Incoming Ph.D. Students Tingjun Chen, Zhen Shou, and Minda Yang Receive Wei Family Foundation Fellowship

May 28, 2014

Three incoming Ph.D. students, Tingjun Chen (left), Zheng Shou (middle), and Minda Yang (right) have received Ph.D. fellowships from the Wei Family Private Foundation which will fund a substantial part of their Ph.D. stipends. The foundation is a non-profit organization established to honor the memory of Dr. (Mrs.) Chung Kwai Lui Wei and Mr. Hsin Hsu Wei. Its purpose is to award scholarship grants to students of Chinese heritage with high academic credentials who are pursuing a degree in science, engineering, or mathematics at Oregon State University or a graduate degree in electrical engineering at Columbia University.

Tingjun, Zheng, and Minda were selected from all students of Chinese heritage who recently applied to the Ph.D. program in the Electrical Engineering department.

Tingjun will soon receive his undergraduate degree from Tsinghua University where he received several honors and awards. He spent the Summer of 2013 as a visitor in the WiMNet lab and will join Prof. Gil Zussman’s research group in Fall 2014.

Zheng is an undergraduate student in Wuhan University and will soon graduate with honors. From 2011 to 2013, he was the recipient of the Chinese National Scholarship and was a Merit Student on three occasions. He will join the Digital Video Multimedia Laboratory (DVMM) of Senior Vice Dean Prof. Shih-Fu Chang in Fall 2014.

Minda received a bachelor’s degree from Tsinghua University in 2013. He was then admitted to the Master’s degree program in Electrical Engineering at Columbia University and was chosen as a Tesla Scholar student. There he has been working with Prof. Nima Mesgarani and will join his lab in Fall 2014.

The Department is grateful to Wei Family Foundation for its continuous support of its graduate program.