Adam Vest

2018 Fulbright Scholar

Adam Vest has earned a Fulbright Study/Research Award to Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, to conduct research in artificial intelligence.

The U.S. Student Fulbright Program, a federally sponsored international, educational and cultural exchange, recognizes academic merit and leadership potential. The program promotes mutual understanding between U.S. residents and people in more than 155 countries worldwide. Fulbrights are among the most prestigious awards in higher education.

“This award will allow me to explore the fascinating field of artificial intelligence and prepare myself for a career in research in this area.”

Collegiate experience

  • Areas of Study:

    • Expects to graduate after the summer, 2018, semester from the J. B. Speed School of Engineering with degrees in computer engineering and computer science.

Inspired By

Dr. Jasmine Farrier - Dr. Farrier has been a great influence on me since I took her congress classfreshman year. Even though I was not a political science student, she agreed to mentor me as I completed an independent study on presidential war powers, a topic of special interest to me. In her classes, I learned to synthesize and distill large volumes of technical information into relatively short essays and to always question and analyze the biases and assumptions underlying both my arguments and the arguments of others.

Dr. Dale Billingsley - was a great mentor to me since freshman year. He was one of the first to encourage me to apply for the award!

Dr. Adel Elmaghraby - was an amazing help to me in getting the logistics of my grant in order! He helped me organize my class schedule so that I could graduate in the summer; without his efforts I wouldn’t have been able to accept the award!

Hometown information

  • Hometown:

    Louisville, Kentucky
  • High school:

    duPont Manual High School (2014)
  • Parents:

    Rebecca and Patrick Vest, both of Louisville.