Student Paper of 2012
First Prize for the Best Student Paper of 2012 IEEE International Conference on Power System Technology (POWERCON 2012)
Paper entitled: Frequency Stability for Distributed Generation Connected through Grid-Tie Inverter
The team developed methodology that allows to analyze whether electrical power distribution systems would remain stable as the fraction of inverter-connected distributed generation, such as solar and wind, increases.
Stanford Advisors: Dimitry Gorinevsky and Sanjay Lall
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