Education | September 23, 2020

Welcome Class of 2021 Siebel Scholars!

The Siebel Scholars Foundation today announced the recipients of the 2021 Siebel Scholars award. Now in its 20th year, the Siebel Scholars program annually recognizes nearly 100 exceptional students from the world’s leading graduate schools of business, computer science, energy science and bioengineering.

The 92 distinguished students of the Class of 2021 join past Siebel Scholars classes to form an unmatched professional and personal network of more than 1,500 scholars, researchers, and entrepreneurs. Through the program, this formidable group brings together diverse perspectives from business, science, and engineering to influence the technologies, policies, and economic and social decisions that shape the future.

“Every year, the Siebel Scholars continue to impress me with their commitment to academics and influencing future society. This year’s class is exceptional, and once again represents the best and brightest minds from around the globe who are advancing innovations in healthcare, artificial intelligence, the environment and more,” said Thomas M. Siebel, Chairman of the Siebel Scholars Foundation. “It is my distinct pleasure to welcome these students into this ever-growing, lifelong community, and I personally look forward to seeing their impact and contributions unfold.”

Founded in 2000 by the Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation, the Siebel Scholars program awards grants to 16 universities in the United States, China, France, Italy and Japan. Following a competitive review process by the deans of their respective schools on the basis of outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated leadership, the top graduate students from 27 partner programs are selected each year as Siebel Scholars and receive a $35,000 award for their final year of studies. On average, Siebel Scholars rank in the top five percent of their class, many within the top one percent.

This year’s honorees are:

Graduate Schools of Business

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management:
Benjamin Dalusma, George Eliades, Philip Onotu, Olga Timirgalieva, Liza Xu

Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management:
Dylan Sun

Stanford University, Graduate School of Business:
Brian Aoyama, Mariana Martins, Bianca Pinasco, Austin Ward, Joshua Yang

University of Chicago Booth School of Business:
David Hoogmoed, Erik Leiden, Dennis Shea, Aashna Singh, Houren Zhu

Graduate Schools of Computer Science

Carnegie Mellon University, School of Computer Science:
Brandon Bohrer, Rogerio Bonatti, Megan Hofmann, Fish Tung, Lijun Yu

Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences:
Julia Ebert, Anitha Gollamudi, Sophie Hilgard, Fritz Lekschas, Bryan Wilder

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Engineering:
Camilio Fosco, Aspen Hopkins, Brice Huang, Ticha Sethapakdi, Lisa Yang

Princeton University, School of Engineering and Applied Science:
Sotiris Apostolakis, Kyle Genova, Wei Hu, John Li, Divyarthi Mohan

Stanford University, School of Engineering:
Jabari Hastings, Yutong He, Ariel Leong, Vincent Nicandro, Matthew Radzihovsky

Tsinghua University, School of Information Science and Technology:
Yukuo Cen, Zu-Ming Jiang, Ziran Li, Haoxi Zhong, Jiacheng Wu

University of California, Berkeley, College of Engineering:
Tiffany Chien, Jason Zhou

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Engineering:
Suneer Angra, Beleicia Bullock, Bhavana Jain, Haoyang Wen, Andrew Yoo

University of Chicago, School of Computer Science:
Steven Buschbach, Yongshan Ding, Huiying Li, Amanda Whaley, Junwen Yang

Graduate Schools of Energy Science

Carnegie Mellon University, School of Computer Science:
Mingyi Wang

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Engineering:
Manxi Wu

Politecnico di Torino, Doctoral School:
Pier Giuseppe Anselma

Princeton University, School of Engineering and Applied Science
Joseph Clay Hamill Jr.

Stanford University, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences:
Aisulu Aitbekova

Tsinghua University, Department of Electrical Engineering:
Yingzhe Cui

University of California, Berkeley, College of Engineering:
Jose Daniel Lara

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Engineering:
Phuc Huynh

The University of Tokyo, School of Engineering:
Kalimuthu Selvam

Posted by Jennifer Stern

Executive Director, Siebel Scholars Foundation

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