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Provost Fellowships

Sponsored by the Office of Graduate Studies (OGS), the Provost Fellowships encourages both national and international students seeking to begin a doctoral program or an interim master’s program each fall. The program was established three years ago to raise the quality of the University’s research students. Winners of the Fellowship will receive a supplemental stipend, which will be split over the first two years, along with the standard stipend offered through the doctoral program.

See the nomination form to recommend students or learn more about the Provost Fellowship.

 2009-2010 Computer Science Recipients

Kelly Coyle
Kelly Coyle image Coyle’s goal upon entering the Ph.D. program is to teach and begin researching at the university level, ultimately using her communication and technical skills to assist other engineers in the future. Coyle received her B.S. in Computer Engineering at Villanova University and completed her Master’s degree in Information Science at Pennsylvania State University. She currently works at Lockheed Martin as a Proposal Manager. When she joins the CS Department in the fall, she’ll be working with CS Assistant Professor Dr. Giuseppe Valetto.


Stephen Lombardi
Stephen Lombardi image Researching alongside CS Assistant Professor Dr. Ko Nishino, Lombardi wants to foucs on vision and graphics research while pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Science. He completed his B.S. in Computer Science at The College of New Jersey while working in the Information Technology Department as a Junior Programmer. His previous accomplishments include researching, designing and implementing the creation of an artificial intelligent agent in a 3-D environment, as well as a project in the field bioinformatics using techniques from Machine Learning to compare proteins.

Geoff Oxholm
Geoff Oxholm image Transferring from the Drexel’s CS Master’s program, Oxholm will also begin his Ph.D. studies with Dr. Ko Nishino in the fall. Coming from seven years of academic study and eleven years of business experience in the computing field, which includes starting his own software development company, Oxholm now wants to expand his understanding of artificial intelligence. He received his B.S. in Computer Science from Lafayette College.

2010-2011 Computer Science Recipient

Gavin Harrison
Gavin Harrison image After completing his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Engineering at Drexel University, Harrison is entering the Ph.D. program in Computer Science. While completing his M.S. degree, Harrison performed research in custom computing, being co-advised ECE Associate Professor Dr. Prawat Nagvajara and CS Professor and Department Head Dr. Jeremy Johnson. His interests are high performance computing, programming languages, and computer architecture. He hopes to be involved in high-level research in these fields, either through academia or industry, after completing his Ph.D.