Barwise Award: Millie Lin ('22) and Tiffany Liu ('22)

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Congratulations to Symbolic Systems graduates Millie Lin ('22) and Tiffany Liu ('22), who are each recipients this year of the Symbolic Systems Program's Barwise Award.

Millie is being recognized for her active, four-year involvement with the SymSys Students Society and her service as an Advising Fellow, over the courses of which she organized and promoted many of the Society's and our Program's activities and brought students and faculty into regular contact with each other.

Tiffany is being recognized for her distinguished service as an Advising Fellow, which has involved taking the lead in organizing two of the Program's biggest events of 2021-22: the inaugural Post-SymSys Conversation and the 2022 Distinguished Speaker Lecture.

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Millie Lin
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Tiffany Liu

About the Award:

The K. Jon Barwise Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Symbolic Systems Program was inaugurated in 2001, in honor of the late Kenneth Jon Barwise, Professor in the Department of Philosophy, who served as the first faculty director of Symbolic Systems and a member of the program's founding committee. Jon's untimely death from cancer in 2000 saddened all who knew him. He was an influential logician, mathematician, and philosopher, who came to Stanford in 1983 to co-found the Center for the Study of Language and Information, the research laboratory that spawned the Symbolic Systems Program and to which we maintain close ties to this day. Jon was only on our faculty for seven years, leaving in 1990 to teach at Indiana University, where he co-founded what is now the Cogntive Science Program there. During his time at Stanford, in addition to leading Symbolic Systems from 1986 through '89, Professor Barwise co-wrote (with John Etchemendy) the textbook Language, Proof, and Logic, and he gave our program its name: "Symbolic Systems".

Past recipients (and the years in which they received the Barwise Award) have been:

Neville Sanjana (2001)
Luke Swartz (2003)
Heesoo Kim and Brendan O'Connor (2005)
Mike Krieger (2008
Anna Schapiro and Mike Mintz (2009)
Clayton Mellina (2012)
Erik Brockbank (2014)
Sydney Maples and Todor Markov (2017
Lucy Li and Stephanie Zhang (2018)
Hope Schroeder (2019)
Stephanie Niu and Darian Martos (2020)
Khuyen Lie (2021)

Congratulations again to Millie and Tiffany!