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Celebrating Excellence: 2024 HDSI Undergraduate Awards

  • By HDSIComm
  • June 21, 2024

As the academic year draws to a close, the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute (HDSI) at UC San Diego proudly acknowledges and celebrates the exceptional achievements of its graduating undergraduate students. These awards not only recognize academic excellence but also commend significant contributions to the Data Science community. This year’s awards are a testament to the hard work, dedication, and innovative spirit of our students.

Jeffrey L. Elman Award: Ester Tsai

The prestigious Jeffrey L. Elman Award is presented to Ester Tsai. Named in honor of Dr. Jeffrey L. Elman, co-founder of HDSI, this award recognizes Ester for her outstanding academic achievements and significant contributions to the UCSD Data Science community. Dr. Elman’s legacy of innovative research and generosity continues to inspire, and Ester’s accomplishments embody his spirit and dedication.

Jeffrey B. Remmel Award: Weiyue Li

Weiyue Li is the recipient of the Jeffrey B. Remmel Award, named after Dr. Jeffrey B. Remmel, a pivotal figure in the formation of the Data Science major and minor at UCSD. Weiyue is honored for her exceptional academic performance and impactful service as a course tutor. Her efforts have significantly enhanced student success and engagement in the courses she tutored, reflecting Dr. Remmel’s commitment to education and student support.

Data Science Scholar Awards

The Data Science Scholar Awards celebrate students with a top 25 cumulative GPA in the Data Science department. These students are recognized for their academic excellence and positive contributions to the Data Science community. This year’s recipients are:

  • Zelong Wang
  • Jieqi Liu
  • Evelyn Yee
Community Awards

The Community Awards are presented to students who have made the most positive contributions to the Data Science community at UCSD. This award is open to non-majors and minors and is determined based on feedback from both students and faculty. The 2024 Community Award recipients are:

  • Cassidy Lu
  • Harshita Saha
  • Oren Ciolli
  • Carlos Monterosa
Outstanding Tutor Awards

The Outstanding Tutor Awards recognize students whose tutoring has significantly enhanced the academic experience at HDSI. Their dedication to helping peers succeed is invaluable. This year’s outstanding tutors are:

  • Ben Chen
  • Muchan Li
  • Diego Zavalza

Congratulations to all the award recipients! Their achievements are a source of pride for the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute and the broader UC San Diego community. These awards highlight the exceptional talent and dedication within our student body, and we anticipate continued contributions and successes from these outstanding individuals in the future.