Yu-Wei Chao selected for Google PhD Fellowship
CSE graduate student Yu-Wei Chao has been selected to receive a 2016 Google PhD Fellowship to support his work in the area of computer vision and machine learning. This year, Google awarded 39 fellowships to top PhD students in the US and Canada who are doing exceptional work in computer science, related disciplines, or promising research areas.
Yu-Wei is a third year PhD student working with Prof. Jia Deng. His research focuses on computer vision and machine learning. He was awarded the Google PhD Fellowship based on his recent work on large-scale visual recognition of human actions. His goal is to build intelligent systems capable of understanding complex interactions between humans and objects in the physical world.
Yu-Wei received his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering: Systems from the University of Michigan in 2013, and his B.S. degree in Electronics Engineering from National Chiao Tung University in 2009. He was a visiting student at Stanford University during the summer and fall of 2013.