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April 16, 2019

Biomedical engineering graduate earns Hertz Fellowship

Written By: Staff


Bailey Flanigan
Bailey Flanigan

University of Wisconsin-Madison biomedical engineering alumna Bailey Flanigan has received a prestigious Hertz Fellowship.

The awards provide up to five years of academic support at $250,000, aimed at giving promising young researchers the support and flexibility to pursue ambitious and novel projects with societal benefits. Flanigan is one of 11 recipients nationwide in the 2019 class.

Flanigan, who graduated from UW-Madison in 2017, plans to work at the interface of theoretical and applied problems in algorithms, machine learning and game theory while working toward a doctorate in computer science at Carnegie Mellon University.

As an undergraduate, Flanigan received a Goldwater Scholarship, worked as part of an engineering team that designed and implemented a potable water system in Ecuador and served as a consulting scientist with the Wisconsin Innocence Project. She also gave the College of Engineering’s 2017 commencement address and conducted research in cancer genetics, heart disease and functional magnetic resonance imaging.

After graduating from UW-Madison, Flanigan completed a yearlong research fellowship at Yale University.

The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation has awarded graduate fellowships since 1963.