School of Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) Ph.D. students won three prestigious fellowship awards for 2018. The awards included fellowships with IBM, Google, and NASA.
These awards are among some of the most selective fellowships given each year worldwide and are a testament to the quality of both the students and professors in CSE.
- CSE Ph.D. student Shang-Tse Chen won the 2018 IBM Ph.D. Fellowship for his Ph.D. thesis research, AI-infused Security: Robust Defense by Bridging Theory and Practice.
Chen’s research develops next-generation cybersecurity defenses by uniquely combing techniques from artificial intelligence, security, and algorithmic game theory.
- CSE Ph.D. student Fred Hohman won the NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship for his research, Understanding Deep Neural Networks Through Attribution and Interactive Experimentation.
Hohman’s research focuses on designing and developing interactive tools that enable people to make sense of deep neural networks using principles from human-computer interaction and data visualization.
- CSE Ph.D. student Minsuk (Brian) Kahng won the 2018 Google Fellowship.
Kahng was one of 39 students in North America to receive the award and one of three students to receive the award in the area of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) in the nation. His research aims to develop interactive and visual tools to help people explore, interpret, and engage with machine learning systems.
All three students share the same advisor, Polo Chau, who was recently promoted to associate professor and awarded tenure.
Chau said, “I am tremendously proud of our students' accomplishments and their worldwide recognition by some of the most admired companies and federal government agencies.”
“These simultaneous honors exemplify Georgia Tech's research leadership in a wide spectrum of high-impact domains: AI + security (Shang); visual analytics + machine learning (Brian); and graph analytics + interactive deep learning interpretation (Fred).”