CSC News

May 19, 2009

Bouterse Wins 2009 IBM PhD Fellowship Award

Brian Bouterse, computer science graduate student at NC State University, has been awarded a prestigious 2009 IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Award.  Award recipients are selected based on their overall potential for research excellence, the degree to which their technical interests align with those of IBM, and their progress to-date, as evidenced by publications and endorsements from their faculty advisor and department head.

The IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Awards is an intensely competitive program with over 400 students worldwide being nominated annually.  The awards honor exceptional Ph.D. students in many academic disciplines and areas of study, for example: computer science and engineering, electrical and mechanical engineering, physical sciences, etc. 

Fellows are awarded tuition, fees, and a stipend for one academic year.  The total value of Bouterse’s award is estimated at $23,000.  All IBM Ph.D. Fellows are matched with an IBM Mentor according to their technical interests, and they are encouraged to intern at an IBM research or development laboratory under their Mentor’s guidance.  An IBM ThinkPad is awarded during the internship, and internship assignments are designed to strengthen and broaden the awardee’s technical experience and contacts.

Special thanks go to Bouterse’s sponsor, Dr. Harry Perros and to IBM for their continued support of our department and students.


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