EE graduate student Stephen Tu (advisor: Ben Recht) has been awarded a 2018 Google Fellowship. Google Fellowships are presented to exemplary PhD students in computer science and related areas to acknowledge contributions to their chosen fields and provide funding for their education and research. Tu’s current research interests “lie somewhere in the intersection of machine learning and optimization” although he previously worked on multicore databases and encrypted query processing. Tu graduated with a CS B.A./ME B.S. from Berkeley in 2011 before earning an EECS S.M. from MIT in 2014.