Glushko Prize - Khuyen Le ('21) and Dhara Yu ('21)
Congratulations to Symbolic Systems graduates Khuyen Le ('21) and Dhara Yu ('21), who are the recipients this year of the Symbolic Systems Program's Robert Glushko Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Research in Symbolic Systems.
Khuyen is being recognized for her senior honors project, "Is It Language or Is It Culture? Re-examining Cross-Cultural Similarity Judgements Using Lexical Co-occurrence," under the supervision of Mike Frank and Alex Carstensen (Psychology).
Dhara is being recognized for her senior honors project, "Toward Few-Shot Response Generation for Conversational Agents," supervised by Monica Lam (Computer Science) and Chris Potts (Linguistics).
The Glushko Prize is a new award that is being inaugurated this year, funded by a generous gift from Robert J. Glushko ('74, Psychology). Dr. Glushko is Adjunct Professor of Cognitive Science at the University of California Berkeley and an honorary member of the Cognitive Science Society. He received his Ph.D. in Cognitive Science in 1979 at the University of California San Diego, where his dissertation advisor was the late David Rumelhart -- who served as Professor of Psychology at Stanford (and later Professor Emeritus) from 1987 until his death in 2011.