Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Shahin Kamali, a PhD student in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, has been awarded the Derick Wood Graduate Scholarship.
Dr. Derick Wood was a Professor in the School from 1982 to 1992. He is widely known for his outstanding research contributions in a number of areas of theoretical Computer Science, including algorithms, data structures, and formal languages. From 1995 until his retirement in 2006, he was Chair Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
In celebration of the life of Dr. Derick Wood, the Derick Wood Graduate Scholarship has been funded by an endowment created in his honour. This award is for PhD students working in the general area of algorithms, and it is awarded based on academic and research excellence.