TSB Student Sarah D'Angelo Awarded Google PhD Fellowship
The award recognizes outstanding graduate students doing exceptional work in computer science, related disciplines, or promising research areas.
TSB PhD Student Sarah D'Angelo has been selected as a recipient of the prestigious Google PhD Fellowship Award. She is one of only three beneficiaries selected in the research specialization of Human-Computer Interaction.
Nurturing and maintaining strong relations with the academic community is a top priority at Google. The Google PhD Fellowship Program recognizes outstanding graduate students doing exceptional work in computer science, related disciplines, or promising research areas. The program was created to recognize outstanding graduate students doing exceptional work in computer science and related research areas. fellowships are currently offered in Australia, China and East Asia, Europe and the Middle East, India, the United States and Canada.
D'Angelo is currently a PhD Candidate in Technology and Social Behavior (TSB) Program at Northwestern University. Before arriving in Evanston, she received her undergraduate degree in Cognitive Science with a specialization in Human-Computer Interaction from the University of California, San Diego. D'Angelo is interested in building tools to support collaboration and coordination in remote work, as well as an interested in how technology can be used to support learning in educational spaces. Specifically, her research focuses on designing visual representations of gaze awareness to support effective collaboration between teachers and students in distance learning scenarios. D'Angelo works with Prof. Darren Gergle in the CollabLab and Prof. Mike Horn in the TIDAL Lab. Her research is supported by the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.
In being named a fellowship recipient, D'Angelo will be supported for a maximum period of four years with a monthly fellowship, a contingency grant for expenses like books, stationery etc and a travel grant for attending conferences. Each fellowship recipient will be assigned a Google Sponsor who will mentor the PhD fellow over the research period. Engagement with the Google Sponsor will include discussions on research direction, research progress updates etc.