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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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Marconi Young Scholar Award
The Marconi Society, which is devoted to encouraging scientific contributions in the field of communications and the Internet, has recognized graduate student AAKANKSHA CHOWDHERY with one of three 2012 Paul Baran Marconi Young Scholar Awards. The awards are given to young researchers (no older than 27 at the time of the award—the same age as Marconi when he completed the first radio transmission) who are on track to become leading innovators contributing to the advancement of science and humanity.
Chowdhery is the first woman to receive the award since it was created in 2008.
According to the Marconi Society’s press release, “Chowdhery’s research in the field of Dynamic Spectrum Management (DSM) for next-generation copper-access networks focuses on improving data rates and stability in digital subscriber lines (DSLs) suffering from intermittent noise effects. Her DSM research promises successful co-existence and deployment of next-generation copper networks that can deliver data-rates up to Gbps with legacy networks.”
Aakanksha Chowdhery and Robert Tkach (Bell Labs, Alcatel Lucent)
Aakanksha Chowdhery and Professor John Cioffi
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2012 ISIT Student Paper Awards
"Multiterminal Source Coding under Logarithmic Loss", Thomas Courtade,
Tsachy Weissman (faculty)
1 of 3 winners of the 2012 ISIT Student Paper Awards (International
Symposium on Information Theory)