Awards and Honors
- C.L. and Jane W.-S. Liu Award: For showing exceptional research promise. Awarded to only one student across all batches (2020).
- Best Reviewer: One among the top reviewers for NeurIPS 2019, ICML 2020, and NeurIPS 2020.
- Google PhD Fellowship Nomination: Selected across all departments to represent UIUC for the fellowship (2019-20).
- Bhagwan Das Sanghi Memorial Gold Medal: For best academic performance in Mathematics and Statistics Department (2015)
- Suman Gupta Gold Medal: For highest CGPA in Mathematics and Scientific Computing M.Sc.(Int.) program (2015)
- Project Proficiency Medal: For best project in Mathematics and Scientific Computing M.Sc.(Int.) Program (2015)
- General Proficiency Medal: For best academic performance in Mathematics and Scientific Computing program (2015)
- Academic Excellence Awards: For being among the top 7% of the batch (830 students) academically. Awarded for two consecutive years (2013, 2014)
It was a proud moment for my family when I appeared on the front page of a national newspaper (local edition) in Kanpur after my convocation.
Dated: 8th June 2015.
The caption reads, “Talent being rewarded: Chairman Prof. M. Anandkrishnan and Director Prof. Indranil Manna presenting degree to the winner of four medals, student of Mathematics and Scientific Computing program, Gaurush Hiranandani, during the convocation ceremony of IIT Kanpur.”
It reads, “Elder brother becomes inspirational source: The real inspiration for Gaurush Hiranandani, who won four medals during the convocation ceremony, was his brother. Seeing his brother pursuing M.Tech from IIT Kanpur, Gaurush decided to join the same place for his undergraduate studies. Four medals are results of his earnest hard work. Gaurush will join Adobe Research after graduation but he wishes to pursue a Ph.D. program in the future.”