EE PhD Student Min Chul Shin Awarded 2020 Facebook Fellowship

Electrical engineering PhD student Min Chul Shin has been named a 2020 Facebook Fellow. He is a member of the Lipson Nanophotonics Group, led by Professor Michal Lipson, which focuses on nanophotonics and the investigation of the physics and applications of nanoscale structures that can slow down, trap, enhance and manipulate light.

Min received the fellowship in the area of AR/VR photonics and optics. He is interested in incorporating novel photonic systems with computational imaging algorithms. His current research also focuses on AR head-mounted displays, volumetric displays, LiDAR and 3D sensors leveraging silicon photonics. He was the student co-lead of the DARPA EXTREME project, to revolutionize augmented reality glasses and is involved in the DARPA MOABB project, to develop ultra-compact LiDAR systems for autonomous navigation.

The Facebook Fellowship Program awards PhD candidates conducting research in important topics across computer science and engineering. The 2020 fellowship program, which provides each fellow with up to two academic years of tuition, fees, stipend and conference travel support, selected 36 outstanding Fellows out of 1,876 applicants worldwide. The Fellows are also invited to the annual Fellowship Summit, held at Facebook HQ in Menlo Park. The Summit provides an opportunity for Fellows to network with the rest of their cohort, share their research, and engage with Facebook researchers.



“I am grateful to Facebook for its support of my research to realize compact AR glasses. It is an exciting time to be working on AR,” says Shin. “I am very excited to meet research focus area leads of the Facebook Fellowship and looking forward to opportunities to engage with Facebook researchers.”

Min graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering with Magna Cum Laude in 2015. He received his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University in 2017. Min received Nikola Tesla Electrical Engineering Scholar Award, EGSC Professional Development Scholarship, M.S. EE Honors, M.S. Award of Excellence. 


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