January 1, 2003
Microsoft Corporation has chosen Ph.D. students Mike Seltzer (ECE) and Shimin Chen (CS/PDL) to receive Microsoft Research Fellowships. Competition for the coveted award was intense, with only 13 fellowships given to 52 highly qualified applicants. The fellowship offers generous financial support for two years, including: 100 percent of Carnegie Mellon University tuition and fees; Stipend for living expenses of up to $20,000; Conference and travel allowance; A laptop computer complete with Microsoft software; $1,000 donation to the students' advisors, Todd Mowry, Associate Professor of CS and ECE, and Richard Stern, Professor of ECE, Biomedical Engineering, and CS.
Chen and Seltzer also have the opportunity to participate in a 12-week paid internship, allowing the Fellows to interact with Microsoft Researchers and work in areas relevant to their own research. Past Microsoft Fellows at Carnegie Mellon include: Sagar Chaki (2001-03), Jerry Zhu (2000-01), Laura Tmokiyo (1999-2000), Jeffrey Pierce (1998-99), and Rob O'Callahan (1997-99).