Computer science's Villoria wins Google scholarship

Carla Villoria, a junior in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has won Google's prestigious Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship.Carla VilloriaVilloria will receive $10,000 for the 2010-2011 academic year, plus an invitation to attend the three-day Google Scholars' Retreat this summer in Mountain View, Calif. Villoria was one of 62 U.S. ABM scholarship winners and finalists.Villoria recently won a Microsoft scholarship, receiving $6,000 in tuition coverage and a summer internship at Microsoft. Rian Sacquitne of Microsoft University Recruiting said that Carla was chosen out of hundreds of applicants from schools all across North America.Villoria is an international student from Venezuela who is studying computer science and working under the direction of Dr. Gabriel Dos Reis of the Parasol Lab. Villoria's research is centered on programming language support for algebraic libraries. She has also been nominated for the Computing Research Association (CRA) Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award by Dos Reis and Dr. Bjarne Stroustrup.Written by Kathy Flores,