Princeton University

School of Engineering & Applied Science

Two EE Graduate Students Receive Honorific Fellowships

May 20, 2016

EE graduate students Neereja Sundaresan and Jingbo Liu have received Honorific Fellowships for the 2016-17 academic year.   Neereja received the Porter Ogden Jacobus Honorific Fellowship, established in 1905 by Clara Cooley Jacobus and is awarded to four students each year who, in the judgment of the University faculty, demonstrate the highest scholarly excellence.   Jingbo received the Wallace Memorial Fellowship established in 1930 by the bequest of Bonnie Wallace LeClear to acknowledge distinguished work in the Department of Electrical Engineering.   Honorific fellowships recognize scholarly excellence and professional promise and represents high commendation from the Princeton University Graduate School.  Neereja is advised by Prof. Andrew Houck and Jingbo Liu is advised by Professors Sergio Verdu and Paul Cuff.

Jingbo Liu

Greetings!  I am Jingbo Liu, a 2012 graduate of Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.  I became interested in Electrical Engineering because I think engineering offers important motivations and resources for the study of natural sciences and mathematics, which I find intriguing.  I also believe that in the “information age” this is a great field to enter.  I am jointly advised by Profs. Paul Cuff and Sergio Verdu, and my graduate research started with a project on common randomness generation.  The underlying mathematical structures therein led me to explore some connections between functional analysis and information theory. I chose Princeton for my graduate studies because of the academic rigor, the serene campus and the fantastic faculty from various departments.  My future plans include becoming a professor, but first I plan to get a few years of being a postdoc under my belt.  When I’m not working on information theory, I’m involved in listening to music and attempting to recreate the melodies on the piano.