Virtual Graduation Celebration 2021

Join the HDSI faculty, staff, students, alumni and industry partners in celebrating the graduating class of 2021 through our 2nd annual virtual celebration!

2021 Data Science Student Awards

StudentAwardDescription of Award
Darren LiuJeffrey B. Remmel Award for Academic ExcellenceIn honor of Dr. Jeffrey B. Remmel, who played a critical role in the formation of the Data Science major and minor, and whose passion for teaching led him to serve as the founding director of the Science and Math Teacher Initiative (CalTeach), this is awarded to the graduating student who has achieved academic success and who has served as a course tutor with notable impact on student success in the course(s) in which they served as a tutor.
Parker AddisonJeffrey L. Elman Award for Academic ExcellenceIn honor of the Halicioglu Data Science Institute's co-founder, Dr. Jeffrey L. Elman, whose innovative research, generosity and spirit significantly shaped UC San Diego and the Halicioglu Data Science Institute, this is awarded to the graduating student who has achieved academic success and who has positively contributed to the Data Science community at UC San Diego.
Siddharth SahaHalıcıoğlu Data Science Institute Scholar AwardStudents selected for this award have achieved a top 25 cumulative GPA in the Data Science department and have also been recognized by department faculty for both their academic achievement and positive contributions to the Data Science community at UC San Diego.
Nicole LeeHalıcıoğlu Data Science Institute Scholar AwardStudents selected for this award have achieved a top 25 cumulative GPA in the Data Science department and have also been recognized by department faculty for both their academic achievement and positive contributions to the Data Science community at UC San Diego.
Daniel LeeHalıcıoğlu Data Science Institute Scholar AwardStudents selected for this award have achieved a top 25 cumulative GPA in the Data Science department and have also been recognized by department faculty for both their academic achievement and positive contributions to the Data Science community at UC San Diego.
Saroop SamraHalıcıoğlu Data Science Institute Scholar AwardStudents selected for this award have achieved a top 25 cumulative GPA in the Data Science department and have also been recognized by department faculty for both their academic achievement and positive contributions to the Data Science community at UC San Diego.
Arely VasquezHalıcıoğlu Data Science Institute Leadership AwardAwarded to the graduating Data Science student whose leadership and involvement has positively impacted the Data Science community at UC San Diego.
Yijian ZongHalıcıoğlu Data Science Institute Trailblazer AwardAwarded to student(s) whose coursework, research, and/or extracurricular experience demonstrates the diverse applications of Data Science and bridges distinct academic communities (Data Science/Art, Data Science/Humanities, etc).
Devanshu DesaiHalıcıoğlu Data Science Institute Peer Recognition AwardThe "Data Science Peer Recognition Award" is awarded to a graduating Data Science student who has been recognized by their peers as having had a significant and positive impact on their Data Science experience through their commitment to teamwork, community building, and overall peer support.
Advitya GemawatHalıcıoğlu Data Science Institute Peer Recognition AwardThe "Data Science Peer Recognition Award" is awarded to a graduating Data Science student who has been recognized by their peers as having had a significant and positive impact on their Data Science experience through their commitment to teamwork, community building, and overall peer support.

 

Featuring Student Speaker Parker Addison, Data Science Class of 2021

Parker Addison began his college career during the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute’s inaugural quarter, where he became well-known for asking lots of questions, being an avid listener, and seeking out opportunities to involve himself with all aspects of the emerging program.  While attending, Parker was awarded an HDSI Undergraduate Scholarship, tutored for many courses, mentored at the first Datathon, co-authored a new introductory data science textbook, and helped establish the Student Representative program. He delights in helping others and proudly contributes to the development of the data science community at UC San Diego wherever possible.  Post graduation, Parker will work at Deloitte where he aims to be a positive force in fostering global benefit from the use of data science. He plans to stay in close touch with HDSI.