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Machine Learning PhD Student Maruan Al-Shedivat Portrayed, wins Google PhD Fellowship

September 09, 2019

Al-Shedivat Wins Google Ph.D. Fellowship 2019

Machine Learning Ph.D. Student Maruan Al-Shedivat Wins Google Ph.D. Fellowship 2019

By Virginia Young

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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 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, and a B.Sc. in Physics from Moscow State University in Russia.

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