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ORIE’s Charisopoulos earns Leventis scholarship
Fourth-year ORIE Ph.D. student Vasilis Charisopoulos has earned an A. G. Leventis scholarship for the 2020-21 academic year.
Fourth-year ORIE Ph.D. student Vasilis Charisopoulos has earned an A. G. Leventis scholarship for the 2020-21 academic year. Charisopoulos’ research statement was about composite optimization for robust signal recovery, and efficient spectral methods in large-scale computing.
Charisopoulos received his Diploma in electrical & computer engineering in 2017 from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, under the supervision of Professor Petros Maragos. He then spent four months in INRIA (National Institute for Research in Digital Science and Technology) working as a researcher in the TROPICAL team under Xavier Allamigeon and Stephane Gaubert. Charisopoulos came to Ithaca in the fall of 2017 to do his graduate work in the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering and is advised by Assistant Professor Damek Davis. He also works with Austin Benson and Anil Damle in Cornell’s Department of Computer Science.
A veryy competitive scholarship, the Leventis award targets students of Greek descent from any field of study. The A. G. Leventis Foundation awards approximately one scholarship per eight applications.
Established in May 1979, the A. G. Leventis Foundation is the outcome of the vision of the Cypriot entrepreneur Anastasios G. Leventis (1902-1978), who laid the bases of its focus on society, education and culture.