In a Canada-wide career, Nick Cercone made significant contributions to several fields in computer science. He was an inspiring mentor to numerous post-docs and graduate students, and had a deep passion for nurturing emerging research talent.
This endowed National Graduate Scholarship honours Nick Cercone. Formally the IEEE Canadian Foundation Nick Cercone Graduate Scholarship in Computer Science, it recognizes a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at a Canadian university who shows exceptional promise in research that will have real-world applications outside Computer Science and who has been active in helping others.
This scholarship will be awarded every second year, i.e., it will be a biennial award. Starting in 2020, the value of the award is $6,000.