CS Student Jesse Brizzi Receives NSF GRF Award


Jesse Brizzi, a PhD student in Computer Science at Stony Brook University, has received a Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF GRF was established in 1952 to help develop and boost diversity of the United States’ science and engineering research workforce by supporting grad students who pursue research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in NSF-support STEM disciplines.

This year, the NSF awarded ten Stony Brook University students with GRF awards, and Brizzi is among them. Brizzi's advisor in the Department of Computer Science is Dimitris Smaras.  Upon news of the award, Dr. Samaras said, "Congratulations to Jesse! His hard work paid off." Jesse is looking forward to designing computers that can see and teach people to understand human faces and their expressions. 

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