Sixteen MIT grad students named Siebel Scholars for 2017

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September 15, 2016

MIT News Office

MIT graduate students from bioengineering, business, computer science, and energy fields are honored.

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Each year through the Siebel Scholars program, a formidable group brings together their diverse perspectives from business, science, and engineering to influence the technologies, policies, and economic and social decisions that shape the future.


Sixteen MIT graduate students are among the 2017 cohort of Siebel Foundation Scholars hailing from the world’s top graduate programs in business, bioengineering, computer science, and energy science.

Honored for their academic achievements, leadership, and commitments to addressing crucial global challenges, the select MIT students are part of a class of 92 individuals receiving a $35,000 award for their final year of study.

In addition, they will join a community of more than 1,000 past Siebel Scholars, including 216 MIT affiliates.

Among the honorees are five EECS students:

Brian Axelrod

Karan Kashyap

Chengtao Li

Ruizhi (Ray) Liao

Srinivasan Raghuraman

Read about the other honorees on MIT News.