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CICS DEAN'S OPPORTUNITY FUND

The CICS Dean's Opportunity Fund is a Resource and Development fund for the dean, providing flexible resources to pursue new opportunities and respond to needs as they arise.  Contribute to the CICS Dean's Opportunity Fund.

CICS SCHOLARSHIPS & FELLOWSHIPS

The following scholarships have been created by members of the College of Information and Computer Sciences community. Please consider making a contribution to any of these scholarships, or establishing a new one. Scholarship donations, in any amount, provide critical support to our talented students. Thank you for your generous support!

The David Mix Barrington Scholarship in Computer Science

This scholarship created by Quentin Clark '94 honors Professor David Mix Barrington. It provides scholarship support to undergraduate rising seniors with financial need who have double majors (primary major computer science).  Contribute to the David Mix Barrington Scholarship in Computer Science.  

  • First recipient will be selected in 2017

The Lori A. Clarke Scholarship in Computer Science

In 2013, a group of alumni created a scholarship in Professor Lori A. Clarke's honor. This scholarship provides scholarship support to a first-year graduate student who is a member of a group underrepresented in computer science. Contribute to the Lori A. Clarke Scholarship in Computer Science.

  • First recipient will be selected in 2017

The John E. and Alice M. Flynn Scholarship

The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship support to undergraduate students majoring in computer science.  Contribute to the John E. and Alice M. Flynn Scholarship.  

  • 2016 Recipient: Sarah Brockman (BS 2019)

The Jim Gray Scholarship in Computer Science

This scholarship was established by CS alumnus Hanuma Kodavalla (M.S. '88) to pay tribute to renowned Computer Scientist Jim Gray, who was lost at sea in 2007. The scholarship provides support to a first-year graduate student pursuing research in the area of systems. Contribute to the Jim Gray Scholarship Fund.

  • 2016 Recipient: Anna Fariha received a B.S. and M.S. in computer science from Dhaka University in Bangladesh.
  • 2015 Recipient: Mehrnaz Najafi received an M.S. in computer science from the University of Toronto in 2013. She also received a B.S. and M.S. in computer engineering from Shahid Beheshti University. Her research interests are in data management and software engineering.
  • 2014 Recipient: Dan Zhang received a B.S. in Computer Science from Harbin Institute of Technology, China. In 2013, she won the first Applied Surface Science journal Frans Habraken Best Paper Award.
  • 2013 Recipient: Yunmeng Ban received a B.S. from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (top 3%). Previously she worked in the Software & Solutions Group (Hadoop Team) at Intel Corporation. She is interested in data management, database systems, distributed systems, and data mining.

The Sudha and Rajesh Jha Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Sudha Mishra and Rajesh Jha '90 in appreciation for the support Rajesh received while a student.  The scholarship provides support to first-year graduate students. Contribute to the Sudha and Rajesh Jha Scholarship.  

  • 2016 Recipient: Sam Baxter received a B.A. in computer science from Boston College.
  • 2014 Recipient: Amee Trivedi is the first recipient of the Sudha and Rajesh Jha Scholarship. She received a B.S. in Information Technology Engineering from the University of Mumbai. Prior to joining UMass, she was a member of the technical staff at NetApp in Bangalore.

The James Kurose Scholarship in Computer Science

This scholarship, established by Steve Vinter  '85, provides support to first-year graduate students in the field of systems. The scholarship recognizes the outstanding contributions of Distinguished Professor James "Jim" Kurose to the UMass Amherst computer science community and the field of computer science. Contribute to the James Kurose Scholarship in Computer Science.

  • 2016 Recipient: Hia Ghosh is from West Bengal University of Technology, India. Research interests include networks and information theory.

The Victor Lesser Graduate Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence

This scholarship, created by former graduate students of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Victor Lesser, honors Lesser's extraordinary career and thoughtful mentoring of more than 30 computer scientists specializing in multi-agent systems. The scholarship is awarded to a talented Ph.D student specializing in Artificial Intelligence. Contribute to the Victor Lesser Graduate Scholarship.

  • 2016 Recipient: Justin Svegliato received a B.S. in computer science and philosophy from Marist College.
  • 2014 Recipient: Doctoral student Kaleigh Clary received a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics from Hendrix College.  She was awarded a competitive Goldwater Scholarship in 2013.
  • 2013 Recipient: Doctoral student Daniel Garant received a B.S. in Mathematics and in Applied Computer Science at Keene State College in 2013. He was vice president of KSC's Computer Science Club and the CS honor society, Upsilon Pi Epsilon.

The Robert Moll Scholarship in Computer Science

This scholarship, established by Steve Willis '78, is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student who has attended community college. It honors Professor Emeritus Robert Moll, an innovative researcher and popular teacher noted for his dedication to his students. Contribute to the Robert Moll Scholarship in Computer Science.

  • 2016 Recipient: Joseph Geneva (B.S. 2017)

The Robin Popplestone Memorial Fellowship

Established in memory of Professor Emeritus Robin Popplestone, this scholarship  provides scholarship support to a Computer Science graduate student pursuing research in the area of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. Contribute to the Robin Popplestone Fellowship.

  • 2016 Recipient: David Balaban and Spencer Lane. David is a first-year M.S. student who received a B.S. in computer science and physics from UMass Amherst. Spencer is a first-year Ph.D. student who received a B.S. from Old Dominion University and an M.S. in aerospace engineering from MIT.
  • 2015 Recipient: Sandhya Saisubramanian, a first-year doctoral student, received an M.S. in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a B.S. in computer science from Pondicherry University.  She is a research assistant in Professor Shlomo Zilberstein's Resource-Bounded Reasoning Lab.
  • 2014 Recipient: Tsung-Yu Lin, a first-year doctoral student, received a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan. His research interests are in computer vision.
  • 2013 Recipient: Li Yang Ku, a first-year doctoral student received an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of California Los Angeles in 2011 and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the National Chiao Tung University in 2008. Ku is interested in robotics and vision research.
  • 2012 Recipient: Tiffany Liu graduated from Smith College with a B.S. in Engineering Science and Computer Science in May 2012.
  • 2011 Recipient: James Atwood graduated from Oberlin College with Honors in Physics in 2007.  After graduating he went on to work as an Associate Scientist at Archimedes, a disease modeling firm.

The Krithi Ramamritham Computer Science Scholarship

The Krithi Ramamritham Computer Science Scholarship was established by a group of Krithi's former students in recognition and appreciation of his work and influence.  The scholarship provides support to graduate students pursuing research in the areas of data management, computer systems, or related fields. Contribute to the Krithi Ramamritham Scholarship.

  • 2016 Recipient: Sainyam Galhotra is a doctoral student who received a B.Tech in computer science at IIT Delhi.

Edward Riseman and Allen Hanson Scholarship in Computer Science

Established in memory of Professor Emeritus Edward Riseman and in honor of Professor Emeritus Allen Hanson, this scholarship provides support to a first-year graduate student interested in computer vision research. Contribute to the Edward Riseman and Allen Hanson Scholarship.

  • 2016 Recipient: Yang Zhou received an M.S. in electrical and computer engineering at Georgie Tech and a BS/MS in electrical engineering from Shanghai Jiaotong University.

The David W. Stemple Scholarship

Established in memory of Professor Emeritus David Stemple, the fund provides scholarship support to a first-year graduate student specializing in systems research (priority to women candidates). Contribute to the David W. Stemple Scholarship.

  • 2016 Recipient: Bobby Powers received a M.S. in system dynamics from Universitetet i Bergen and a B.S. in environmental studies from SUNY.
  • 2015 Recipient: Rian Shambaugh received a B.S. in computer science from George Washington University in 2015. She is a doctoral student with research interests in programming languages and formal verification.

The Sidney Topol Scholarship in Computer Science

Established through the generosity of UMass Amherst alum Sidney Topol, the fund provides scholarship support to an undergraduate student who shows promise in the field of computer science.

  • 2016 Recipient: Lisa Iudiciani (B.S. 2017)

The Paul Utgoff Memorial Graduate Scholarship

Established in memory of Professor Paul Utgoff, the fund provides scholarship support to first-year  graduate students pursuing machine-learning research. Contribute to the Paul Utgoff Memorial Scholarship.

  • 2016 Recipient: Katie Keith received a B.A. in math from Lewis and Clark University.
  • 2015 Recipient: Su Lin Blodgett received a B.A. in math from Wellesley College in 2015. Blodgett spent a semester abroad as part of the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics program. Her research interests are in using statistical text analysis to answer social science questions.
  • 2014 Recipient: Kristina Fedorenko received a B.A. in Astronomy and Computer Science from Smith College. Prior to joining the Ph.D. program this fall, she was a developer at the Gemini Observatory.
  • 2013 Recipient: Juston Moore received a B.S. in Computer Science (with highest honors) from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. Prior to joining the Ph.D. program, he was an M.S. student in the College in the Machine Learning and Data Science Laboratory.
  • 2012 Recipient: Ariel Kobren graduated in 2010 from Tufts University with a B.S. in Computer Science. Prior to joining UMass Amherst, he was a Research Scientist at MIT Lincoln Labs. He was also awarded a 2012 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
  • 2011 Recipient: Benjamin Mears graduated from Amherst College with a 4.0 GPA.

Conrad Wogrin Undergraduate Scholarship in Computer Science

This scholarship honors Professor Emeritus Conrad "Connie" Wogrin. It provides scholarship support to undergraduate students who show particular promise and demonstrate financial need, with preference to students who are members of groups underrepresented in computer science. Contribute to the Conrad Wogrin Undergraduate Scholarship.

  • First recipient will be selected in 2017
     

Please join us in providing scholarship support to the talented students in the College of Information and Computer Sciences!

Gifts may be made using the secure donation page https://www.cics.umass.edu/donate; by calling 413-545-4721 to make a credit card gift; or with a check made out to University of Massachusetts Amherst. Gifts may be sent to CICS Development, UMass Amherst, 140 Governors Drive, Amherst, MA 01003-9264. Please contact Director of Development Julie Stubbs at stubbs@cics.umass.edu or 413-545-1220 for further information.