ECE Doctoral Student Sean Weerakkody Receives Two Prestigious Awards


April 17, 2014

Sean Weerakkody, a second year doctoral student working with Professor Bruno Sinopoli, has received a National Science Foundation 2014 Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF). The fellowship program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited U.S. institutions.  

Also, Sean has received a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship. According to the NDSEG website:  “The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship is a highly competitive, portable fellowship that is awarded to U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue a doctoral degree. NDSEG confers high honors upon its recipients, and allows them to attend whichever U.S. institution they choose.” NDSEG Fellowships cover three years’ full tuition, all mandatory fees, some medical insurance and a monthly stipend.

Sean received his B.S. degree in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2012. His research interests lie in the area of secure cyber physical systems and estimation in sensor networks.