Texas ECE PhD Students Wooseok Lee and Dinesh Jayaraman Awarded Prestigious Samsung Fellowship

Monday, May 9, 2016 - 10:45am

Texas ECE PhD students, Wooseok Lee and Dinesh Jayaraman, have been named recipients of 2016-2017 Samsung PhD Fellowships. The Samsung PhD Fellowship program seeks outstanding graduate students working in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and related fields. Each Fellowship will award $50,000 to the academic department of the winning student. The award may be used to fund the Fellow’s tuition, stipend, or research expenses during the 2016-2017 academic year.

The Fellowship is awarded to top PhD students nominated by their University from five of the top engineering schools in the country: The University of Texas at Austin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, University of California at Berkeley, and Stanford University. This year, two recipients came from The University of Texas at Austin Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Wooseok received his BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Inha University in Korea. He joined the Texas ECE PhD program in 2013 with an emphasis in Computer Architecture and Embedded Systems. in the academic track of Architecture, Computer Systems, and Embedded Systems (ACSES).  He is supervised by Dr. Lizy K. John and Dr. Andreas M. Gerstlauer. His fellowship is in the subject of "Exploring future mobile heterogeneous multicore system architectures."

Dinesh received his Bachelor of Technology, Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, and he has been enrolled in the Texas ECE graduate program since 2011. His research interests are in Computer Vision, Image and Video Processing, Machine Learning. He is supervised by Dr. Kristen Grauman. His fellowship is for "Embodied learning for visual recognition."