Three Ph.D. students win graduate fellowships

April 9, 2021

Jamie Simon, Adrianne Zhong, and Chris Kymn

We are delighted to announce that three of our students were recently awarded prestigious Ph.D. fellowships!

Jamie Simon (DeWeese lab) was selected as a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellow. Jamie uses tools from theoretical physics to build fundamental understanding of machine learning methods.

Adrianne Zhong (DeWeese lab) won a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship, sponsored by the Department of Defense. Adrianne researches how biological systems perform computations and maintain energetic/entropic homeostasis through cycles in various timescales.

Chris Kymn (rotating in Olshausen lab) was also selected as a NDSEG Fellow. Chris is interested in developing robust, compositional models of vision, drawing from techniques in high-dimensional computing and sparse coding.

Each award supports up to three years of graduate study. Congratulations, Jamie, Adrianne, and Chris!