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Five Purdue Students Awarded Intel Fellowships


Five Purdue graduate students: Ethan Blanton, Mohamed Gomaa, Gautam Kumar, Arijit Raychowdhury, and Abhijit Upasani were awarded Ph.D. fellowships from the Intel Foundation for the 2005-06 academic year.

  • Blanton is a Ph.D. candidate in the Computer Sciences department. He will use this opportunity to continue his research manipulating congestion-aware flow-controlled network connections (such as TCP) in order to control the behavior of a remote (but link-local) queue and provide acceptable QoS guarantees to real-time flows, advised by Dr. Doug Comer.

  • Gomaa is a Ph.D. candidate in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. He will focus his fellowship research on fault tolerance and computer system reliability, particularly architectural methods to incorporate transient-fault detection and recovery techniques in modern microprocessors, advised by Dr. T.N. Vijaykumar.

  • Kumar is a Ph.D. candidate in the Chemical Engineering department. Kumar's fellowship research will focus on developing new cleaning technology for semiconductor device manufacture, advised by Dr. Stephen P. Beaudoin.

  • Raychowdhury is a Ph.D. candidate in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. His fellowship research will focus on aspects of low power and high performance design in the nanometer regime, advised by Dr. Kaushik Roy.

  • Upasani is a Ph.D. candidate in the Industrial Engineering department. Upasani will focus his fellowship research fellowship on joint production planning and pricing decisions in congestion-prone capacitated systems, advised by Dr. Reha Uzsoy.

The fellowship includes a cash award (tuition/fees/stipend), access to an Intel technologist who serves as a mentor to help guide the research, an Intel architecture-based laptop computer gifted by Intel Corporation, an invitation to the Fellowship Forum at Intel in October, and the opportunity to participate in an internship at Intel.

This year, the Intel Foundation Ph.D. Fellowship Program awarded 43 fellowships totaling $1.8 million to outstanding Ph.D. candidates pursuing leading-edge research at 17 U.S. universities. Blanton, Gomaa, Kumar, Raychowdhury and Upasani were selected from more than 200 applicants. The Intel Foundation Ph.D. Fellowship Program awards two-year fellowships to Ph.D. candidates pursuing leading-edge work in fields related to Intel's business and research interests. Fellowships are available at select U.S. universities, by invitation only, and focus on Ph.D. students who have completed at least one year of study. This is a highly competitive program with approximately 40 fellowships awarded annually.

Intel's fellowship program is part of a comprehensive higher education program which focuses on advancing innovation in key areas of technology, as well as developing a pipeline of world-class technical talent for Intel's future workforce and the global knowledge-based economy. To achieve this goal, Intel collaborates with top universities worldwide to expand university curricula, engage in focused research, and encourage student participation in research throughout their education. Intel's higher education support extends to more than 100 universities in 30 countries.

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