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Five SCS Graduate Students Selected as Siebel Scholars

Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science

August 26th 2010

The scholars are Michael Benisch and Jana Diesner, both Ph.D. students in the Institute for Software Research’s Computation, Organizations and Society Program; Hsin Huang, a graduate student in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute; and Elijah Mayfield and Adam Skory, both graduate students in the Language Technologies Institute.


The Siebel Scholars program recognizes outstanding graduate students from the world’s most prestigious business, computer science, and bioengineering graduate schools. New Siebel Scholars and program alumni comprise a unique and diverse community that brings together the best and brightest to solve some of society’s most pressing issues. Based on academic excellence and leadership, five graduate students from 16 institutions are honored as Class of 2011 Siebel Scholars and receive a $35,000 award for their final year of graduate studies.


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About Carnegie Mellon: Carnegie Mellon is a private research university with a distinctive mix of programs in engineering, computer science, robotics, business, public policy, fine arts and the humanities. More than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students receive an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration, and innovation. A small student-to-faculty ratio provides an opportunity for close interaction between students and professors. While technology is pervasive on its 144-acre Pittsburgh campus, Carnegie Mellon is also distinctive among leading research universities for the world-renowned programs in its College of Fine Arts. A global university, Carnegie Mellon has campuses in Silicon Valley, Calif., and Qatar, and programs in Asia, Australia and Europe. For more, see


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