Siebel Scholars Names 2024 Award Winners

REDWOOD CITY — The Siebel Scholars Foundation announced the recipients of the 2024 Siebel Scholars award. Now in its 23rd year, the Siebel Scholars program annually recognizes nearly 100 exceptional students from the world’s leading graduate schools of business, computer science, and bioengineering.

The 83 distinguished students of the Class of 2024 join past Siebel Scholars classes to form an unmatched professional and personal network of more than 1,800 scholars, researchers, and entrepreneurs. Through the program, this formidable group brings together diverse perspectives from business, science, and engineering to influence the technologies, policies, and economic and social decisions that shape the future.

“Every year, the Siebel Scholars continue to impress me with their commitment to academics and influencing future society. This year’s class is exceptional, and once again represents the best and brightest minds from around the globe who are advancing innovations in healthcare, artificial intelligence, financial services, and more,” said Thomas M. Siebel, Chairman of the Siebel Scholars Foundation. “It is my distinct pleasure to welcome these students into this ever-growing, lifelong community, and I personally look forward to seeing their impact and contributions unfold.”

Founded in 2000 by the Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation, the Siebel Scholars program awards grants to 16 universities in the United States, China, France, Italy and Japan. Following a competitive review process by the deans of their respective schools on the basis of outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated leadership, the top graduate students from 27 partner programs are selected each year as Siebel Scholars and receive a $35,000 award for their final year of studies. On average, Siebel Scholars rank in the top five percent of their class, many within the top one percent.

This year’s honorees are:

Graduate Schools of Bioengineering

Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering and School of Medicine:
Fan-En Chen, Inez Lam, Sixuan Li, Sarah Yoseph Neshat, Paul Sargunas

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Engineering:
Pablo Cárdenas R., Viraat Goel, Itai Levin, Krista Pullen, Erin Tevonian

Stanford University, School of Engineering and School of Medicine:
Gustavo Ramon Chau Loo Kung, Michaela Hinks, Ali Kight, Gwanggyu Sun, Xianghao Zhan

University of California, Berkeley, College of Engineering:
Cindy Ayala, Ruiming Cao, Sita Srinivasan Chandrasekaran, Cameron Tadashi Kato, Andre Lai

University of California, San Diego, Institute of Engineering in Medicine and Jacobs School of Engineering:
Gisselle Gonzalez, Zhongyuan Guo, Bojing Blair Jia, Josh Mesfin, Madison Wilson

Graduate Schools of Business

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management:
Shiv Bhakta, Erica Cappon, Aoying Huang, Stefan Sayre, Tim Valicenti

Stanford University, Graduate School of Business:
Tye Gerrard, Zane Stiles, Jessica Wang, Mark Whittaker, Andrew Wooten

University of Chicago Booth School of Business:
Michelle Cao, Christian Eron, Anna Hillel, Kinaan Patel, Lucy Reading

Graduate Schools of Computer Science

Carnegie Mellon University, School of Computer Science:
Lea Elise Albaugh, Bailey Flanigan, Maxwell Jones, Paul Pu Liang, Shih-Lun Wu

Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences:
Salma Abdel Magid, Alex Cabral, Yuji Chai, Eric Ransom Knorr, Lily Xu

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Engineering:
Kiril Bangachev, Charles Spencer Comiter, Abhishek Mukherjee, Chanwoo Park, Charlotte Park

Princeton University, School of Engineering and Applied Science:
Linda Cai, Xinyi Chen, Minsung Kim, Akshara Prabhakar, Angelina Wang

Stanford University, School of Engineering:
Lovish Chopra, Sharon Lee, Julia R. Reisler, Daniel Shin, David Wendt

Tsinghua University, Department of Computer Science and Technology:
Yan Fang, Xiyuan Shen, Wenhou Sun, Leping Wang, Jintao Zhang

University of California, Berkeley, College of Engineering:
Arjun Bhorkar, Sandeep Mukherjee, Anish Muthali

University of Chicago, School of Computer Science:
Jas Brooks, Kuntai Du, Miao Li, Madeleine Roberts, Divij Sinha

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Engineering:
Shivam Agarwal, Seemandhar Jain, Vidya Kamath Pailodi, Ruizhong Qiu, Shradha Sehgal

To date, the over 1,800 Siebel Scholars have driven innovations in over a dozen industries, launched more than 1,100 products, authored more than 430 patents, published over 43 books and more than 4,366 articles or book chapters, and managed more than $2.8 trillion in assets. As leaders of some of today’s most preeminent start-ups, nonprofits and research institutions, Siebel Scholars have served on more than 344 boards, established more than 55 philanthropic initiatives, and founded more than 158 companies – of which more than 57 have successfully gone public or were sold to enterprises including Google, Intuit, and Dropbox.