The Symantec Research Labs Graduate Fellowship
Symantec is accepting applications for the 2014 Fellowship. Award decisions will be made at the beginning of July 2014.
Symantec will award Symantec Research Labs (SRL) Graduate Fellowships to outstanding Ph.D. students who meet the eligibility criteria listed below. A key goal of the program is to fund innovative research that has real-world value, in areas where Symantec conducts business.There are two award categories:
- Storage and Systems: areas such as storage, backup, virtualization, cloud computing, big data infrastructure, etc.
- Next Generation Security: cryptography, and security in areas of cloud, web, network, mobile, data center, big data analytics, networks etc.
All the award recipients are encouraged to take a separate salaried internship with Symantec Research Labs (Culver City, CA, USA; Dublin, Ireland; Herndon, VA, USA; Mountain View, CA, USA; Sophia-Antipolis, France) or with any other group within Symantec. Each recipient is paired with a mentor from Symantec. A mentor is a top researcher or engineer who can provide ongoing technical guidance on the recipient’s research during graduate training as well as internship at Symantec.
Provisions of the Award The SRL Graduate Fellowship provides (up to $20,000 USD) to cover either one year of tuition fees of the student, or to reimburse expenses incurred by the student to engage into research collaboration with Symantec (e.g. travel expenses, hardware, etc.). If the fellowship is to cover the tuition, it will be made through the university.
Each recipient will be given a laptop preloaded with Symantec software.
- Applying students must attend a university in a Ph.D. program focusing on systems research.
- Preference will be given to students with a desire to work in an industrial research lab and those working on innovative research projects in areas related to Symantec’s businesses such as security, storage, backup, virtualization, cloud computing, big data infrastructure, etc.
- Recipients will also be selected based on their overall potential for research excellence and their academic progress to-date as evidenced by publications.
Required Application Information
Applications should be submitted as a single compressed file (.zip file) and must include the following:
- Resume or C.V.
- Personal statement of research interests not to exceed 500 words. Applicants are strongly encouraged to articulate the value and novelty of their research.
- Two letters of recommendation from professors or industry researchers who can evaluate the applicant's scientific aptitude and potential for research (may be sent confidentially, please see application form for instructions).
Incomplete applications cannot be considered, and we cannot guarantee notification of incompleteness. Please make sure applications are complete.
Application Dates and Process
- Fellowship applications can be sent now.
- Complete applications, including all recommendation letters if sent separately, must be received no later than May 28, 2014, 8.00 AM (Pacific Time Zone).
- As part of the application process, some candidates may be contacted for telephone interviews.
- The final award decisions will be announced in July 2014.
Meet the 2013 Symantec Research Labs Graduate Fellowship Winners
- Kai Ren, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
- Christian Rossow, VU University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Meet the 2012 Symantec Research Labs Graduate Fellowship Winners
- Ang Cui, Columbia University, USA
- Chi-Yao Hong, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
- Gianluca Stringhini, University of California Santa Barbara, USA
- Giorgos Vasiliadis, University of Crete, Greece
Meet the 2011 Symantec Research Labs Graduate Fellowship Winners
- Prateek Saxena, University of California, Berkeley, USA
- Jiyong Jang, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
- Leyla Bilge, Institute Eurecom, France
Meet the 2010 Symantec Research Labs Graduate Fellowship Winners
- Martim Carbone, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
- Xin Hu, University of Michigan, USA
Meet the 2009 Symantec Research Labs Graduate Fellowship Winners
- Kevin Butler, Pennsylvania State University, USA
- Marco Cova, University of California Santa Barbara, USA
- Polo Chau, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Meet the 2008 Symantec Research Labs Graduate Fellowship Winners
- Polo Chau, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
- Junghee Lim, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
Meet the 2007 Symantec Research Labs Graduate Fellowship Winners
- David Brumley, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
- Jack Lange, Northwestern University, USA
- Justin Ma, University of California, San Diego, USA