Christine Chen, a PhD student at the Department of Electrical Engineering working under the supervision of Prof. Keren Bergman, has been awarded a PhD fellowship from the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) and Intel Corporation. GFP Fellowships provide full tuition and fees and a competitive stipend for doctoral study. Fellowships also include an unrestricted annual gift of $2,000 for use by the student's faculty advisor in support of the student.
Christine received her BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences along with a minor in East Asian Languages and Cultures from the University of California, Berkeley in May 2011. She also worked for the university’s newspaper, The Daily Californian. She received her MS in Electrical Engineering and is currently working on her PhD at Columbia University; her research focuses on silicon photonics for optical interconnection networks and high-performance computing systems.
The Graduate Fellowship Program (GFP) mainly focuses on improving educational opportunities at the doctoral level and ensuring an educated workforce for the semiconductor industry. The objectives of the program are: 1) to encourage academically gifted U.S./permanent resident students to pursue doctoral degrees in research areas consistent with SRC program goals, and 2) to develop qualified doctoral graduates for member companies and US universities.