Maria Gorlatova Receives the Google Anita Borg Scholarship
Maria Gorlatova, a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Electrical Engineering advised by Prof. Gil Zussman, has been awarded the 2012 US Google Anita Borg Scholarship. The goal of the scholarship program is to encourage women to excel in computing and technology and become active role models and leaders in the field. The scholarships are awarded based on academic achievements and demonstrated leadership and include $10,000 for the 2012-13 academic year. Maria is one of 25 recipients nationwide.
Maria received the B.Sc. (Summa Cum Laude) and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from University of Ottawa in 2004 and 2006 respectively. Her Ph.D. research, conducted within the framework of the Energy Harvesting Active Networked Tags (EnHANTs) Project, focuses on networking ultra low power energy harvesting devices. She is a Columbia Presidential Fellow and a recipient of the Canadian Graduate Scholar (CGS) NSERC Fellowship. She is a co-recipient of the 2011 ACM SenSys Best Student Demo Award and the 2011 IEEE Communications Society Award for Outstanding Paper on New Communication Topics.