Daniel Spokoyny selected for UCSB’s Chancellor’s Award for Excellence

Photo courtesy of UCSB Department of Computer Science 

CCS is delighted to announce that Daniel Spokoyny, CCS Computing student graduating in just a few weeks, will receive the UCSB Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research at the 2017 CCS Commencement.  Each year, this award is bestowed upon at least one UCSB graduating senior who stands out as an excellent researcher. This is the third consecutive year a CCS graduating senior has been selected for this prestigious award. Kuang Wei (CCS Physics) and Daniel Chu (CCS Biology) earned the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in 2016 and 2015, respectively.

Spokoyny has spent his time as an undergraduate at UCSB studying child-language acquisition, natural language processing, and machine learning under the supervision of his faculty research advisors, Professors William Wang (Computer Science) and Fermin Moscoso del Prado (Department of Linguistics).

CCS congratulates Daniel on an impressive four years and wishes him the best of luck as he begins his PhD program at the Language Technology Institute at Carnegie Mellon University this fall, supported by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.