CLEMSON — Zachary Jones, 3rd year Ph.D. student in the School of Computing has been awarded an IBM Ph.D. Fellowship for the 2009-2010 academic year. The award, which covers tuition and mandatory fees, also comes with a $17,500 stipend.
Zach's research is in the areas of systems and virtualization. His research centers on creating a virtual PCI device framework for the development and design of device drivers. This framework allows for a virtual device to be used in lieu of a physical device for learning how to design and implement a device driver. His advisor is Dr. Robert Geist.
The IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Awards is an internationally competitive program which honors exceptional Ph.D. students in many academic disciplines and areas of study. IBM pays special attentions to an array of focus areas of interest to IBM and fundamental to innovation, including technology that creates new business value, innovative software, new types of computers and interdisciplinary projects.