Marianne Arriola ‘23 (CCS Computing) Receives 2022 Goldwater Scholarship

April 13, 2022

National scholarship in memory of Senator Barry Goldwater supports undergraduates in natural science, engineering and mathematics

Marianne Arriola ‘23 (CCS Computing)
Marianne Arriola ‘23 (CCS Computing)

In 2022, Marianne Arriola ‘23 (CCS Computing) became one of 417 undergraduate students from across the United States to be awarded the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship for the 2022-2023 academic year. The scholarship is designed to “foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue research careers in the fields of the natural sciences, engineering, and mathematics.”

The national scholarship, awarded through the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, was established to honor Senator Barry Goldwater. Since 1989, the Goldwater Foundation has awarded 9,870 scholarships. Many Goldwater Scholars go on to receive distinguished graduate fellowships and awards, including the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and the Rhodes Scholarship.

“The Goldwater scholarship reinforced my goal to obtain a PhD,” said Marianne. “As a CCS student, I have worked with Professor Ambuj Singh on multiple research projects. I am currently building a generative model to detect multi-scale anomalies in dynamic networks. I came to CCS with an interest in computational biology, but through my time here I’ve uncovered my interest in geometric machine learning.” Marianne plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Computer Science, to teach at the university level, and to conduct further research in geometric machine learning.

CCS congratulates Marianne!