Chris Miller ‘20 Wins Kemeny Computing Prize

June 28, 2019

Chris Miller '20
Chris Miller ‘20

Chris Miller ‘20 has won the John G. Kemeny Computing Prize, awarded annually for innovative computing projects by Dartmouth undergraduates. Chris won for his “Group Assignment Tool” created as part of a research project with engineering professor Petra Bonfert-Taylor.

The tool is designed to help instructors form “ideal” (effective, diverse, well-functioning) teams of students in their project-based classes. Evidence suggests that intentionally diverse teams outperform by far teams chosen either at random or based on friendships. The Group Assignment Tool is easy to use and could have a significant impact in all academic disciplines.

“I'm excited by Chris' tool which is currently being integrated into Canvas through a collaboration with the DALI Lab and a team from ITC [Information, Technology and Consulting],” said Professor Bonfert-Taylor.