Kempner Institute announces recipients of 2024 Graduate Fellowships

The Kempner’s 2024 graduate fellowship recipients include eight incoming and seven continuing Harvard Ph.D. students representing six different disciplines, all pursuing research that advances intelligence in natural and artificial systems.

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The Kempner Institute for the Study of Natural and Artificial Intelligence today announced the names of 15 students chosen as the incoming 2024 cohort of Kempner Graduate Fellows.

The 2024 recipients of the Kempner Graduate Fellowship are: Rachit Bansal, George Cai, Lukas Fesser, Sara Fish, Kexin (Cindy) Luo, Alex Meterez, Depen Morwani, Daniel Yutaka Sprague, Chloé Huangyuan Su, Ikechukwu Uchendu, Valerie Wang, Catherine Yeh, Jason Yik, Yuyang Zhang, and Rosie Zhao.

This year’s fellowship recipients include seven incoming and eight continuing graduate students enrolled across six Harvard graduate programs, and will bring the Kempner’s total roster of graduate fellows to 37.

“Graduate students come to the Kempner with their fresh perspectives to pursue some of the newest, biggest questions in intelligence research, and are essential to realizing the mission and vision of the institute,” said Professor Venkatesh Murthy, chair of the Kempner’s graduate fellowship selection committee.

While graduate fellows have a primary research focus aligned with the Kempner’s mission of understanding the basis of intelligence, the fellowship supports a diverse community of Ph.D. students, seeding new and innovative scientific discovery in departments and labs across the University.  This year’s fellowship recipients will be enrolled in Harvard Ph.D. programs in the fields of Computer Science, Applied Math, Psychology, Neuroscience, Electrical Engineering and Biophysics.

Kempner Graduate Fellows receive mentorship, access to the Kempner’s computing resources and facilities, and funding up to and including the fourth year of graduate school.