Profile: Zadia Codabux
Fulbright Fellow and doctoral student Zadia Codabux added another accomplishment to her list when she was selected for a prestigious IBM Ph.D. Fellowship.
The IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Awards Program is an intensely competitive worldwide program honoring exceptional doctoral students who have an interest in solving problems that are important to IBM and fundamental to innovation. An American multinational technology and consulting corporation, IBM has 12 research laboratories worldwide and, as of 2013, has held the record for most patents generated by a company for 20 consecutive years.
Chosen based upon her potential for research excellence, technical interests and academic progress, the computer science major will receive a stipend for the next academic year. Along with providing her with a mentor from IBM, the fellowship will allow Codabux to continue her research in agile predictive analytics here at MSU.
Originally from Mauritius, an island nation in the Indian Ocean, Codabux received her bachelor's degree from the University of Technology, Mauritius and her master's degree from the University of Mauritius. Before coming to MSU in fall 2011, she also worked as a faculty member there.
Codabux decided to attend MSU for her doctorate because of the university's computer science and engineering program and its research group whose focus is empirical software engineering. And while studying abroad can be intimidating, she knew coming here was the path she wanted to follow.
"For international students, it's not easy to leave their families, and that's why I originally didn't want to study abroad," Codabux said. "But my husband and family have been very supportive of me and my dreams."Writer: Margaret Kovar | Photo: Russ Houston
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