PhD student Joy Carpio is a recipient of the Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future 2020-21 fellowship. The program recognizes women from developing countries who are pursuing post-graduate studies in various STEM disciplines, with the goal of accelerating gender equality in STEM.
Carpio works in the mobile sensing lab under the supervision of Professor Alexandre Bayen. Her research focuses on energy modelling of vehicles, which she will apply to the estimation of total energy consumption of mixed traffic.
Since its launch in 2004, the Faculty for the Future fellowships have been awarded to 739 women from 82 countries. As part of the program, fellows return to their home countries upon completion of their studies to contribute to the economic, social or technological advancement of their regions. After earning her PhD, Carpio will return to Manila to pursue academia, and advance teaching and research by applying the skill set she gained at UC Berkeley.
The Schlumberger Foundation begins accepting applications for the 2021-22 Faculty for the Future fellowships on September 9, 2020.