Carnegie Mellon University

Hamerschlag Hall

July 22, 2020

Gobieski Receives Apple AI/ML Fellowship

Apple Scholars is a program created to recognize the contributions of emerging leaders in computer science and engineering at the graduate and postgraduate levels. As part of Apple Scholars, Apple is proud to announce the recipients of Ph.D. fellowships in artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML).

Graham Gobieski, a current Ph.D. student in electrical and computer engineering and advised by Nathan Beckmann and Brandon Lucia, is among the distinguished scholars of the Apple fellowships in artificial intelligence and machine learning. He will receive support for his research and academic travel for two years, internship opportunities, and a two-year mentorship with an Apple researcher in his field. He was selected based on his innovative research, record as a thought leader and collaborator in his field, and unique commitment to take risks and push the envelope in machine learning and AI.

Gobieski's research focuses on developing new computer architectures for efficient AI and Machine Learning. The principle advantage of these computer architectures is that they have the energy efficiency of highly-specialized hardware, but the ability to be programmed simply and with general purpose languages and interfaces. Being general purpose makes the architecture future-proof since it isn't over-specialized to a particular ML algorithm that is popular today. The architecture's ultra-low-power, efficiency-first microarchitecture makes these general-purpose computations highly energy efficient, even approaching the performance and energy efficiency of specialized ML hardware.

Apple is excited to amplify cutting-edge machine learning research worldwide, covering a wide range of topics including health, on device and private machine learning, human centered design, and more. The selected Apple Scholars are advancing the field of machine learning and AI to push the boundaries of what’s possible, and Apple is committed to supporting the academic research community and their invaluable contributions to the world.

View Apple’s announcement here.