Anne Cocos, a CIS PhD student in Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, has been awarded the 2018 Google PhD Fellowship in Natural Language Processing. According to Google, Ms. Cocos’ application especially stood out and was endorsed by the research scientists and distinguished engineers within Google who participated in the review.
The Google PhD Fellowship program began in 2009. The awards are presented to exemplary PhD students in computer science and related research areas to acknowledge their contributions to their areas of specialty and provide funding for their education and research. Now in its ninth year, the program has supported hundreds of future faculty, industry researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs. Ms. Cocos is also a military veteran and was the keynote speaker at the Veterans Day flag raising at Penn in 2015 (Almanac November 3, 2015).