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IBM PhD Fellowship
Award awardees

IBM created the PhD Fellowship program in the 1950's to recognize and support outstanding graduate students. The IBM PhD Fellowship Awards Program is an intensely competitive worldwide program, which honors exceptional PhD 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. This includes pioneering work in: cognitive computing and augmented intelligence; quantum computing; blockchain; data-centric systems; advanced analytics; security; radical cloud innovation; next-generation silicon (and beyond); and brain-inspired devices and infrastructure.

Congratulations 2019 IBM PhD Fellows!

Manaar Alam

Manaar Alam

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Charlotte Boettcher

Charlotte Boettcher

Harvard University

Junyu Cao

Junyu Cao

University of California, Berkeley

Ignacio Cases

Ignacio Cases

Stanford University

Timon Gehr

Timon Gehr

ETHZ - Federal Institute of Technology Zuric

Dennis Grishinr

Dennis Grishinr

Harvard University

Vojtech Havlicek

Vojtech Havlicek

University of Oxford

Kei Kase

Kei Kase

Waseda University

Marios Kogias

Marios Kogias

EPFL - Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne

Song Liu

Song Liu

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Ellis Michael

Ellis Michael

Unniversity of Washington, Seattle

Nikolaos Papadis

Nikolaos Papadis

Yale University

Anupam Sanghi

Anupam Sanghi

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Stacey Truex

Stacey Truex

Georgia Institute of Technology

Ellen Vitercik

Ellen Vitercik

Carnegie Mellon University

Pengcheng Yin

Pengcheng Yin

Carnegie Mellon University

Congratulations 2018 IBM PhD Fellows!

Zakaria Aldeneh

Zakaria Aldeneh

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Sarath Chandar Anbil Parthipan

Sarath Chandar Anbil Parthipan

University of Montreal

Saikrishna Badrinarayanan

Saikrishna Badrinarayanan

University of California, Los Angeles

Maynard Marshall Ball

Maynard Marshall Ball

Columbia University

Shang-Tse Chen

Shang-Tse Chen

Georgia Institute of Technology

Michael Coblenz

Michael Coblenz

Carnegie Mellon University

Snigdha Das

Snigdha Das

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Hagit Grushka-Cohen

Hagit Grushka-Cohen

Ben-Gurion University

Rishab Goyal

Rishab Goyal

University of Texas at Austin

Josiah Hanna

Josiah Hanna

University of Texas at Austin

Yining Hu

Yining Hu

University of New South Wales

Amir Kafshdar Goharshady

Amir Kafshdar Goharshady

Institute of Science and Technology Austria

Eleftherios Kokoris-Kogias

Eleftherios Kokoris-Kogias

EPFL - Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne

Chun-Liang Li

Chun-Liang Li

Carnegie Mellon University

Tongyang Li

Tongyang Li

University of Maryland, College Park

Chaoxuan Ma

Chaoxuan Ma

University of California, San Diego

Clemens Rosenbaum

Clemens Rosenbaum

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Sailik Sengupta

Sailik Sengupta

Arizona State University

Chad Spensky

Chad Spensky

University of California, Santa Barbara

Hasini Urala Liyanage Dona Gunasinghe

Hasini Urala Liyanage Dona Gunasinghe

Purdue University

Gary Yeung

Gary Yeung

University of California, Los Angeles

Fan Zhang

Fan Zhang

Cornell University

Huan Zhang

Huan Zhang

University of California, Davis

Congratulations 2017 IBM Ph.D. Fellows!

Iftekhar Ahmed
Oregon State University

Umair Ahmed
Indian Institute of Technology - IIT Kanpur


Khalid Al Khatib
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Arturs Backurs
Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Radu Baltean-Lugojan
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London

Sarah Adel Bargal
Boston University


Maruf Bhuiyan
Yale University

Tathagata Chakraborti
Arizona State University


Michael Coblenz
Carnegie Mellon University

Gal Dalal
Technion, Israel Institute of Technology


Jose Manuel del Pino Fernández
Universidad Europea de Madrid

Tesca Fitzgerald
Georgia Institute of Technology


Shruti Gandhi
North Carolina State University

Badih Ghazi
Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Ahmed Elgohary Ghoneim
University of Maryland College Park

Hagit Grushka-Cohen
Ben-Gurion University


Hui Guan
North Carolina State University

Zhiting Hu
Carnegie Mellon University


Oana Inel
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Cristina Kadar
ETHZ - Federal Institute of Technology Zürich


Elias Khalil
Georgia Institute of Technology

Eleftherios Kokoris-Kogias
EPFL - Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne


Jie Liu
Lehigh University

Pengfei Liu
Fudan University


Huoran Li
Peking University

Jiajia Li
Georgia Institute of Technology


Eduardo Luz
Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto

Lingjuan Lyu
University of Melbourne


Keisuke Maeda
Hokkaido University

Pascal Nieters
Universität Osnabrück


Sikhar Patranabis
Indian Institute of Technology - IIT Kharagpur

Liat Peterfreund
Technion, Israel Institute of Technology


Max Plauth
Universität Potsdam

Neelam Prabhu Gaunkar
Iowa State University


Ankur Sarker
University of Virginia

Nandakumar Sasidharan Rajalekshmi
New Jersey Institute of Technology


Neha Sengupta
Indian Institute of Technology - IIT Delhi

Sonia Soubam
Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi (IIIT-D)


Emma Strubell
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Harish Sukhwani
Duke University


Uttam Thakore
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Michael Võssing
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)


Robert Walecki
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London

Yichen Wang
Georgia Institute of Technology


Zhe Wan
University of California-Los Angeles

Yong Yang
Peking University


Jialun Yin
Tsinghua University

Theodore Yoder
Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Wenting Zheng
University of California-Berkeley

Shuo Zhou
University of Melbourne


Congratulations 2016 IBM Ph.D. Fellows!

Iftekhar Ahmed
Oregon State University

Jun Araki
Carnegie Mellon University


Arturs Backurs
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Masoud Badiei Khuzani
Harvard University


Mossaab Bagdouri
University of Maryland College Park

Silvina Caino
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - University Carlos III, Madrid


William Candela
Pontifícia Universidade Católica

Dai Wang-Zhou
Nanjing University


David Dov
Technion, Israel Institute of Technology

Anca Dumitrache
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam - Vrije University, Amsterdam


Anca Dumitrache
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam - Vrije University, Amsterdam

Glauber Gonçalves
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais


Nanbo Gong
Yale University

Soehnke Grams
Universität Koblenz-Landau - University of Koblenz-Landau


Hui Guan
North Carolina State University

Jia Tong
Peking University


Mark Law
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London

Changchang Liu
Princeton University


Bernhard Loitsch
Technische Universität München - Technical University of Munich

Mario Lucic
ETHZ - Federal Institute of Technology Zürich


Suman Kalyan Maity
Indian Institute of Technology - IIT Kharagpur

Lee Martie
University of California-Irvine


Kuldeep Meel
Rice University

Mahya Mirzaei Poueinag
University of Technology, Sydney


Tanushree Mitra
Georgia Institute of Technology

Thien Nguyen
New York University


Deepak Mishra
Indian Institute of Technology - IIT Delhi

Gianluca Panici
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Sikhar Patranabis
Indian Institute of Technology - IIT Kharagpur

Bruno Umbria Pedroni
University of California-San Diego


Alexander Ponomarenko
Higher School of Economics

Neelam Prabhu Gaukar
Iowa State University


Cosmin Radoi
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Mrinmaya Sachan
Carnegie Mellon University


Joshua San Miguel
University of Toronto

Thomas Schlegl
Medizinische Universität Wien - Medical University of Vienna


Neha Sengupta
Indian Institute of Technology - IIT Delhi

Ioannis Sfakianakis
University of Crete, Heraklion


Sonia Soubam
Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi (IIIT-D)

Christian Stab
Technische Universitãt Darmstadt - Technical University of Darmstadt


Harish Sukhwani
Duke University

Pailla Tejaswy
University of California-San Diego


Shay Vargaftik Technion
Israel Institute of Technology

Michael Võssing
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)


Tim Waizenegger
Universitãt Stuttgart - University of Stuttgart

Sean Wilner
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Christine Wolf
University of California-Irvine

Bin Xu
Cornell University


Jialun Yin
Tsinghua University

Noga Zaslavsky
Hebrew University


Xiao Zhang
Xi'an Jiaotong University

Rong Zhu
Harbin Institute of Technology