Keerthana Boloor and Ioannis Papapanagiotou, doctoral candidates in electrical and computer engineering, have been awarded IBM Fellowships for the 2011-2012 school year.
Keerthana Boloor's award is a continuation of the IBM Ph.D. Fellowship she was awarded the previous year for her work with Prof. Yannis Viniotis regarding resource management of cloud computing systems.
Ioannis Papapanagiotou, a Ph.D. student working with Prof. Michael Devetsikiotis is receiving the fellowship for the first time. Ioannis is working on techniques to achieve optimized backhaul network connectivity via more flexible and efficient middleware architectures and application of WAN optimization techniques.
The IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Awards Program, awarded to only 80 recipients world-wide for 2011-2012, 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, electrical and mechanical engineering, physical sciences (including chemistry, material sciences, and physics), mathematical sciences (including analytics, statistics, operations research, and optimization), business sciences (including financial services, risk management, marketing, communications, and learning/knowledge management), and service science, management, and engineering (SSME).