Alireza Farhadi awarded the 2020 Facebook Fellowship

Alireza Farhadi is advised by Professor Mohammad Hajiaghayi
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Alireza Farhadi fourth-year PhD student, advised by Prof. Mohammad Hajiaghayi was recently awarded the 2020 Facebook fellowship.

The Facebook fellowship program aims to encourage and support promising doctoral students, engaged in innovative and relevant research in areas related to computer science and engineering.Farhadi secured the fellowship under the Economics and Computation category. His research work focuses on Combinatorial Optimization, Algorithmic Game Theory, and Algorithmic Graph Theory.

As a winner of the fellowship, Farhadi will receive tuition and fees paid for the 9 months of the academic year (for up to 2 years) along with $42,000 annual stipend meant to cover annual living costs at $37,000 and conference travel funds at $5,000 each year.

In addition, the fellowship also funds a visit to Facebook headquarters for the Annual Fellowship Summit and various opportunities to engage with Facebook researchers.

Farhadi is the third student from UMD to get this fellowship in last 5 years. Farhadi also secured the Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship for the 2019-2020 academic year

Read More about the Facebook Fellowship: here

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