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Five SEAS computer science students named 2011 Siebel Scholars

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Five students dedicated to the study of computer science at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) were named among the recipients of the 2011 Siebel Scholars awards.

Karim Atiyeh (M.S. candidate), Michael Lyons (Ph.D. candidate), Geoffrey Mainland (Ph.D. candidate), Rohan Murty (Ph.D. candidate), and Yinan Zhu ’11 (joint A.B./S.M. candidate) will all receive a $35,000 award for their final year of graduate studies. From facial recognition to CPU brains to novel wireless networks, the scholarship winners are exploring the frontiers of computer science.

The students are among other honorees hailing from Carnegie Mellon University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Tsinghua University in China, University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Siebel Scholars are selected from among students who rank in the top of their class and are chosen by the dean of their respective schools on the basis of outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated qualities of leadership.

SEAS Dean Cherry A. Murray will host a reception for the winners later this fall. To read more on the students and their projects, visit the SEAS website.