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Ph.D. Student Awarded 1 of 10 NVIDIA Graduate Fellowships

4/15/2010 6:43:00 AM

University of Illinois computer science Ph.D. student Albert Sidelnik has been awarded an NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship, one of 10 awards given by the company this year.  The NVIDIA Fellowships are intended to help solve complex visual and parallel computing challenges. Sidelnik will receive $25,000, as well as engineering and technical support, to further his advanced research in these fields.

Sidelnik is a 3rd year Ph.D student in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Previously, he obtained his BS in Computer Science from Rutgers University, and his MA in Computer Science from Boston University.

His work, under the guidance of computer science professor David Padua, is in the area of language and compilers for parallel architectures including GPU-based accelerators and multicores. Primarily, he is interested in high-level programming models to enable portable computation, while retaining performance, on distinct parallel platforms.

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"The NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship Program facilitates research by supporting some of the best and brightest minds with resources and technical support. Their work will help define the future of computing,’ said NVIDIA Chief Scientist Bill Dally, who headed the selection committee.