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Scholarships for students in Center for Intelligent Machines

Precarn Incorporated, an independent, not-for-profit company that supports the pre-commercial development of leading-edge techmologies, has awarded 54 Canadian students a total of $405,000 as part of a scholarship pool. The funding goes to those doing research on robotics and intelligent systems. Five McGill graduate students working in the Center for Intelligent Machines (CIM) won scholarships: Carmen Au, Michele Faragalli, Stephane Pelletier, Peter Savadjiev, and Abdul Razzak Selman.

The group is representative of the interdisciplinary nature of CIM, coming from the School of Computer Science as well as Mechanical, Electrical and Computer Engineering. Peter Savadjiev, the computer scientist in the group, works with computer science professor Kaleem Siddiqi. His research involves applying methods from computer vision and differential geometry to analyzing data in diffusion magnetic resonance imaging.