Computer science graduate student Muhammad Gulzar has received a Google Ph.D. Fellowship, in recognition of his promising research in big data debugging. He is one of 33 scholars across North America, Europe, and the Middle East named a Google Ph.D. Fellow this year.

The Google fellowship program was created in 2009 in an effort to “recognize and support outstanding graduate students doing exceptional research in computer science and related disciplines.” The fellowship will cover tuition, as well as provide a stipend for living expenses and travel.

Gulzar’s research interests span software engineering, distributed systems, and data science. More specifically, he aims to merge ideas from software engineering and database systems to enable debugging in big data systems, without compromising the throughput or the performance of the systems. He focuses on “establishing a new domain of big data debugging” by building tools which enable developers to more easily debug big data systems and big data analytics applications.

He is advised by Miryung Kim, associate professor of computer science.

To read more about Gulzar and the Google fellowship, read the Computer Science Department’s recent story.