Congratulations to our labmate Joshua Peeples for winning a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship for his research entitled “Getting Active: AUVs for Automated Sea Understanding” ! Josh proposed a study into novel active learning techniques for automated undersea scene understanding using imagery collected from autonomous underwater vehicles.
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is a competitive, prestigious fellowship that recruits high-potential, early-career scientists and engineers and supports their graduate research training in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. For the 2018 award period, only 2,000 awards were offered out of over 12,000 applications (~16% acceptance rate). Read more about NSF GRF here.