uLab team wins prize for publication on artificial intelligence

Linda Akagi and Samuel Sennott

COE-led cross-campus team wins inaugural award and prize for publication on artificial intelligence by Jillian Daley

The College of Education’s (COE) Sam Sennott, a professor, and Linda Akagi, a research assistant, were among a four-person, cross-campus collaborative team who landed the inaugural Katharine G. Butler Trailblazer Award earlier this month.

The Topics in Language Disorders co-editors, editorial board and publisher informed Sennott on August 4 of the award and $1,000 prize for AAC and Artificial Intelligence (AI), the team’s article about artificial intelligence and alternative communication. Sennott and Akagi share the award with colleagues Mary Lee and Anthony Rhodes. Lee died earlier this year, but her team is celebrating the fact that before she passed away, she contributed significantly to a ground-breaking publication and won an award named after a giant in the speech-language field. 

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