The National Science Foundation has awarded a graduate research fellowship to Wenhan Xia, providing her three years of funding and two additional years of professional development support.
The Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recognizes excellence in scholarship among rising and current graduate students. Established in 1952, it's the nation’s oldest program of support for graduate work the STEM fields.
Xia, a second-year graduate student, works on computer vision and imaging systems with her adviser Felix Heide, an assistant professor of computer science. Last year, with Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Niraj Jha, she published a journal paper and a conference paper on her work with deep neural networks. Xia was previously awarded a Gordon Wu Fellowship.