Student Accomplishments

Portfolio with distinction

"Distinction" is meant as a compliment to the rare student who has submitted a portfolio with everything in top form--excellent grades, excellent research, excellent synthesis, and usually excellent service, teaching, and so on. Since 1995, 42 students have passed their portfolio "with distinction".

Bo An, Aruna Balasubramanian, Nilanjan Banerjee, Michael Bendersky, Daniel Bernstein, John Bowers, Aron Culotta, Mostafa Dehghan Shirehpaz, Peter Desnoyers, Niall Emmart, Zhengzhu Feng, Fabricio Ferreira, Zihui Ge, Stephen Giguere, Bryan Horling, Gary Huang, Samuel Huston, Bo Jiang, Dov Katz, Akshat Kumar, Stephen Lee, Chao Li, Ming Li, Donald Metzler, Aditya Mishra, Marek Petrik, Luis Pineda, Doina Precup, Benjamin Ransford, Anand Seetharam, Borislava Simidchieva, Trevor Strohman, Luke Vilnis, Robert Walls, Xiaolan Wang, Xuerui Wang, Philipp Weis, Michael Wick, Timothy Wood, Kyle Wray, Pengyu Zhang, Yahan Zhou

Fellows

CAPES Fulbright Fellowship (Fabricio FerreiraBruno Ribeiro, Daniel Menasche)

Facebook Fellowship Program (John Vilk)

GEM Fellowship (John Altidor, Francsico Garcia, Ranysha Ware)

Google Fellowship (Charlie Curstinger, Arvind Neelakantan, Xiaolan Wang)

Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship (Ayse Ozisik)

IBM Ph.D. Fellowship (Upendra Sharma)

Department of Homeland Security Fellowship (Megan Olsen)

Microsoft Live Lab Fellowship (Benjamin Carterette)

Microsoft Research Fellowship (Aruna Balasubramanian, Aron Culotta, Pan Hu)

Microsoft Women's Scholarship (Yunmeng Ban)

NSF Fellowship (John Bowers, Shane Clark, Jacqueline Feild,  Joshua Glatt, Ariel Kobren, Peter Krafft, Tiffany Liu, Victoria Manfredi, Benjamin Mears, Benjamin Ransford, Karl Schultz, Rachel Shorey)

NPSC Fellowship (Alicia Wolfe)

NASA Fellowship (Stephen Hart, Li Ku, Scott Kuindersma)

SAO Predoctoral Program (Kriste Krstovski)

Yahoo! Key Scientific Challenges Award (Gregory Druck, Henry Feild, Sameer Singh, Michael Wick, Robert Walls)

University Awards

Dissertation Writing Award (John Bowers, Ethem Can, Tian GuoLiping Peng, Philip Thomas, Xiaojian Wu)

Eugene M. Isenberg Award (Mohamed Marwan Mattar)

Graduate School Fellowship (Bo AnNilanjan Banerjee, Elizabeth Baseman, Michael Crouch, Akshat Kumar, Scott Niekum, Marek PetrikOzgur Simsek, Sameer Singh, Edward Walters, Xuerui Wang)

Northeast Alliance for Graduate Education Fellowship (John Altidor, Jarred Devaughn-Brown, Gary Holness, Marc Cartright, Benjamin Teixeira, Roberto Olivares, Patrick Pegus)

UMass Innovation Challenge, First Place (Shiri Dori-Hacohen)

Department Awards

David W. Stemple Scholarship in Computing (Robert PowersRian Shambaugh)

Edward Riseman & Allen Hanson Scholarship (Yang Zhou)

James F. Kurose Scholarship (Hia Ghosh

Jim Gray Scholarship (Yunmeng Ban, Anna Fariha, Mehrnaz Najafi, Dan Zhang)

Popplestone Fellowship (James Atwood, David BalabanWilliam Billings, Jacqueline Feild, Gary B. Huang, Hee-Tae Jung, Li Ku, Spencer Lane, Tsung-Yu Lin, Tiffany Liu, Sandhya Saisubramanian)

Sudha and Rajesh Jha Scholarship (Samuel Baxter, Amee Trivedi)

Utgoff Memorial Fellowship (Su Lin BlodgettKristina FedorenkoBenjamin Mears, Katherine KeithAriel Kobren, Juston MooreXiaojian Wu)

Victor Lesser Graduate Scholarship (Kaleigh ClaryDaniel Garant, Justin Svegliato)