Congratulations to PhD student Joy Carpio, who has received the Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future fellowship for the third year. 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, from the Phillipines, works in the mobile sensing lab under the supervision of Professor Alexandre Bayen, and is pursuing a PhD in systems engineering. Her research focuses on artificial intelligence and reinforcement learning, aiming to provide an advanced platform in traffic management using computer simulations, machine learning, and day-to-day real-time data. She expects it will help decision making in traffic management in the Philippines.
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.