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Eight ECE Students Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Atlanta, GA

Eight students in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) have received funding through the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). The fellowships, which provide a three-year annual stipend of $34,000, along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance, are awarded to outstanding students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields who are pursuing research-based graduate degrees.

Below is a list of the eight awardees and two honorable mentions.

Louise Zhuang is an electrical engineering senior who is graduating this May, and she plans to go to Stanford University to pursue her Ph.D. this fall. Her research advisor is Wayne Daley, who is a principal research engineer in the Aerospace, Transportation, and Advanced Systems Laboratory in the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI).

Megha Tippur is an electrical engineering senior who is graduating this May, and she plans to pursue a Ph.D. this fall. Her research advisors at Georgia Tech are ECE Professor Rob Butera and Frank Hammond, an assistant professor in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, and Cynthia Sung, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics at the University of Pennsylvania.

Kenneth Shaw is a computer engineering senior who is graduating this May, and he plans to pursue a M.S. degree in robotics at Carnegie Mellon University. His research advisors are Sonya Chernova, an associate professor in the School of Interactive Computing, and ECE Associate Professor Morris Cohen as part of the Vertically Integrated Projects Program.

Robert (Max) Dabagia is a computer engineering senior who is graduating this May, and he plans to pursue a Ph.D. in computer science at Georgia Tech. His research advisor is Eva Dyer, an assistant professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering. 

Joanne Truong is a first year ECE Ph.D. student in robotics, and she is co-advised by Sonia Chernova and Dhruv Batra, both associate professors in the School of Interactive Computing. Truong graduated magna cum laude in 2019 from Northeastern University with her bachelor of science degree in computer engineering. 

Nelson Sepulveda is a first year ECE Ph.D. student, and he is advised by ECE Professor John Cressler. Sepulveda graduated in 2019 with his bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez.

Asim Gazi is a second year ECE Ph.D. student, and he is advised by ECE Associate Professor Omer Inan. Gazi graduated in 2018 with his bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas.

David Richardson is a second year ECE Ph.D. student, and he is advised by ECE Associate Professor Morris Cohen. Richardson graduated in 2019 with his bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech.

Dmitry Shribak and Gregory Junek, who are both ECE Ph.D. students, received Honorable Mentions.

To learn more about the NSF GRFP, please visit the program website

 

Last revised May 15, 2020