Friday, April 19, 2019

Computer Science PhD student earns 2019 Google PhD Fellowship

Congratulations to UC San Diego computer science PhD student Tiancheng (Kevin) Sun, who has been awarded a 2019 Google PhD Fellowship.

Sun’s research interests include computer graphics and computational photography. He is advised by UC San Diego computerscience professor Ravi Ramamoorthi, who directs the UC San Diego Center for Visual Computing.

In 2017, Sun was named winner in the undergraduate category of the ACM Student Research Competition at the 44th SIGGRAPH Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques. He also won first place in the undergraduate category of the 2018 ACM Student Research Competition.

Statement from Google: Google is pleased to announce the recipients of the Google PhD Fellowships for 2019. These awards have been presented to exemplary PhD students in computer science and related disciplines. We have given these students unique fellowships to acknowledge their contributions to their areas of specialty and provide funding for their education and research. We look forward to working closely with them as they continue to become leaders in their respective fields.

At UC San Diego, Sun is the recipient of a Jacobs Fellowship, a prestigious fellowship for incoming Ph.D. students to the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering.

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