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The Symbolic Systems Program celebrates our Associate Director Dr. Todd Davies’ 30th anniversary as a staff member at Stanford. Todd received his PhD in the Stanford Psychology Department and – after a brief time away from the Farm – has been part of the SymSys program ever since.
A linguist and computer scientist explores how AI is expanding from capturing individual words and sentences to modeling the social nature of language.
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 persistence and dedicated work in creating the Voices of SymSys podcast series, as well as her
Director Michael Frank helps the world analyze how children acquire language differently—and just how much they have in common.
STANFORD, CA, FEB. 3, 2020 - Affiliates of the Symbolic Systems Program at Stanford University have chosen the phrase "quid pro quo" as the Symbol of the Year from 2019, in their eighth annual vote for notable symbols.
The winning symbol was nominated by Parke Bostrom (B.S., 1997), who
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.