I’ve been awarded the Cheriton Scholarship

A very good news on the 2nd working day of the year… This is the time when you can say “off to a great start” :D I have been awarded the Cheriton Type I scholarship (10,000$ for two years) to continue my PhD in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the award committee, the school, my supervisor Prof. Boutaba, and of course Prof. Cheriton (the scholarship is eponymous to him) for this honor. This scholarship will smooth out some rough edges in my lifestyle, and hopefully it will let me focus more on the real stuff.

This year the scholarship was awarded to eight ongoing and incoming students in total. I congratulate all the fellow winners in this achievement !!!

Following is an excerpt from the school website on this scholarship:

Dr. David Ross Cheriton is a distinguished Computer Science alumnus of the University of Waterloo Faculty of Mathematics. Dr. Cheriton received his MMath and PhD in Computer Science form Waterloo in 1974 and 1978, respectively. He is a Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University and heads the Stanford University Distributed Systems Group. He is widely known for his extraordinary research contributions in high-performance scalable distributed systems, Internet architecture and hardware-software interaction, and the successful commercialization of his research results..

The David R. Cheriton Graduate Scholarships are valued between $10,000 and $20,000 and will be awarded annually to forty to seventy full-time University of Waterloo graduate students in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer science on the basis of scholastic excellence and a demonstrated interest in research that addresses problems associated with designing and implementing efficient and reliable computing systems along with their effective integration.

These scholarships are open to Canadian and International students holding a student visa.

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