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Meet the 2015 MIT Siebel Scholars

Graduate students in computer science, bioengineering, and business honored.
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Fifteen students from MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Department of Biological Engineering, and Sloan School of Management are among the 85 new Siebel Scholars for 2014-15. Selected based on academic excellence, leadership, and ability to play a significant role in addressing global challenges, graduate students receive a monetary award for the final year of their master’s degree program.

“I am pleased to recognize the 2015 cohort of Siebel Scholars from MIT's School of Engineering. As in the past, these outstanding graduate students are exploring promising areas of research in biological engineering and computer science that will, I believe, lead to potential solutions to critical problems in healthcare and the environment, among other key fields of inquiry,” said Ian A. Waitz, dean of the School of Engineering.

The program recognizes the achievements of extraordinary business, computer science, and bioengineering graduate students at select institutions and strives to inspire them to address major global issues. Research interests for this year's MIT recipients include a wide range of topics, such as cancer metastasis, applying machine learning to wireless networks, graphene-based capacitors for energy storage, genetically-encoded circuits in order to build novel biological systems, and exploring how the public, private, and non-profit sectors can work together. 

The Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation established the Siebel Scholars program in 2000. With an ever-growing group of more than 950 alumni, Siebel Scholars form a vibrant, influential learning community after graduation. Since its inception, 180 students at MIT have been distinguished with the award. These recipients include students who have dispersed around the world and gone on to doctoral programs, university teaching positions, and senior-level management or engineering positions at companies including Google, McKinsey & Company, and Proctor & Gamble.

With 15 scholars, MIT represents the largest group of Siebel recipients. This year's MIT honorees are:

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