CSE doctoral candidate awarded IBM fellowship

Byung Chul Tak, a doctoral candidate in computer science and engineering at Penn State, has been awarded an IBM Ph.D. Fellowship for the 2010-11 academic year.

The IBM Ph.D. Fellowships are an intensely competitive worldwide program, which honor exceptional doctoral 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. Award recipients are selected based on their overall potential for research excellence, the degree to which their technical interests align with those of IBM and their progress to-date.

This summer, Tak will work closely with IBM researchers at its T.J. Watson Research Center in Hawthorne, N.Y.

Tak's research interests include virtual machines, distributed systems, operating systems and system monitoring. He is a member of the Computer Systems Laboratory. Tak's adviser is Bhuvan Urgaonkar, assistant professor of computer science and engineering.

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Last Updated March 23, 2010