Microsoft awards dissertation grant to ECE ILLINOIS PhD candidate

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7/10/2018 1:59:57 PM

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ECE ILLINOIS graduate student Ryan Michael Corey, also affiliated with the Coordinated Science Lab, was one of the PhD candidates selected out of almost 200 research projects to receive a Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant. Corey's proposal, "Array Signal Processing for Augmented Listening," aims to to capture and separate sources of audio to prototype products that augment people's ability to hear. Funds from the grant will go toward the purchase of audio equipment and support outreach efforts to demonstrate the research in the community.

Ryan Michael Corey
Ryan Michael Corey
According to Microsoft, these awards given to talented PhD candidates from under-represented groups in computing, including women, African-Americans, American Indians, Latinos, Pacific Islanders, the LGBT community, and those with disabilities. By helping these PhD students complete their dissertation research, Microsoft underlines how diversity plays a key role in fueling innovation, especially including unique perspectives and voices that otherwise might not have been heard.

Read more about the grant here

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