News Brief: Two Ph.D. Students Honored by Microsoft Research
By Byron Spice
Yubin Kim, a Ph.D. student in the Language Technologies Institute, and Julia Schwarz, a Ph.D. student in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, have received recognition and support through two programs sponsored by Microsoft Research.
Kim, whose research interests include databases and event detection, is one of 10 recipients of a Microsoft Research Graduate Women's Scholarship for the 2012-13 academic year. The program recognizes outstanding women graduate students and is designed to help increase the number of women pursuing a doctorate. The award includes a $15,000 scholarship and a travel and conference allowance.
Schwarz, whose research interests include natural interaction and handling ambiguous input, is one of 12 recipients of a two-year Microsoft Research Ph.D. Fellowship. The fellowship program supports outstanding students in their third and fourth years of Ph.D. graduate studies. The fellowship covers all tuition and fees for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 academic years, provides a stipend for living expenses and includes a conference and travel allowance.
Pictured above are Yubin Kim (top) and Julia Schwartz.