Second year doctoral student, Saksham Agarwal, has received a Google Ph.D. Fellowship with a focus on Systems and Networking. When announcing the award, Google noted: “These awards have been presented to exemplary PhD students in computer science and related disciplines. We have given these students unique fellowships to acknowledge their contributions to their areas of specialty and provide funding for their education and research. We look forward to working closely with them as they continue to become leaders in their respective fields.”

Agarwal's research “mainly focuses on network designs for faster, more scalable and efficient datacenters.” Before arriving at Cornell, Agarwal studied at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK), where his work “largely involved wireless communication systems, in particular various problems pertaining to Large MIMO systems at Mobile Communications Lab.”