Computer science Ph.D. student receives dissertation fellowship

Photo of Timothy MannTimothy Mann, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has been awarded a Texas A&M University Dissertation Fellowship for 2012.

The fellowship, given by the Office of Graduate Studies, offers a $15,000 award for the 2012 calendar year; up to $5,000 for tuition and fees, and up to almost $2,500 for out-of-pocket expenses for health insurance coverage.

Mann is a Ph.D. candidate whose research interests include robotics, machine learning, and reinforcement learning. He is advised by Dr. Yoonsuck Choe. In 2011 Mann was chosen to participate in the National Science Foundation's East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes program (NSF EAPSI) and the Association of the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Doctoral Consortium (AAAI DC) — two highly selective programs whose invitations were a reflection of the high quality of Mann's research.