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IIT girl wins Google and Facebook Scholarships

An IIT Madras student, Spandana Raj Babbula, has won the prestigious Google Anita Borg memorial scholarship (Asia Pacific) 2014, as well as Facebook’s 2014 Grace Hopper scholarship.

Google’s scholarship is given to women for excellence in computer science, leadership and passion for technology. As a part of the scholarship, Ms Babbula has received a financial award of Rs 1 lakh for this academic year, as well as an invitation to the scholars’ retreat at Google’s Tokyo office.

Next, she will fly to Phoenix in Arizona, USA, to attend the Grace Hopper celebration of women in computing, one of the world’s largest gathering of women technologists from October 6 to 11, as part of Facebook’s scholarship.

She says that her research on efficient routing as a part of an internship at Microsoft Research, USA and her “analysis of hypergraph“ at IIT had fetched her the scholarships.

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