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NVIDIA Invests In Computing’s Future With Awards To Top PhD Students

NVIDIA Invests In Computing’s Future With Awards To Top PhD Students

NVIDIA Invests In Computing’s Future With Awards To Top PhD Students

-- NVIDIA Awards $250,000 in Grants to Students Engaged in GPU Computing Research --

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- NVIDIA announced that it is awarding $250,000 to 10 top Ph.D. students to help solve complex visual and parallel computing challenges. Each student will receive $25,000, as well as engineering and technical support, to further their advanced research in these fields.

Participants in the NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship Program were selected from 268 applications from 28 countries. Sponsored projects involve a variety of technical challenges, including light-transport simulation, computer vision using neuroscience, and programmability and optimization for heterogeneous systems.

“NVIDIA’s commitment to funding research is producing exciting breakthroughs in science and computing,” said NVIDIA Chief Scientist Bill Dally, who headed the selection committee. “The NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship Program facilitates research by supporting some of the best and brightest minds with resources and technical support. Their work will help define the future of computing.”

Recipients of the 2010 NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship Program include:

  • Albert Sidelnik, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Anjul Patney, University of California, Davis
  • Debapriya Chatterjee, University of Michigan
  • Duane Merrill, University of Virginia
  • Henry Cook, University of California, Berkeley
  • Huy T.Vo, University of Utah
  • Jonathan Ragan-Kelley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Michael Bauer, Stanford University
  • Nicolas Pinto, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Toshiya Hachisuka, University of California, San Diego

The NVIDIA Academic Research Programs have invested more than $3.2 million over the past three years in computing research that has benefited the fields of science, medicine, transportation and technology. Research conducted by past recipients of the NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship Program has produced important breakthroughs in graphics, computer vision and GPU computing. NVIDIA’s total Graduate Fellowship Awards investment now tops $2 million.

The NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship Program is open to applicants worldwide. Eligibility criteria includes completion of the first year of Ph.D. level studies in the areas of computer science, computer engineering, system architecture, electrical engineering or a related area. In addition, the student must hold a current membership on an active research team.

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This is very similar to the contest Intel just put on. I think it is great these companies are tapping into our youth. After all it will be these students and bright young minds to take us further might as well stimulate their minds early. Intel first place winner I believe received $100,000, but $25,000 is nothing to scoff at also Intel's budget far exceeds Nvidia so this is to be expected. Congrats to all the winners, they should all have a bright future.

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If you are referring to the thread "18 U.S Schools Named Intel Schools of Distinction Finalists," then that is incorrect. The $100,000 is the total that Intel will be giving away as awards. Each school should be getting the same amount.

 

This Nvidia one is nice because the checks go to the individual and not to the school. Also, each student who won the Nvidia thing will get engineering and technical support. A huge help to their research which is a great resume booster.

 

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Yes this one is sweet for the students because the checks go to them and the Intel one goes to the entire school. Also i believe it is 100,000 to each because they said "These 6 schools will each win an additional $5,000 from the Intel Foundation and a package of goods and services valued at approximately $100,000" They don't say 100,000 in all so that's what i think, and again i can be wrong :D. They are doing a great job in helping young minds early and advancing, although you don't win now you will in a few years when they create your next big technology :D.

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Inspector:

Yes this one is sweet for the students because the checks go to them and the Intel one goes to the entire school. Also i believe it is 100,000 to each because they said "These 6 schools will each win an additional $5,000 from the Intel Foundation and a package of goods and services valued at approximately $100,000" They don't say 100,000 in all so that's what i think, and again i can be wrong :D. They are doing a great job in helping young minds early and advancing, although you don't win now you will in a few years when they create your next big technology :D.

 

You are correct. I was misreading it and for some reason, I thought it was 2 different sentences. Each school will get $100,000 in goods/services.

 

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Nice seeing Nvidia doing something nice for a change. But you should keep in mind that they can do much more than this considering how much money the company has. ATI on the other hand are in financial trouble. Yet they are still making great GPU's.

lol I wonder what they are gonna do with 25K. I would definitely spend like 5K on some upgrades xD

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wow 25k i would love that jesus

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That should make a small dent in their Tuition lol

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This kinda reminds me of how studios do this sort of thing to get the next generation to give up their ideas to make the company more profitable. On the surface it seems like a good cause and program. Yet if you think about it, it could be perverted into something that takes ideas and innovations then blocks that development into a free market. One that could provide those future innovators with a new product patent that would begin new corporations and prosperity.

With the studios, they do this and like to keep you around as long as you continue to provide new ideas that they can turn into marketable properties that would grow the executive salaries, through production and marketing! If they continue to do this every year then they can basically say they are buying the innovations of the future, even if the innovators don't stick around or profit from it.

Just think of it, to pay a bunch of students 250K to give them the newest ideas. Then they can have their own development group push it forward. Then if the kids are good enough they might get a job with a yearly salary, instead of starting their own company like ATI or Microsoft :P

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