Two CS professors awarded Provost Research Studios for 2019-20

Matthew Berger and Ipek Oguz, assistant professors of computer science and computer engineering, have received a Provost Research Studio for the 2019-20 academic year.

Matthew Berger

They are among 13 outstanding full-time faculty from across the university to receive this additional support for professional development.

Provost Research Studios are targeted for a critical time in the faculty members’ careers, when they are not full professors or otherwise at the top of their promotion ladder. Awardees receive up to $4,000 to cover the costs of each PRS.

“The PRS provide opportunities for recipients to make connections with key leaders in their fields of research as well as receive mentoring from outside the university,” said Tracey George, vice provost for faculty affairs.

Ipek Oguz

A Provost Research Studio can advance a faculty member’s research, scholarship and creative expression as well as expand their professional networks.

Past recipients have used their funding for experiences that include inviting a pioneering scientist in the field of ancient DNA work to Vanderbilt to advise on current research projects and give a public lecture on her research and traveling to various universities to collaborate with senior scholars on new lines of research, including strategies for pursuing external funding sources.

The program is managed through the Office of Faculty Affairs. For more information, please contact Jermaine Soto, director of faculty development.