Al-Shedivat Receives Google Ph.D. Fellowship

Virginia Alvino YoungMonday, September 9, 2019

Maruan Al-Shedivat, a Ph.D. student in the Machine Learning Department, has received a 2019 Google Ph.D. fellowship.

Maruan Al-Shedivat, a Ph.D. student in the School of Computer Science's Machine Learning Department, has been chosen as a 2019 Google Ph.D. fellow. He is one of 54 students from around the globe to receive a fellowship.

Google has identified this international group for its exceptional work on computer science and related disciplines. The two-year fellowship includes tuition, fees and a yearly stipend, as well as a Google Research mentor. Al-Shedivat will join the other fellows at Google's Mountain View, California, campus to learn more about Google's research and connect with the company's research community.

Al-Shedivat's research interests include sequential decision making, multitask learning, deep learning and graphic models. His work has explored applications in healthcare, natural language, and multi-agent systems.

Before coming to CMU, Al-Shedivat received his M.Sc. in computer science at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia.

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