Eytan Adar, a senior in EECS has been selected as the second recipient of the Anna Pogosyants UROP Award. He won the award for his work on Haystack, a personal information repository (URL http://www.ai.mit.edu/projects/haystack). Eytan's work was supervised by Prof. Karger, Laboratory for Computer Science and Prof. Stein, Laboratory for Computer Science and Artifical Intelligence Laboratory.
This prize was established in 1996 in memory of Anna Pogosyants, a computer science PhD student who was killed in a car accident in December, 1995. The funds for the award are from private donations made from Anna's friends, colleagues, and family.
Original Announcement of the Award:
Starting in February, 1996, an undergraduate student working at 545 Technology Square will be designated each semester as the ``Anya Pogosyants UROP Student''. This student will be someone who is currently carrying out a UROP project somewhere in LCS or the AI Lab, and who has already carried out at least one previous UROP project. The student will receive an award of $500, in addition to his or her regular salary. No student will be allowed to hold the position for more than one semester.
The award-winner will be selected each semester by a committee, initially consisting of Steve Garland, Nancy Lynch, Michael Dertouzos, Randy Davis and Debby Shoap. The basis of selection will be letters of recommendation describing the accomplishments of the previous UROP project. The area of research is not constrained -- selection will be based on quality of work. The award will be funded by contributions from Anya's friends and colleagues. If you wish to contribute (no amount is too small), please send to:
32 Vassar Street Cambridge, MA 02139
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