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May 24, 2016

Goodrich Receives NDSEG and NASA/NC Space Grant Fellowships

Congratulations to Timothy Goodrich, a PhD student in the NC State Computer Science Department, on receiving the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship.  The Fellowship is a highly competitive, portable fellowship that is awarded to students pursuing a doctoral degree in one of fifteen supported disciplines.
NDSEG Fellowships last for three years and pay full tuition and all mandatory fees, a monthly stipend, and up to $1,000 a year in medical insurance.  The estimated value of the Fellowship is $102,000.
The Department of Defense (DoD) is committed to increasing the number and quality of our nation's scientists and engineers, and towards this end, has awarded approximately 3,200 NDSEG fellowships since the program's inception 22 years ago. The NDSEG Fellowship is sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the Army Research Office (ARO), the High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCM), and the Office of Naval Research (ONR), under the direction of the Director of Defense Research and Engineering (DDR&E).
In addition to winning the NDSEG Fellowship, Goodrich was also recently awarded a NASA/NC Space Grant Graduate Research Fellowship in the amount of $7,000 for the summer of 2016 for his project titled "Learning Beneficial Structure Properties of High-Quality Quantum Embeddings."
The joint North Carolina Space Grant/North Carolina Sea Grant Graduate Research Fellowship Program provides research support to graduate students across North Carolina colleges and universities.  The objective of this research fellowship is to support research within North Carolina’s nearshore environs and coastal watersheds to address research needs in these areas.  Research projects will apply relevant measurement instruments and/or remote sensing data sources from National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and other data sources that include, but are not limited to, radiometers, spectroradiometers, satellite sensors, LIDAR, aerial imagery, and other data collected from airplanes, unmanned aerial vehicles, and/or unpiloted submersibles.

Goodrich is a member of Dr. Blair Sullivan's Theory in Practice group and researches ways to utilize structural graph theory for improving algorithm design. His recent work includes developing an embedding algorithm framework for adiabatic quantum computers, in collaboration with the Quantum Computing Institute at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.


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