Cristan Grant, Doctoral student at the University of Florida and 2010 NSF Graduate research
fellowship awardee, discussed how to write a powerful personal statement and
obtain great letters of recommendation in April 2011. Session url at http://bit.ly/ELA_CG
Christan's work relates to topic
modeling, Machine Learning, and natural language processing. He is a
lead researcher of the Morpheus project, a question answering system
that uses the "deep web" as a resource.
He interned at IBM Almaden
Research Lab where he developed a prototype for the
Health-e-Assistant—an engine that seeks to lay the foundation for the
personalization of healthcare by providing a comprehensive and
user-friendly management system. He was awarded a 2010 NSF
Graduate research fellowship in the area of Databases, Information
Retrieval and Web Search.
Christan has a beautiful wife of almost two years and a hilarious cat
named Kizzy Kinte.