CS Students Awarded Intel Fellowships
CS students, Maxim Naumov and Lukasz Ziarek, have been awarded 2008 Intel Foundation PhD Fellowships. The Intel Fellowship goes to outstanding graduate students in Engineering, Computer Science, and other technical fields at select U.S. universities. Contenders whose main focus of research is semiconductor technologies are invited to apply for the fellowship. The Intel Foundation PhD Fellowship Committee chooses the awardees from these candidates.
Naumov is a PhD student under the direction of Prof. Ahmed Sameh. His research interests are in the area of parallel numerical linear algebra. In particular, he is interested in the development of parallel iterative and hybrid (combination of direct and iterative) sparse linear system solvers. He has also worked on the development of parallel eigenvalue solvers with applications in nanoelectronics. He received his BS in Computer Science and Mathematics from Purdue in 2003, and his expected PhD completion is August of 2009. Naumov has worked in the Intel Corporation Microprocessor Technology Lab and Computational Software Lab during the summers. He is a research assistant in the CS department, and has also served as a teaching assistant.
Ziarek is a PhD student under the supervision of Prof. Suresh Jagannathan. His research interests are in compilers and programming languages, specifically the design, formulation, and implementation of language abstractions for concurrent programs. His research includes work in dynamic checkpointing, transactions, and optimizations passes in the MLton whole program optimizing compiler. He received his BS at the University of Chicago in 2003, and his expected PhD completion is May 2009. Ziarek worked at the Intel Programming Systems Lab from March 2007 to September 2007.
The Intel Fellowship is a one year award at which time students may reapply. This award covers tuition and fees as well as a one year stipend. Recipients are also offered an Intel microprocessor-based computer from the Intel Corporation.
Congratulations, Maxim and Lukasz!