Graduate Awards

Graduate Student Awards 2017

From left: DGS Landon Cox, Abe Frandsen, Pulkit Misra, Chair Pankaj Agarwal at the 2017 annual meeting

At the beginning of each academic year, the Department recognizes outstanding academic endeavor or service exemplified by its graduate students for the past academic year by presenting several awards.

Graduate student awards for 2016-17 were presented at the 2017 departmental meeting. We congratulate the recipients, who are listed below. See photos of the annual meeting

Outstanding PhD Dissertation

  • Hieu Bui
    Advisor: John Reif
    Localized DNA Computation

Outstanding Prelim Exam

  • Pulkit Misra
    Advisor: Alvin Lebeck
    Enabling Lightweight Transactions with Precision Time
  • Yuan Deng
    Advisor: Vincent Conitzer
    Disarmament Games
  • Chaofan Chen
    Advisor: Cynthia Rudin
    An Optimization Approach to Learning Falling Rule Lists

Outstanding Teaching

  • Ali Razeen - Compsci 310, with Landon Cox
  • Abe Frandsen - Compsci 330, with Debmalya Panigrahi

The awards and their recipients for recent years are
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