Spring 2022 EE Student Fellowships

January 24, 2022

We are excited to announce our Spring 2022 Fellowships Awardees!


Alicia Washington is a GEM Fellow, and will be graduating with a Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering. She received her Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. Alicia has had internships at John’s Hopkins Applied Research Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, where she worked on projects in the areas of neuroscience, virtual/mixed reality, and wireless communications. She is currently on assignment at IBM working on the design for test team.

The GEM Fellowship was designed to focus on promoting opportunities for individuals to enter industry at the graduate level in areas such as research and development, product development, and other high level technical careers. Candidates are targeted for participation who are members of under-represented groups in science and engineering as defined by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Alon S. Levin is a first-year Ph.D. student and received the Byron Fellowship, working under the guidance of Prof. Gil Zussman in the Wireless and Mobile Networking Lab (WiMNet) in Columbia University's Electrical Engineering Department. His current research is in full-duplex wireless systems, as part of the FlexICoN project; more broadly, his research interests lie in wireless communications, compressed sensing, PHY layer algorithms, cognitive radio, and network security. Alon received his B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering (magna cum laude) in 2020 and a M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering in 2021, both from The Cooper Union, where he was the recipient of the Cooper Union Innovator Merit Scholarship and the Radio Club of America Scholarship Award, as well membership in the Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu engineering honor societies. 

The Verna Byron Fellowship is awarded to Columbia Engineering Ph.D. students based on their academic achievements and clear potential for future success.