Professor Stephen Kobourov: Inaugural Recipient of the Distinguished Student Mentoring Award

Sept. 14, 2021

This year, Dean Garzione established a new award category to recognize faculty who have excelled in mentoring students. We are proud to announce the first recipient of the Distinguished Student Mentoring Award, Professor Stephen Kobourov in the Department of Computer Science. “Probably the best attribute of Stephen’s advising is outcomes.  Stephen is regularly placing our undergraduates in top-10 PhD programs. For example, Ben Jacbosen, this year’s recipient of the College of Science Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award, is attending Wisconsin’s PhD program this Fall. Other students have attended Berkeley, Stanford, Harvard, Washington, and Cambridge. In addition, Stephen’s previous undergraduate who won the College-level award is Daniel Fried, who is graduating from Berkeley with his PhD this summer and will be an assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon. In summary, Stephen has an uncanny ability to take undergraduates and transform them from the classroom to the research lab in incredibly short order.” (David Lowenthal, PhD, Professor and Interim Department Head, Computer Science)