From the Dean's Desk – April 28, 2020

Dear GT Computing Colleagues,

Georgia Tech Dean of Computing Charles Isbell

We've been through a lot this semester, but we've also done a lot, and I am not going to stop celebrating our achievements. Today, let's highlight some of the winners of our College graduate student awards.

Please join me in congratulating Vishvak Murahari for winning our MS Research Award this year; Sanidhya Kashyap and Brianna Tomlinson for our Outstanding Research Assistant Award; and Joshua Fox and Caleb Voss for our Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award.

The Donald V. Jackson Fellowship for first-year Master’s students has been awarded to Morgan Chin (IC), Anirudh Sarma (CS) and Vijay Thakkar (CSE). The Marshall D. Williamson Fellowship for second-year Master’s students has gone to Su Fang (HCI), Tyler Landle (CS) Abhineet Deshpande (InfoSec) and Wendi Ren (CS). Prithvijit Chattopadhyay and Myeongsoo Kim are the winners of our CS 7001 award.

Our graduate students are among the best in the world, and our award winners are the best of the best. I am sure you are as proud of them as I am. Just as importantly, I’m sure you equally as proud of the faculty and staff who are guiding and supporting them in their pursuit of excellence. You may see all of our winners on our College Awards website.

Speaking of celebrations, we have another big celebration coming up this weekend: the Institute’s online celebration for Spring 2020 graduates. You can watch the celebration live starting at noon on Friday, and even (I am told) participate virtually. More details will be posted to the web site. We anticipate that this spring’s graduates will eventually return to campus for a real in-person graduation, but in the meantime I hope you will join me in congratulating them through this virtual event.

Stay safe, celebrate responsibly.



Charles L. Isbell, Jr.

John P. Imlay, Jr. Dean

College of Computing

Georgia Tech

EA: Alicia Richhart,, 404-894-8357

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