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Barwise Award: Stephanie Niu ('19) and Darian Martos ('19)

Congratulations to Symbolic Systems graduates Stephanie Niu ('19, M.S. Computer Science '20) and Darian Martos ('19), who are each recipients this year of the Symbolic Systems Program's Barwise Award.

Stephanie is being recognized for her…

Jñani Crawford ('20)

Firestone Medal: Jñani Crawford ('20)

Congratulations to Jñani Crawford (Class of 2020) for being awarded a 

Director Michael Frank helps the world analyze how children acquire language differently—and just how much they have in common.

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"Quid Pro Quo" Wins Symbol of the Year Vote for 2019

STANFORD, CA, FEB. 3, 2020 - Affiliates of the Symbolic Systems Program at Stanford University have chosen the phrase "quid…

Michael Frank

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has recognized Michael Frank with a 2020 Troland Research Award for early language learning research. 

Anat is currently studying history with a minor in symbolic systems, a special Stanford major that combines linguistics and technology. She is currently writing an honors thesis about Labor Zionism and the kibbutz.

Reserach participant in augmented reality experiment

Stanford scholar Jeremy Bailenson and other researchers found that people’s interactions with a virtual person in augmented reality, or AR, influenced how they behaved and acted in the physical world.

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Stanford’s Symbolic Systems Program (SymSys) is “a prototype for what a 21st-century liberal arts education ought to be,” according to program director Kenneth Taylor.

Nadav Lidor, who graduated from Stanford last year with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and symbolic systems, has been named a 2017 Rhodes Scholar.