On Wednesday, April 23, the Department of Computer Sciences held its annual Computer Sciences Majors and Awards Lunch at Varsity Hall in Union South. Honorees were as follows:
DeWitt Undergraduate Scholarship: Xiang Zhi Tan
Summer RAships: Rex Fernando, Steven Johnson, Xiang Zhi Tan
Service Award: WACM (ACM's Women in Computing)
Graduate Student Instructor Award: Aaron Gember
Landweber NCR Graduate Fellowship in Distributed Systems: Wenfei Wu
Klug NCR Graduate Fellowship in Database Systems: Yinan Li (for a second year)
Rosner Award for Excellence in Teaching: Professor Paul Barford
Graduate Research Award: Aditya Thakur, Balasubramanian Sivan (shared)
Additionally, SACM (Wisconsin’s student chapter of ACM) presented its Student Choice Professor of the Year Award (also known as the “cow award"), which is based on student votes and recognizes excellence in classroom teaching. This year’s honor was shared between Professor Jeff Naughton and Professor Jignesh Patel.
Congratulations to all for their hard work and accomplishments!