Patrick Lanigan Named Recipient of Frank J. Marshall Graduate Fellowship

January 04, 2006

At the INI Holiday Party on December 8, INI Director Dena Haritos Tsamitis announced the winner of this year's Frank J. Marshall Graduate Fellowship: MSISTM student Patrick Lanigan. This scholarship award of $14,500 is awarded annually to one MSISTM student.

Frank J. Marshall graduated from the Electrical and Computer Engineering program at Carnegie Mellon in 1969. Since then, he has held many different positions at a variety of companies, including Vice President of Engineering at Cisco Systems. Currently, he is a private investor and consultant to a number of high technology companies. He is also a member of the Engineering College Silicon Valley Advisory Council. Mr. Marshall established the Frank J. Marshall Graduate Fellowship to provide support in the form of scholarships and awards for students like Lanigan.

Dr. Priya Narasimhan, who nominated Lanigan for the award, gave the recipient a glowing recommendation. “Patrick forms the backbone of my research group, and I feel really fortunate to work with someone of his caliber, potential and capabilities," said Narasimhan. "Given what he can do in a relatively short period of time, I am sure that we will see great things from him in the future.”