NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship Results for 2018 We are excited to announce the 2018 NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship recipients!

We know that there is incredibly important work taking place at universities worldwide, and the NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship Program allows us to demonstrate our commitment to academia in supporting research that spans all areas of computing innovation. Again this year, emphasis was given to students pushing the envelope in artificial intelligence, deep neural networks, autonomous vehicles, and related fields.

We had another record year of applications for the NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship Program and the fellowship committee undertook the very difficult task of reviewing all these applications. All of the research projects were very exciting and selecting the final fellowship recipients was an extremely difficult decision. Chief Scientist, Bill Dally, and the rest of the review committee would like to congratulate the 2018 NVIDIA Graduate Fellows:

Abhishek Badki

University of California, Santa Barbara

Adam Stooke

University of California, Berkeley

Aishwarya Agrawal

Georgia Institute of Technology

Ana Serrano

Universidad de Zaragoza

Andy Zeng

Princeton University  

Daniel George

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Huizi Mao

Stanford University

Philippe Tillet

Harvard University

Xun Huang

Cornell University

Zhilin Yang

Carnegie Mellon University

In addition, this year we have a Graduate Fellow sponsored by our NVIDIA Foundation as part of their Compute the Cure initiative, which aims to advance the fight against cancer:

William Yuan

Harvard University

We would also like to acknowledge our five finalists:

Chenxi Liu

Johns Hopkins University

Jake Zhao

New York University

Mario Drummond



Mark Buckler

Cornell University

Steve Bako

University of California, Santa Barbara


This is the seventeenth year that NVIDIA has invited Ph.D. students to submit their research projects for consideration. Recipients are selected based on their academic achievements, professor nomination, and area of research. We have found this program to be a great way to support academia in its pursuit of cutting edge innovation, as well as an ideal avenue to introduce NVIDIA to the future leaders of our industry.

Congratulations to our new NVIDIA Graduate Fellows!