Jacques Cohen Award Winners

Ruth Rosenblum
Ruth Rosenblum
2022

Ruth Rosenblum graduated with a Bachelor of Science Summa Cum Laude in Computer Science, Linguistics, and Mathematics. Within computer science, she was especially interested in and passionate about computational linguistics and natural language processing. Ruth will be staying at Brandeis next year to get her Master's in Computational Linguistics. Throughout the last four years, she's been a TA for several different computer science and linguistics courses, wrote her senior thesis on Video-to-Video Sign Language Translation with Prof. Antonella Di Lillo, and has also been working on a research project in the linguistics department with Prof. Sophia Malamud since her first year at Brandeis. 

August Soderberg
August Soderberg
2022

August Soderberg '22, graduated with a Bachelor of Science Summa Cum Laude in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. Between being a TA for various computer science classes, August contributed to the Campus Rover Project under the Autonomous Robotics Lab with advice from Pito Salas. Additionally, he wrote his undergraduate thesis, Efficient Dispatching of Autonomous Cargo Vehicles, advised by Pito Salas before graduating and beginning a position at Parallel Systems working on autonomous rail vehicles. 

Feng Chen
Feng Chen
2021

Feng Chen '21, graduated with a Bachelor of Science Cum Laude in Computer Science and Biochemistry. Feng did research under the Computer Science Department for three terms with Professor Hongfu Liu and Professor Pengyu Hong. His research about SARS-CoV-2 virus-host interaction was published on Cell Patterns.

Hangyu Du
Hangyu Du
2021

Hangyu Du '21, graduated with a Bachelor of Science Magna Cum Laude in Computer Science and Economics. Enthusiastic about machine learning and its applications to real-world problems, he conducted an ML research project and an application-oriented ML side project during his time at Brandeis. The research project was about using network science to reveal virus-host interactions under the guidance of Prof. Hongfu Liu and Prof. Pengyu Hong. This work was published on Cell, Patterns Volume 2 Issue 5. The side project was about mining multi-modal data to build a standard pipeline for quick disaster response, which ended up as an open-source project.

Sam Stern
Sam Stern
2020

Sam Stern '20, graduated with a Bachelor of Science Summa Cum Laude with highest honors in Computer Science. He  was a teaching assistant for the Computer Science department for more than two years. In addition, he worked as a 'Guru' for the computer science department's system operations group. Sam was also the technical director for WBRS 100.1FM, the campus radio station.