PhD student Wenqi Xian recently received a 2020 Microsoft Research Ada Lovelace Fellowship for her research on simplifying image and video editing by leveraging 3D geometric reasoning. Xian is advised by Associate Professor Noah Snavely, and her research interests lie at the intersection of computer vision, graphics, and human-computer interaction.

The Microsoft Research Ada Lovelace Fellowship is a three-year fellowship that aims to increase the pipeline of diverse talent receiving advanced degrees in computing-related fields by providing a research funding opportunity for doctoral students who are underrepresented in the field of computing.

This year, there were over 600 submissions between Microsoft’s Ada Lovelace Fellowship and PhD Fellowship. Of these submissions, five students were awarded the 2020 Microsoft Research Ada Lovelace Fellowship. Recipients were awarded complete coverage of tuition and fees for three academic years, a $42,000 stipend, an invitation to interviews for a Microsoft internship, and an invitation to the Microsoft PhD Summit.