Ricardo Fukasawa (ACO'08) wins IBM Goldstine Fellowship

Ricardo Fukasawa, a fourth-year ACO student, was selected as the sole recipient of the 2008-2009 IBM Herman Goldstine Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mathematical Sciences. Ricardo already accepted a tenure-track position in the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization at the University of Waterloo, and will be taking a leave of absence to take advantage of the Goldstine Fellowship to work in the Mathematical Sciences Department of the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY.

The Herman Goldstine Fellowship provides scientists of outstanding ability an opportunity to advance their scholarship as resident members of the Mathematical Sciences Department at the T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY. Recipients of this fellowship conduct research in pure and applied mathematics, as well as theoretical and exploratory computer science. Past and present activities of fellowship holders include work on sequential and parallel algorithms, cryptography, numerical analysis, differential equations, logic design, computer music, dynamic systems and approximation theory. The fellowship lasts for one to two years with stipend expected to be between $95,000 and $115,000, depending on the area and length of experience. One fellowship is awarded following a world-wide competition; the only restriction is that candidates must be within five years from their PhD.