Cornell CS Student wins prestigious Computing Research Association (CRA) Award

Cornell CS undergraduate Allegra Angus has won the prestigious Computing Research Association (CRA) Outstanding Undergraduate Award for 2002.

The CRA comprises over 190 academic computer science departments and units in related fields.

CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Awards are presented to the two students in North America who demonstrate the greatest potential as computer science researchers. Department chairs of U.S. or Canadian colleges and universities nominate up to four of their undergraduate students who are majoring in computer science, computer engineering, or a related field. The awards are open to students at any level, but preference is usually given to seniors. Recipients of the award--a cash prize of $1,000 and travel assistance for atending the award presentation--are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, community service, and significant contributions to research. Allegra will receive her award at a major research conference next year.

Allegra, whose family lives in Rochester, NY is a College of Arts and Sciences double major in computer science and mathematics. Her undergraduate research with Dexter Kozen helped develop algebraic techniques to prove the equivalence of flowchart schemes.

Allegra is also a recipient of the Intel Women in Science and Engineering Tuition Scholarship and has been on the Cornell dean's list every semester. She is also an accomplished classical musician, the Concertmaster of the Cornell Chamber Orchestra, and sings alto in the Cornell Women's Chorus.

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