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Niha Beig Receives 2021 Doctoral Excellence Award


Niha Beig, PhD Pallavi Tiwari, PhD


  Congratulations to Niha Beig, PhD and her mentor Pallavi Tiwari, PhD for receiving the Doctoral Excellence Award from the Office of Graduate Studies!

Under the supervision of Dr. Pallavi Tiwari, Niha’s PhD research focused on developing assistive diagnostic tools in the field of neuro-oncology using data science and machine learning techniques. She worked on drawing insights from quantitative medical images and genomic sequencing to help predict outcomes and responses to therapy in adult gliomas.

Niha graduated in 2020 with 16 co-authored publications in top-tier journals and won many scientific awards during her PhD. In 2019, Niha had also won the excellence in mentoring award in Biomedical Engineering. The doctoral excellence award is one of the highest honors bestowed on a graduate student and only one award is given every year to a nominated student from every department.