PhD Student Wins Google Fellowship

Apr 22 2015

Riley Spahn, a computer science (CS) PhD student working with CS professors Roxana Geambasu and Gail Kaiser, was recently awarded a North American Google PhD Fellowship for his work on privacy issues. He is one of 15 students chosen from a highly competitive group who represent the next generation of researchers working to solve some of the most interesting challenges in computer science.

Riley Spahn

“I'm very happy that Google will be supporting my research," says Spahn, who will pursue research on operating and distributed systems with a focus on security, privacy, and data management. “How we manage and control data is a very important aspect of modern life and I'm excited to build tools that allow programmers to manage data in more secure ways and add transparency to how web services put our data to use."

Google created the PhD Fellowship program in 2009 to recognize and support outstanding graduate students doing exceptional work in computer science and related disciplines.