EE PhD Student Felix X. Yu Wins 2014-2015 IBM PhD Fellowship Award
Felix X. Yu, a PhD student at the Department of Electrical Engineering, has received the 2014-2015 IBM PhD Fellowship Award. The IBM PhD Fellowship Awards Program is an intensely competitive worldwide program, which honors exceptional PhD students who have an interest in solving problems that are important to IBM and fundamental to innovation in many academic disciplines and areas of study. Yu was granted the award based on his two internships at IBM, where he developed innovative techniques and systems on learning with weakly supervised data in computer vision. Yu’s advisor is Shih-Fu Chang, Richard Dicker Professor, Senior Vice Dean of Engineering School at Columbia University. Yu was also named a finalist for the Facebook Fellowship Award this year.