PERFORM graduate student earns IBM PhD fellowship

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Rebecca Nash, ECE ILLINOIS
4/11/2017 10:30:04 AM

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CS graduate student Uttam Thakore has been recognized with the 2017-18 IBM PhD Fellowship award. This highly prestigious award is given to the most exceptional PhD students worldwide who have an interest in solving problems that are fundamental to innovation and important to IBM.

Uttam Thakore
Uttam Thakore
Thakore was nominated for the award by ECE Department Head and Donald Biggar Willett Professor of Engineering William H Sanders. Fellows are awarded a stipend for one academic year and are matched with an IBM Mentor according to their disciplines and technical interests. Recipients are strongly encouraged to participate in IBM internship opportunities along with their studies. 

Thakore is part of PERFORM, the Performability Engineering Research Group, at Illinois. The group, founded by Prof. Sanders, conducts research in the design and validation of dependable and secure networked systems. Currently, they are developing several engineering models and design tools to apply to realistic engineering problems. 

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