Google awards grad student Ethan Tseng a fellowship to study computer vision
Sharon Waters, for the Office of Engineering Communications
Princeton doctoral student Ethan Tseng has won a 2023 Google Ph.D. Fellowship, presented to exemplary students in computer science and related fields.
Tseng, a sixth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Computer Science, explores next-generation camera and display systems for smartphones, medical practice, autonomous vehicles, and virtual and augmented reality. Specifically, he designs systems that can leverage the benefits of emerging optical devices that interact with light through extremely small antennae. His research involves optics, image signal processors, machine learning and optimization.
Tseng has previously interned with the NextCam team at Adobe in 2021 and 2022 and at the Image Science Lab at Carnegie Mellon University in 2017. In 2023, Tseng received the Frontiers of Science Award from the International Congress of Basic Science. He was also a finalist for an Nvidia Graduate Research Fellowship and received an honorable mention for a Snap Research Fellowship. Tseng earned a bachelor’s degree with a double major in electrical and computer engineering and computer science from Carnegie Mellon University.
Google created the program in 2009 and this year awarded fellowships in 14 fields, including “Machine Perception, Speech Technology and Computer Vision,” the category for which Tseng was chosen. He was one of 67 students receiving a Google Ph.D. Fellowship this month. Fellows receive up to three years of funding covering full tuition and fees plus a stipend for living expenses, travel and personal equipment. Each student is matched with a Google Research Mentor.
In a statement, Google said: “We have given these students unique fellowships to acknowledge their contributions to their areas of specialty and provide funding for their education and research. We look forward to working closely with them as they continue to become leaders in their respective fields."