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UTCS Ph.D. student Yang Wang has earned a Google Ph.D. Fellowship in Distributed Computing. He is one of 39 Google Fellows who will bring their skills and talents to Google in pursuit of more innovations and ideas that the company can incorporate in the future.

Google has announced the recipients of its 2013 Ph.D. Fellowship program, which the search giant promotes as a way to gain new insights and innovations from some of the best minds in colleges and universities around the world.

"We are extremely excited to announce the 2013 Global Google Ph.D. Fellows," wrote Michael Rennaker of Google University Relations, in a June 11 post on the Google Research Blog. "From all around the globe, these 39 Ph.D. students represent the fifth class in the program's history, a select group recognized by Google researchers and their institutions as some of the most promising young academics in the world."

Google launched its Ph.D. Fellowship Program in 2009 as a way of recognizing and supporting outstanding graduate students who were pursuing work in computer science, related disciplines or promising research areas, wrote Rennaker. In 2009, the first year of the program, 13 United States Ph.D. students were awarded fellowships. The program has since been extended to Europe, China, India and Australia.

From the United States and Canada, 15 Google Ph.D. Fellows were selected for 2013.

Source: eWeek