12 Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant winners emerge from 200 applications

 |   Athima Chansanchai

The Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant program, which offers financial support to selected doctoral students from groups that are under-represented in the field of computing in the form of grants to complete their dissertations, has announced 12 winners from an applicant pool of 200.

“We truly believe that diversity fuels innovation,” says Dr. Meredith (Merrie) Ringel Morris, chair of the Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant program and a principal researcher at Microsoft Research. “Often, these same groups have fewer resources for conducting their Ph.D. research. So we created the Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant to support students from diverse backgrounds with research funding, up to $20,000 each, as well as mentorship through a special career workshop we’ll be holding this fall.”

The recipients’ proposed dissertation research reflects a wide variety of computing topics, including AI, robotics, hardware, cryptography, information visualization, systems, networking, human-computer interaction and technology for emerging markets.

Get all the details on the winners on the Microsoft Research Blog.

Athima Chansanchai
Microsoft News Center Staff

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