ECE graduate student Eze Ahanonu has been selected for a 2021-22 ARCS Scholarship, which is granted to students in science, engineering and medical research. Ahanonu has worked on several scientific publications relating to visual compression and lossless compression, most recently working on a conference paper about Lossless Multi-component Image Compression alongside his advisor, ECE assistant professor Ali Bilgin.
"I am very grateful for the continued support of Major General and Mrs. Crawford, and the rest of the ARCS foundation, for their continued support of my studies," Ahanonu said. "I also would like to thank my advisor Dr. Bilgin, who nominated me and has continuously supported me throughout my graduate career."
ARCS (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists) Scholarship funding includes an $8,500 cash award from ARCS, a $2,000 cash award from the Graduate College, a $500 travel grant and more. ARCS Scholars have gone on to found more than 1,800 new companies and file over 3,600 patents.