Three PhD Students Awarded Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship for the 2020-2021 Academic Year
Three students from the department were awarded the Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship for the 2020- 2021 academic year. The Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship supports students with excellent qualifications who are in the latter stages of writing their dissertations.
Yogesh Balaji - Prior to joining UMD, Balaji graduated with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India. His research work focuses on problems involving out-of-distribution generalization, domain adaptation and generative modeling. He plans to work towards developing efficient neural network algorithms that enable reliable decision making under uncertainty. Balaji is co-advised by Affiliate Professor Ramalingam Chellappa and Assistant Professor Soheil Feizi.
Sanghyun Hong - Hong received B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Seoul National University and a M.S in Computer Science from the University of Maryland in 2017. Sanghyun is interested in solving security and privacy problems of machine learning (ML) systems and enjoys exposing new threats to ML systems, characterizing the threats based on the worst-case analysis, and proposing defense mechanisms. Hong is advised by Affiliate Associate Professor Tudor Dumitras
Nitin Sanket - Before joining UMD, Sanket completed his M.S in Robotics at the University of Pennsylvania and is working with the Perception and Robotics Group advised by Professor Yiannis Aloimonos. He is currently working towards developing the world's first prototype of a functional PRG Robo-beehive with a new philosophy of algorithmic design dictated by active vision and plans to serve the academics in future.
The Fellowship carries a $15,000 stipend, a candidacy tuition award, and a credit for mandatory fees for one semester.
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