August 31, 2021
A Mississippi State Ph.D. student is one of just 11 students worldwide to be selected for the highly competitive Computational and Data Science Fellowship from the Association for Computing Machinery.
Somayeh Bakhtiari Ramezani, a doctoral student in MSU’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering, was selected from a pool of more than 200 candidates. The fellowship is funded by the ACM’s Special Interest Group on High Performance Computing. Ramezani will receive $15,000 annually to further her studies.
“SIGHPC strongly supports a mission of inclusion in the HPC community. If we are to be successful in that mission we must broaden the range of perspectives and ideas that form the foundation of our field. It’s critical to focus on students at the early career stage and provide opportunities for them,” says Stephen Lien Harrell, chair of the Fellowship program for 2021. “We are honored to be able to make these awards as an organization, and to continue to build a broader, more resilient, and welcoming community.”
The fellowship program is designed to increase the diversity of students pursuing graduate degrees in data science and computational science.
Ramezani is studying under computer science and engineering department head Shahram Rahimi.
MSU is Mississippi’s leading university, available online at www.msstate.edu.
By Philip Allison