Ph.D. student receives Google Fellowship in Systems Reliability


February 19, 2015

Justin Meza, an Electrical and Computer Engineering Ph.D. student at Carnegie Mellon University, has received the 2015 Google Fellowship in Systems Reliability. He is one of fifteen fellowship recipients that were chosen from a highly competitive group. The Google Fellowship Programs recognize outstanding graduate students doing exceptional work in computer science, related disciplines, or promising research areas. 

Meza’s reliable systems work focuses on solving two problems; why do memory and storage devices fail? What can we do to prolong their usable lifetime? To answer these questions, Meza is performing large-scale characterizations of the reliability of memory and storage devices in large-scale data centers and discovering new trends in device reliability that can be used to design more resilient devices and systems.

“This fellowship acknowledges the important and challenging role that device reliability is going to play in the near future - both for companies with large data centers like Google as well as for users of consumer and mobile devices,” Meza says. “I'm excited to play a leading role in helping to solve this important problem.”

Other Carnegie Mellon recipients include computer science student Waleed Ammar, who received the Google Fellowship in Natural Language Processing.

See the complete list of Google Fellowship recipients here.

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