Several news and media channels have covered the recent news that ISSAI researcher Zhanat Makhataeva was announced a Microsoft Research PhD Fellow in the Inaugural Microsoft Research Summit 2021.
To remind, this year Zhanat Makhataeva was awarded the Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship. The Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship is a global program created for talented PhD students in a computing-related field. Fellowship recipients are provided with 15,000 USD to help complete their doctoral research work and will be offered a 12-week paid internship with Microsoft. This year, the fellowship was awarded to only 49 PhD students from top-notch universities such as Stanford University, Tsinghua University, Princeton University, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Oxford, and Weizmann Institute of Science. Zhanat is the first doctoral student who received this fellowship from Kazakhstan.