Grad Student Awards 2017-18

September 13, 2018

Grad Student Award Recipients 2018

From left: Pankaj K. Agarwal (Chair), Anna Lowegard, Ashwin Machanavajjhala (DGS), Lesia Semenova, Kangning Wang, Xi He, Nat Kell, Tiancheng Liu, Chaofan Chen.

Graduate student awards for 2017-18 were presented at the 2018 annual departmental meeting. Congratulations to the recipients:

Outstanding PhD Dissertation

  • Rupert Freeman
    Advisor: Vincent Conitzer
    Eliciting and Aggregating Information for Better Decision Making
  • Xi He (ACM Dissertation Award Nominee)
    Advisor: Ashwin Machanavajjhala
    Policy Driven Data Sharing with Provable Privacy Guarantees
  • Nathaniel Kell
    Advisor: Debmalya Panigrahi
    Alogorithms For Allocation Problems in Online Settings

Outstanding PhD Prelim Exam

  • Chaofan Chen
    Advisor: Cynthia Rudin
    Interpretability By Design: Developing Interpretable Machine Learning Models

Outstanding RIP Award

  • Tiancheng Liu
    Advisor: Xiaobai Sun
    Characterizing Properties and Activities on Sparse Networks

MS Project Award

  • Minwoo Kim
    Advisor: Mary Cummings
    The Impact of Skill-based Training Across Different Levels of Autonomy for Drone Inspection Tasks

TA Award

  • Anna Lowegard - CompSci 230, Discrete Math for Computer Science, with Bruce Donald
TA Award Honorable Mentions:
  • Lesia Semenova - CompSci 571, Machine Learning, with Cynthia Rudin
  • Kangning Wang - CompSci 230, Discrete Math for Computer Science, with Kamesh Munagala