Intel Announces 2009-2010 PhD Fellowships
Carnegie Mellon is proud to announce that two PhD students have been awarded prestigious Intel PhD Fellowships. The highly competitive program awarded 26 fellowships to PhD candidates at select universities who are doing leading edge work in fields related to Intel's business and research interests.
Dmitry Berenson is a PhD candidate in the Robotics Institute who is focused on creating robots that can intelligently interact with their surroundings. Compounding this challenge is the daunting task of “teaching” robots to understand object/environment interactions. His research is leading him to break the boundaries of experiential robotic capabilities. Berenson was awarded the Intel fellowship based upon his thesis “Manipulation Planning for Personal Robotics.”
Xiaochun Yu is a PhD candidate in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Her work focuses on dynamically changing the test of an in-production design to match the failure types observed through diagnostic analysis of chip failures. This approach has potential to significantly reduce the cost of IC testing without affecting quality. Yu was awarded the Intel fellowship based upon her thesis “Controlling IC Quality Through Diagnosis Based Adaptive Tests.”
The one-year fellowship award covers tuition, a stipend, and travel grants. The fellowship also includes the assignment of an Intel mentor who is available to offer support and advice during the year.
More information, including a full list of the 2009-2010 winners can be found here.