PhD Students Tyler Lu and James Martens were 2 of only 14 students honoured with 2012 U.S./Canada Google Fellowships this past summer. This prestigious program was created to support young, innovative researchers who are doing exceptional work.
Our 2012 winners:
- Tyler Lu (AI: KR and ML, supervised by Craig Boutilier) was awarded a U.S./Canada Fellowship in Computational Economics
- James Martens (AI: ML, supervised by Geoffrey Hinton and Rich Zemel) was awarded a U.S./Canada Fellowship in Machine Learning
The list of worldwide Google Fellowship recipients can be found here; a listing of the current and previous U.S./Canada recipients can be found here.
U of T was the only non-US school with successful candidates in the 2012 U.S./Canada Fellowship program. In 2010, the first year Canadians were included in the program, DCS' Ilya Sutskever (AI:ML, supervised by Geoffrey Hinton) was awarded the Fellowship.
Google included the following statement on their Fellowship Program webpage: "Universities continue to be the source of some of the most innovative research in computer science, and in particular it is the students that they foster who are the future of our field."
The department is proud to celebrate this exciting news! Congratulations, Tyler and James!