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Chloe Azencott awarded IBM Ph.D. Fellowship

Chloe Azencott, fourth year Ph.D. student in computer science and IGB BIT trainee has been awarded an IBM Ph.D. Fellowship program for the 2009-2010 academic year. The award which covers tuition and mandatory fees, also comes with a $17,500 stipend. Azencott's, research interest lies in the areas of machine learning applied to the life sciences, more particularly chemistry and chemoinformatics. Under the mentorship of faculty advisor Pierre Baldi, Azencott's research topic is entitled Statistical Machine Learning and Data Mining for Chemoinformatics and Drug Discovery. The IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Awards is an intensely competitive program which honors exceptional Ph.D. students in many academic disciplines and areas of study. IBM pays special attention 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.