Three UCLA Samueli undergraduate and graduate students have received the prestigious 2022 Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation.

The three-year fellowship program recognizes and supports outstanding students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research in a master’s or doctoral degree program at accredited U.S. institutions. Each recipient will receive a $34,000 annual stipend and an additional $12,000 for tuition and fees.

Below is a brief overview of the 2022 UCLA Samueli NSF Fellows:

Sei Hoon Chang

Sei Hoon Chang

  • Major: Computer Science, Minor in Bioinformatics (B.S.)
  • Research Interests: Computational analysis of transcriptomic dysregulation in genetic disease, applying machine learning techniques to reach new conclusions in understanding large genomic datasets
  • Faculty Advisor: Eleazar Eskin
  • Intended Graduate Institution: Columbia University
Yu-Hsi (Ellie) Cheng

Yu-Hsi (Ellie) Cheng

  • Major: Computer Science and Engineering (B.S.)
  • Research Interests: Probabilistic programming languages
  • Faculty Advisors: Guy Van den Broeck and Todd Millstein (UCLA), and Steven Holtzen (Northeastern University)
  • Intended Graduate Institution: MIT
Rohit Nema

Rohit Nema

  • Major: Computer Science and Mathematics
  • Research Interests: Cryptography, multiparty computation, computer science theory
  • Faculty Advisors: Rafail Ostrovsky
  • Intended Graduate Institution: Stanford University