2016 Beckman Student Award Recipients
Congratulations to the following students, advised by CSL professors, who were recently named recipients of the Beckman Institute student awards. The awards were presented during a ceremony on Saturday, April 23, in the Beckman Institute atrium.
BECKMAN UNDERGRADUATE FELLOWSHIP
Supported by funding from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, the fellowship offers University of Illinois undergraduate students the opportunity to pursue interdisciplinary research at the Institute during the summer.
Elliot Young is a sophomore in materials science and engineering. His research advisor is CSL's Joseph Lyding, professor of electrical and computer engineering and member of Beckman's Nanoelectronics and Nanomaterials Group. His research proposal is entitled “Investigation of the Crystal Structure and Band Gap of 2D Materials.”
THOMAS AND MARGARET HUANG AWARD FOR GRADUATE RESEARCH
In honor of Thomas and Margaret Huang’s contributions to science, technology, and society, the Thomas and Margaret Huang Fund for Graduate Research was established by the Huang family and their friends and colleagues. The fund provides awards to graduate students who are conducting research in the Human-Computer Intelligent Interaction (HCII) theme at the Beckman Institute.
Shiyu Chang is a fifth-year Ph.D. student working under the supervision of CSL's Thomas Huang in the Image Formation and Processing (IFP) Group. His research focus is on “similarity” in networks.
Zhangyang Wang is a fourth-year Ph.D. student working with Huang. His principal area of interest is addressing machine learning and visual computing problems using advanced feature learning techniques.