Matsuda (Ph.D.) Awarded 2015 National Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship

EECS Graduate Student Nathan Matsuda (P.h.D) has been awarded the 2015 National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Award.

EECS Graduate Student Nathan Matsuda (PhD) has been awarded the 2015 National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Award.

Each Fellowship consists of three years of support during a five-year fellowship period. NSF provides a stipend of $32,000 to the Fellow and a cost-of-education allowance of $12,000 to the graduate degree-granting institution for each Fellow utilizing the fellowship support in a fellowship year.

Matsuda is an NU graduate (B.S., Computer Science, 08) currently pursuing a Ph.D. student in Computer Science, while working in the Computational Photography Lab under Prof. Oliver (Ollie) S. Cossairt.

Prof. Cossairt, said, "Nathan is making some truly remarkable progress in developing new techniques for 3D imaging on microscopic and macroscopic scales. This is fantastic news that the NSF has awarded him a Graduate Research Fellowship to continue his excellent work!"

His projects include: Gauguin: Surface Shape Studies of the Art of Paul Gauguin, MC3D: Motion Contrast 3D Laser Scanner, Incoherent Holographic Microscopy, High-Speed Compressive Video, Digital Refocusing with Incoherent Holography.

His past awards include: Primetime Emmy Nominee for Outstanding Special Visual Effects, ABC’s “Once Upon A Time” (2012), Visual Effects Society Awards Nominee for Outstanding Virtual Cinematography ABC’s “Once Upon A Time” (2012), Visual Effects Society Awards Nominee for Best Visual Effects in a Student Film “Hangar No. 5” (2009), Harold B. Gotaas Undergraduate Research Award, Northwestern University McCormick School of Engineering (2008), Visual Effects Society Award Nominee for Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program ABC’s “Once Upon A Time” (2013).

The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions.This year, NSF awarded the GRF to 2,000 individuals from among 16,500 applicants, representing 456 baccalaureate institutions.

See a full list of the award winners and honorable mentions