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Department Awards

Each year the Department of Computer Science nominates students, faculty, and staff who have gone above and beyond to make our community better. We honor and recognize the following people who have worked tirelessly towards excellence in computer science mentoring, teaching, and service. 

2020 – 2021 Awards

Student Hero

Awarded for student leadership and service to the CS community. Nominated by any member of the department.

Olivia Gallagher
Kevin Mendoza Tudares

PhD Student Research Award

Awarded for outstanding student research by a PhD Student. Nominated by faculty.

Maitraye Dasr
Yiding Feng
Lukas Lazarek
Chenkai Weng

Outstanding Peer Mentor

Awarded for outstanding student mentorship in the CS community. Nominated by any member of the department.

Aaron Nelson (Spring quarter)
Linus Okoth (Spring quarter)
Chris Song (Spring quarter)
Li Kang Tan (Spring quarter)
Peter Zhong (Spring quarter)
Ben Fisk (Winter quarter)
Olivia Gallagher (Winter quarter)
Liam O'Carroll (Winter quarter)
Rafael Rodriguez (Winter quarter)
Spencer Colton (Fall quarter)

Outstanding Teaching Assistant

Awarded for outstanding teaching assistantship in the CS community. Nominated by any member of the department.

>Rawan Alharbi (Spring quarter)
Yash Patel (Winter quarter)
Natalie Melo (Fall quarter)

Instructor of the Year

Awarded for excellence in teaching instruction. Nominated by students.

Kate Compton
Jesse Tov

Faculty Service Award

Awarded for high levels of internal service to the department. Nominated by faculty and staff.

Sara Sood

Best Research Mentor

Peter Dinda
Aravindan Vijayaraghavan

Staff Hero

Awarded for high levels of leadership and internal service to the department. Nominated by faculty and the CS business administrator.

Julia Blend
Iliana Vargas

 

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2019 – 2020

Student Hero

Anna Deng
Alayna Richmond

Outstanding Peer Mentor

Charlotte Jones (Spring quarter)
Anna Deng (Winter quarter)
Daniel Birnbaum (Fall quarter)

Outstanding Teaching Assistant

Florian Schiffers (Spring quarter)
Kaiyu Hou (Winter quarter)
Lief Rasmussen (Fall quarter)  

Instructor of the Year

Steve Tarzia
Sarah Van Wart  

Faculty Service Award

Robby Findler
Jennie Rogers 
 

Best Research Mentor

Marcelo Worsley 

Staff Hero

Melissa Duong