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VERIM - ENS491/2 Graduation Project Awards 2021-2022

Sabancı University Center of Excellence in Data Analytics (VERIM) is pleased to announce the VERIM Graduation Project Awards, established to encourage participation and recognize achievements of undergraduate researchers. The awards will be given to 3 best ENS 491/2 graduation projects. The project must be related to data science (e.g. acquiring, storing, processing, understanding, and managing data) and contain an application that involves large and/or real-life data.


A financial prize will be given to the award recipients. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place groups will receive 2500 TL, 2000 TL, and 1500 TL per group, respectively. The prize will be shared equally among eligible group members. (A group member is eligible if he/she receives a letter grade of A or A- from the course ENS 492.) 


Award application guidelines:


  • The students apply for the project for this award through this Google Submission form. Only one student in a group should fill out the form. The deadline for submitting is June 17, 2022, at 23:59. Students should also ask for letters of support from their supervisor(s).


  • The supervisors are expected to provide a recommendation letter for the project groups that they would like to support through this link by June 17, 2022, 23:59. Note that the student application is mandatory and the supervisor’s letter is only for support and optional.


  • Finalists will be selected by the award committee, considering the project topic; the project's success, to be judged in terms of the approach; the project’s novelty; and the ENS492 Final Report. The collaborative and interdisciplinary nature of the project topic/group is encouraged.


  • The finalists will be announced on June 20, 2022, and will be expected to present/demonstrate their projects at a half-day, in-person demo event on June 23, 2022. Each group will do a 10-min presentation of their project, followed by questions from the jury/audience.


  • The committee will select the winners among the finalist groups based on their first-phase evaluation scores and demo performance. The award recipients will be announced at the end of the demo event. 



Key dates:

  • Application deadline: June 17,  2022, 23:59.

  • Supervisor recommendation letter deadline: June 17,  2022, 23:59.

  • Finalist announcements: June 20, 2022, on mySU.

  • Demo day and winners announcement: June 23, 2022, at the demo.