Georgia Tech's Deana Brown Earns Intel Ph.D Fellowship


August 19, 2014

Deana Brown, a fourth-year Ph.D student at Georgia Tech’s College of Computing, recently earned a prestigious Intel Ph.D fellowship. As one of only nine students in the United States selected, Brown receives a cash grant as well as access to Intel’s expertise and guidance.

Intel’s PhD Fellowship program selects top students in engineering and computer science through a rigorous application process and recognizes some of the future leaders of technology and research. As part of the fellowship, Brown earns a Total Industry Experience (TIE) grant, which connects her with an Intel technical mentor and helps pay for expenses to visits to the Intel campus in Santa Clara, CA, or Intel-sponsored events.

Brown’s research focuses on human-computer interaction, specifically in the space of mobile, social and ubiquitous computing as it applies to family and educational communications. The fellowship will help support work toward her thesis titled: “Designing for Mediated Parent-Teacher/Mentor Communication to Overcome Distance & Language Barrier.”

Brown earned bachelor’s degrees in computer science, mathematics and Spanish at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI and her master’s in information technology from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. She has also studied at the University of Granada in Spain and served as an HCI research affiliate with the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Her adviser is Rebecca “Beki” Grinter, a professor in the School of Interactive Computing.