February 27, 2012
Computer Science Researcher Awarded IBM PhD Fellowship
PhD candidate Arijit Khan honored for his innovative research in data mining
Arijit Khan has been awarded a prestigious IBM PhD Fellowship, which honors exceptional PhD students performing innovative research in engineering, mathematics, and the sciences.Computer Science researcher
Khan is a fourth year PhD candidate working with Professor Xifeng Yan, who last year received the Highest Impact Paper Award of the decade by IEEE. Khan's research interests lie in Graph Mining, Data Mining and Algorithms.
The IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Awards Program is an intensely competitive worldwide program, which honors exceptional Ph.D. 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. IBM receives several hundred nominations worldwide. 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.
"I would like to thank my advisor, Professor Xifeng Yan and all my
collaborators, including my mentor Dr. Shu Tao during my internship at IBM T.J. Watson in 2010," commented Khan.
Khan received a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Jadavpur University in India before entering his PhD program at UCSB.