Jeff DeanThe fellowship was established by UW CSE Ph.D. alumni Jeff Dean, who worked for Digital Equipment Corporation for almost three years before becoming an early employee at Google, Inc. in 1999. Jeff wrote significant portions of Google's crawling, indexing, and query serving systems, built systems infrastructure for large-scale storage and computation, and generally had a great time working on difficult problems with great colleagues to produce software used by hundreds of millions of people.

Heidi Hopper received her Ph.D. in Organization Behavior and Human Resources Management at the UW in 1997.

Academic merit. Normally one year, renewable up to 6.

Year Awardee
2007-2008Erik Andersen
2008-2009Francis Iannacci
2009-2010Not awarded
2010-2011Paraschos Koutris
2011-2012Dimitrios Gklezakos
2013-2013Irene Zhang
2013-2014Mert Saglam
2014-2015Jane Hofswell
2015-2016Ellis Michael
2016-2017Hao Peng
2017-2018Nicasia Beebe-Wang
2018-2019Tim Dettmers
2019-2020Yuhao Wan
2020-2021Aashaka Desai
2021-2022Katherine Juarez
2022-2023Antonio Glenn
2023-2024Dedong Xie