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Eight CS&E students were selected to receive Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (DDF) awards for the 2013-2014 academic year. Gowtham Atluri, Sanjoy Dey, Bret Jackson, Varun Mithal, Avery Musbach, Dev Oliver, Hung Pham and Huahua Wang will receive a stipend to allow them to devote full-time effort to dissertation research and writing during the fellowship year. The DDF is awarded to the University's most accomplished Ph.D. candidates. The University awarded a total of 151 DDFs this year.
Professor Mats Heimdahl is currently serving on the National Research Council Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (NRC/CSTB) Committee on Review of the Enterprise Architecture, Software Development Approach, and Safety and Human Factor design of the Next Generation Air Transportation System. The committee studies technical activities that will be necessary to successfully transition to a new air transportation system; assessing risks for the software development that will be necessary for the new system; and determining how to mitigate these risks.
The National Research Council is an arm of the National Academies with the mission "to improve government decision making and public policy, increase public understanding, and promote the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge in matters involving science, engineering, technology, and health."