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IBM awards Dennis Lingerfelt Ph.D. Fellowship 2011-2012


DennisIn early March, School of Computing Ph.D. student, Dennis Lingerfelt, received one of the International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) Ph.D. Fellowship awards. IBM received several hundred applications and selected less than one-hundred recipients.

According to Jeffrey Brody, IBM’s University Programs World-Wide Program Executive, the award “covers a $20,000 stipend…as well as a $10,000 education allowance.” 

Lingerfelt’s focus for the 2011-1012 academic year “will be I/0 System Virtualization specializing in GPU Virtualization within the context of IBM’s Virtual Computing Initiative,” Clemson professor Robert Geist told the School of Computing’s Director, Dr. Larry Hodges.  

The fellowship provides Lingerfelt with the opportunity for an internship with IBM, a long-time international company impacting technological research, development, and implementation on a global scale. In addition, Lingerfelt will be able to apply for renewal of the IBM Ph.D Fellowship for two more years. 

Last year, Clemson School of Computing Ph.D. student, Zachary Jones, received one of IBM’s Ph.D. Fellowship awards. The award recognizes excellent and outstanding Ph.D. students. Clemson University’s School of Computing faculty and staff offer congratulations and high praise to all award recipients, while recognizing Clemson’s high performing graduate student body. 

Author: Jo Anna Eason

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