Glushko Prize - Yasmeena Khan ('22) and Robert Sparks ('22)
Congratulations to Symbolic Systems graduates Yasmeena Khan ('22) and Robert Sparks ('22), who are the recipients this year of the Symbolic Systems Program's Robert Glushko Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Research in Symbolic Systems.
Yasmeena is being recognized for her senior honors project, "College Students Aren't As Liberal As You Think: Evidence for Political Moderation in Homogenous Groups," under the supervision of Alice Siu (Center for Deliberative Democracy) and Larry Diamond (Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Hoover Institution).
Robert is being recognized for his senior honors project, "Communication as Influence - Examining Preschool-Aged Children’s Ability to Infer Knowledge from Influence," supervised by Hyowon Gweon and Aaron Chuey (Psychology).
The Robert Glushko Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Research in Symbolic Systems is 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. Prize recipients receive a certificate and a monetary award.