A student from Boyds has won a fellowship to work on a computer processing study he devised.
Vinay Sriram, 17, received a $10,000 scholarship from the Davidson Institute for his project “Quantitative Modeling of Processing Cost and Energy Consumption for Cryptographically Enhanced Secure Internet Routing Protocol.”
The project will focus on quantifying the benefit of various optimization algorithms, which could significantly enhance computational efficiency and speed up computer routing table convergence and conserve energy for routers, according to the Reno, Nev., nonprofit.
Founded in 2009, the Davidson Institute for Talent Development is dedicated to helping and encouraging people working on projects that could improve the quality of life for everyone, according to its website.
The institute provides scholarships of $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 to help support its chosen projects in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, literature, philosophy and music.
Sriram is one of 20 Davidson Fellows for 2013, who will be honored at a reception Sept. 28 in Washington, D.C.