Announcing Google’s 2015 Global PhD Fellows

In 2009, Google created the PhD Fellowship program to recognize and support outstanding graduate students doing exceptional research in Computer Science and related disciplines. Now in its seventh year, our fellowship programs have collectively supported over 200 graduate students in Australia, China and East Asia, India, North America, Europe and the Middle East who seek to shape and influence the future of technology.

Reflecting our continuing commitment to building mutually beneficial relationships with the academic community, we are excited to announce the 44 students from around the globe who are recipients of the award. We offer our sincere congratulations to Google’s 2015 Class of PhD Fellows!


  • Bahar Salehi, Natural Language Processing (University of Melbourne)
  • Siqi Liu, Computational Neuroscience (University of Sydney)
  • Qian Ge, Systems (University of New South Wales)

China and East Asia

  • Bo Xin, Artificial Intelligence (Peking University)
  • Xingyu Zeng, Computer Vision (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  • Suining He, Mobile Computing (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
  • Zhenzhe Zheng, Mobile Networking (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
  • Jinpeng Wang, Natural Language Processing (Peking University)
  • Zijia Lin, Search and Information Retrieval (Tsinghua University)
  • Shinae Woo, Networking and Distributed Systems (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)
  • Jungdam Won, Robotics (Seoul National University)


  • Palash Dey, Algorithms (Indian Institute of Science)
  • Avisek Lahiri, Machine Perception (Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur)
  • Malavika Samak, Programming Languages and Software Engineering (Indian Institute of Science)

Europe and the Middle East

  • Heike Adel, Natural Language Processing (University of Munich)
  • Thang Bui, Speech Technology (University of Cambridge)
  • Victoria Caparrós Cabezas, Distributed Systems (ETH Zurich)
  • Nadav Cohen, Machine Learning (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
  • Josip Djolonga, Probabilistic Inference (ETH Zurich)
  • Jakob Julian Engel, Computer Vision (Technische Universität München)
  • Nikola Gvozdiev, Computer Networking (University College London)
  • Felix Hill, Language Understanding (University of Cambridge)
  • Durk Kingma, Deep Learning (University of Amsterdam)
  • Massimo Nicosia, Statistical Natural Language Processing (University of Trento)
  • George Prekas, Operating Systems (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
  • Roman Prutkin, Graph Algorithms (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
  • Siva Reddy, Multilingual Semantic Parsing (The University of Edinburgh)
  • Immanuel Trummer, Structured Data Analysis (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
  • Margarita Vald, Security (Tel Aviv University)

North America

  • Waleed Ammar, Natural Language Processing (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Justin Meza, Systems Reliability (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Nick Arnosti, Market Algorithms (Stanford University)
  • Osbert Bastani, Programming Languages (Stanford University)
  • Saurabh Gupta, Computer Vision (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Masoud Moshref Javadi, Computer Networking (University of Southern California)
  • Muhammad Naveed, Security (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • Aaron Parks, Mobile Networking (University of Washington)
  • Kyle Rector, Human Computer Interaction (University of Washington)
  • Riley Spahn, Privacy (Columbia University)
  • Yun Teng, Computer Graphics (University of California, Santa Barbara)
  • Carl Vondrick, Machine Perception, (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Xiaolan Wang, Structured Data (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
  • Tan Zhang, Mobile Systems (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  • Wojciech Zaremba, Machine Learning (New York University)