Hamed Bonab Awarded Dissertation Writing Fellowship

CIIR doctoral student Hamed Bonab was selected to receive a Spring 2022 Manning College of Information and Computer Sciences Dissertation Writing Fellowship.

Bonab, who was admitted to doctoral candidacy with distinction and defended his proposal, "Neural Approaches for Language-Agnostic Search and Recommendation," in July 2021, is advised by CIIR Director, Professor, and Chair of the Faculty James Allan.

According to the College, students who are nearing completion of their dissertation writing are nominated for the fellowship based on the strength of their dissertations and its significance to computing theory and practice. Fellowship recipients receive a stipend to focus on their writing as they near their dissertation defense and graduation dates.

More on the Fellowship at https://www.cics.umass.edu/news/bonab-addanki-awarded-college-s-dissertation-writing-fellowships.