Emma Zohner, a second-year doctoral student in statistics at Rice University, is one of 12 recipients of the ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational and Data Science Fellowships for 2017.
The fellowship was established to increase the diversity of students pursuing graduate degrees in data science and computational science, including women and students from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds. The fellowship provides $15,000 annually for study anywhere in the world.
Zohner was nominated for the fellowship by her adviser, Genevera Allen, associate professor of statistics and of computer science, and electrical and computer engineering. Eighty percent of this year’s nominees were female, and 40 percent were identified as an underrepresented minority in their country of study.
Zohner earned a B.S. in mathematics/economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2004; an M.S. in financial engineering from Claremont Graduate University in 2008; and an M.S. in mathematical statistics from Wichita State University in 2010. She worked from 2011 to 2016 as a data scientist for i360, based in Arlington, Va.
The fellowships will be formally presented at the annual SC conference held Nov. 12-17 in Denver.