Oscar Francisco Leong, second-year Ph.D. student in computational and applied mathematics (CAAM), has been named a fellow of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) 2018 Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Jonas Actor, also a second-year Ph.D. student in CAAM, has received an honorable mention. Justin Dong '14, now at Brown University, is also among the awardees. The full list can be found here.
The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.
Leong's research interests include deep learning, phase retrieval, compressed sensing, optimization and signal recovery. He is advised by Paul Hand.
In support of his research, Actor was recently awarded a Keck Fellowship in the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Training Program in Biomedical Informatics, as well as a 2018 Alan Weiser Memorial Travel Award. Actor earned a B.S. in mathematics from the University of Chicago in 2016. He is advised by Beatrice Riviere.