Three Cornell Tech PhD candidates recently received National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellowship recognition awards or honorable mentions in the “Comp/IS/Eng” category.

Of the 13,000 applicants vying for fellowships offered by the NSF Graduate Fellowship Recognition Program (GFRP), 2,000 received awards last week. The program supports masters and doctoral researchers in STEM fields at institutions across the United States.

Congratulations to the three Cornell Tech PhDs for their success in the competition:

Paul Grubbs, a Computer Science PhD candidate working with Tom Ristenpart, won an award for research in theoretical and applied cryptography. Currently, his research focus is cryptography for cloud security applications.

Phillip Daian, a Computer Science PhD candidate working with the Initiative for Cryptocurrencies and Contracts (IC3), won an award for research in cryptocurrencies and blockchain systems.

Matt Law is an Information Science PhD candidate working with Mor Naaman in the Social Technologies lab. He received an honorable mention for his work in human computer interaction and the technological mediation of local resource sharing within urban communities.