Kumar Avinava Dubey, a Ph.D. student in the Machine Learning Department, has been awarded an IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Award for the 2014-15 academic year.
The IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Awards Program is an intensely competitive worldwide program, which honors exceptional Ph.D. students who have an interest in solving problems that are important to IBM and fundamental to innovation in many academic disciplines and areas of study. Dubey’s research interests include statistical machine learning, non-parametric Bayesian methods, information retrieval and clustering.
Fellows receive a stipend for one academic year. They also are matched with an IBM mentor according to their technical interests, and are strongly encouraged to participate in at least one internship at IBM while completing their studies.
Dubey earned a master’s degree in computer science at IIT Bombay and was a researcher for IBM Research India from 2009-2011, before coming to CMU as a Ph.D. student. His faculty adviser is Eric Xing, associate professor of machine learning, language technologies and computer science.