Research Excellence

CSE Student Li XU has received the Microsoft Research Asia Fellowship Award

Mr. Li XU, one of our PhD students in CSE Department under the supervision of Prof. Leo, Jiaya Jia, was awarded the Microsoft Research Asia Fellowship this year (2008-2009). The fellowship program is designed to empower and encourage PhD students in the Asia-Pacific region to realize their potential in computer science-related research as well as recognizing and awarding outstanding PhD students.


The fellowship is very competitive. This year, 90 distinguished Ph.D. candidates from 35 leading research universities/institutions were nominated for fellowships. Applicants included candidates from the Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore. Only 29 Ph.D students were selected, 3 in Hong Kong. The Fellowship award in HKSAR is presented by the Bill Gates, the Chairman of Microsoft at the 10th anniversary of Microsoft Research Asia.


Besides receiving a grand prize US$6,000 to support research activities, Li XU also have opportunities for internships at Microsoft Research Asia (Beijing). A Microsoft Research Asia Fellowship opens a window of opportunity for outstanding PhD Students in Asia-Pacific region, giving them a springboard to get a head start in their future research career.