CS&E Recruiting Fellowships

cs&e recruiting fellowships

In addition to the Ken Kennedy Institute's Industry Sponsored Fellowships, the Institute also offers Computational Science & Engineering (CS&E) Fellowships to students who are seeking to further their undergraduate computational science and engineering studies with a graduate degree from Rice University in these fields.

These Ken Kennedy Institute CS&E Fellowships are provided to support the recruitment of outstanding graduate students in computational science and engineering to Rice University.

The goal of the fellowship program is to help attract exceptional graduate students to Rice University in the fields of computational science and engineering, high performance computing, and data analytics, with special consideration given to students with research interests in areas of relevance to the energy industry.

Each Ken Kennedy Institute CS&E Fellowship is an enhancement fellowship that provides a stipend enhancement in the amount of $15,000, paid in monthly installments over four years. Fellowships are in addition to regular department/graduate advisor support. Ongoing fellowship support will depend upon the candidate’s satisfactory academic performance and reasonable progress toward their degree.

The Ken Kennedy Institute CS&E Fellowships will be awarded annually by the Ken Kennedy Institute during the admission process and are based on nominations from the department/program to which the graduate student applied.

The Ken Kennedy Institute CS&E Fellowships are jointly funded by the Rice Ken Kennedy Institute and the nominating department. The fellowship will carry the name of the specific entity that provided the funding to the Ken Kennedy Institute. We are currently receiving support for this program from the annual Rice Oil & Gas High Performance Computing Conference hosted at Rice University.

Fellowship nomination process:

Departments across science and engineering at Rice University are required to submit a letter of nomination summarizing the candidate’s qualifications along with the candidate’s application portfolio. A single department can submit up to 4 (four) outstanding graduate student applicants that fit the overarching objectives for the Ken Kennedy Institute CS&E Fellowships. The nominations must be received by the Ken Kennedy Institute no later than the deadline for the submission year.

The deadline for 2019-2020 applicant submissions is now closed. Please check back here for updates.

There is no particular action required on the part of the student applicants for these fellowships other than making sure the student’s research interests are highlighted as they relate to the focus areas of the Ken Kennedy Institute CS&E Fellowships. Fellowship recipients will be strongly encouraged to explore paid summer internship opportunities offered by sponsorship companies.

Important Dates for 2020 Applications:
October 1, 2020 Applications Due
October 15, 2020 Fellowship recipients announced
March 2 - 4, 2020 Rice Oil & Gas HPC Conference

For additional information, please contact the Ken Kennedy Institute at kenkennedy@rice.edu.


Past Recipients:

2019-2023 - Four Year Award

  • Alejandro Nicolas Diaz, Computational & Applied Mathematics
  • Yilei Fu, Computer Science
  • Christina G. Taylor, Computational & Applied Mathematics
  • John Zito, Statistics

2018-2022 - Four Year Award

  • Kyle Busse, Computational & Applied Mathematics
  • Yujie (Jeffrey) Jiang, Statistics
  • Maryam Khalid, Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • William Lewis, Computer Science
  • Alex Macklin, Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Yuxin Tang, Computer Science

2017-2021 - Four Year Award

  • Nathaniel Kroeger, Computational & Applied Mathematics
  • Nigel Tan, Computational & Applied Mathematics
  • Teresa Tse, Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Keren Zhou, Computer Science

2016-2020 - Four Year Award

  • Jonas Actor, Computational & Applied Mathematics
  • Andrew Wells, Computer Science

2015-2019 - Four Year Award

  • Temitayo Ajayi, Computational & Applied Mathematics
  • Jeff Dudek, Computer Science
  • Indu Manickam, Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Rebecca Smith, Computer Science
  • Jasper Tan, Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Robert Weylandt, Statistics
  • Yabin Zhang, Computational & Applied Mathematics

2014-2016 - Two Year Award

  • Michael Anderson, Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • C.J. Barberan, Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Frankie Camacho, Computational & Applied Mathematics
  • Thomas Klotz, Computational & Applied Mathematics
  • Gary Linkevich, Earth Science
  • Minh Nguyen, Electrical & Computer Engineering

The Rice Ken Kennedy Institute is located on the campus of Rice University inside Duncan Hall. Click the map below for directions.

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For additional information, contact us at:

Rice University
Ken Kennedy Institute
6100 Main Street, MS39
Houston, Texas 77005

phone: 713-348-5823
email: kenkennedy@rice.edu