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Ph.D. Student Receives Prestigious DOE SCGSR Award

Ph.D. candidate Eric Yeats has received the prestigious U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) award. The SCGSR program provides graduate students in STEM with research opportunities at DOE laboratories. 

“I’ll be able to learn a lot,” said Yeats, who will conduct his SCGSR research project at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. “And the access to the computing equipment that’s available there and the domain expertise is going to help me in my career and help me develop these systems that are important for my thesis.” 

Yeats is a Sloan Scholar and fourth-year electrical and computer engineering Ph.D. candidate in Professor Hai “Helen” Li’s Lab. His Ph.D. research focuses on improving the accuracy and dependability of machine learning (ML) for safety-critical applications by enhancing the understanding of ML concepts.