Diane Salim, a Rutgers University graduate student in physics and astronomy, has been named a Quad Fellow - one of 100 gifted STEM students from U.S., Japan, Australia, and India to receive this honor in the fellowship's inaugural year. The Quad Fellowship is an initiative of the governments of the four countries and is designed to build ties among the next generation of scientists and technologists.

At the Quad Fellow Award Ceremony on December 9 Rutgers astrophysics graduate student, Diane Salim (in yellow), was inducted into the 2023 class. This was held at the Department of Commerce; Secretary Gina Raimono, in the gray dress, presented the award.

After being a Machine Learning Engineer at GRID Inc. in Tokyo, Japan and wishing to bridge academia and industry, astrophysicist Diane Salim is pursuing a PhD applying novel machine learning techniques to simulations of interstellar turbulent gasses in galaxies to probe star formation and galaxy evolution.

Currently based between Rutgers University and the Centre for Computational Astrophysics at the Flatiron Institute, she conducted undergraduate studies at the Australian National University, during which she studied abroad at the University of Tokyo under the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan scholarship. She is a passionate language learner, with fluency in Japanese and Indonesian.

Congratulations Diane and to our renowned Department of Physics and Astronomy.

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View the video: https://www.quadfellowship.org/