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The Microsoft Research Asia Fellowship Program has been highly successful in fostering advances and collaboration in computer science and research. Program aims to recognize outstanding junior PhD students in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as facilitate and empower the future growth of junior PhD students majoring in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Information Science, or Applied Mathematics, who have the potential to become future research leaders.
In the twelve years since the MSRA Fellowship Program started, more than three hundred PhD candidates from fifty universities/institutions have served as fellows. The program has been highly successful in fostering advances and collaboration in computer science and research. This year, 95 distinguished Ph.D. candidates from 45 leading research universities/institutions were nominated for fellowships. Applicants included candidates from the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore. Each candidate's credentials and research projects were thoroughly evaluated by a review committee.
Out of the 95 nominated candidates, 28 students were awarded this year. We are very pleased that our PhD student, Lu WANG is among those selected. He will be provided a cash award of US$6,000 to support his research and academic endeavors and may have an opportunity to be an intern at MSRA (Beijing).
Lu is currently a PhD student in the theory group, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, supervised byDr. Ke YI. He got his Bachelor's degree from the Department of Computer Science and Technology in Tsinghua University in 2009. His research interests include algorithms on wireless sensor networks and other similar environments.
"I'm honored to receive such a great reward from MSRA this year. I would like to thank my supervisor Dr. Ke YI, and all our group members, for their help in both research and daily life. This award is a recognition of my potential, and an encourage for my future work. I will work hard and try my best to give good results in my area." Lu remarked.