Congratulations to Cisco’s second annual Data Science Award Winners and Finalists!
We received over 100 inspiring submissions in 5 categories from teams representing 600+ Cisco employees. We looked at submissions across five categories: Product or Service Innovation, Benefitting Humanity, Customer Experience, Cost Reduction, and Revenue Increase. Narrowing the field down to the best-of-the-best data science solutions was difficult, but now, we are ready to reveal the winners and runners-up for 2020.
This was our first year presenting the Data Science Awards entirely virtually. We had the pleasure of welcoming the founder of deeplearning.ai, Dr. Andrew Ng, who not only sat down with us and shared his perspectives and expertise on artificial intelligence, but he announced the winners in this year’s competition!
Thank you, Judges!
First, we would like to give our special thanks to all our Judges who donated their valuable time and expertise to help us select this year’s winners.
…And the Winners Are….
In the category of Product or Service Innovation, the members of the winning team are: Hoang Nguyen, Karthik Ravindran, Loc Bui, Rajiv Kulkarni, Reza Eghbali, Satya Obellaneni, Thanh Ngo, Xiaofei Guo, and Xin Liu
In the category of Benefitting Humanity, the members of the winning team are: Annie Ying, Artemio Rimando, Jennifer Redmon, Raphael Tissot, Riley Hun, and Shima Gerani. You can read more about their work on suicide prevention by Executive Sponsor, Shanthi Iyer: “Reportingonsuicide.cisco.com is live!”
In the category of Customer Experience, the members of the winning team are: Aarthi Janakiraman, Anil Daniel, Atri Basu, Austin Ray, Chakradharreddy Peddireddy (contractor), Cheick Berthe, Chis Phillips, Gene Janes, Heather Tomlin (contractor), Hemand Mohan, Iban Ariza, Koree Mires, Marc Holloman, Michelle Heath (contractor), Mohammed Haneef Anwar (contractor), Munkhdul Tumurbaatar, Mustafa Kadioglu, Narendra Jarjapu (contractor), Naveed Ahammad (contractor), Salim Jujara, Saranya HV, Sathya Chinnalagu, Scott Lawrence, Sharabhavva Vastrad, Shashwat Kare (contractor), Sourav Banerjee, Sujata Mane (contractor), Tim Hart (contractor, Ullie Versavel, Vidhi Mujumdar, and Vamshidhar Pandrapagada.
In the category of Cost Reduction, the members of the winning team are: Aditya Sinha, Aiswarya Anand Sobhana, Goutham Mannava, Raghul Prasanth Elango, Sambarta Mukherjee, Shubhashri Annathur Govindarajan, and Vaishnavi Konnoju.
In the category of Revenue Increase, the members of the winning team are: Ana Marquez, Arkaprabho Ghosh, Daniel Griffin, Doan Thai and Team, Sandeep Agarwal, and Vik Chaudhry.
And congratulations to all of the finalists:
Aayush Dixit, Ajoy Agrawal, Ahmad Fattahi, Amit Bhardwaj, Ana Marquez, Andrico Spates, Archana Singh, Arun Arunachalam, Aryaveer Sharma (contractor), Ashish Bhayana (contractor), Ayush Chordia, Basem Nayfeh, Benjamin Rigole, Beverly Scruggs, Blake Macurdy, Bob Matteo (contractor), Brad Moore, Charanraj Thimmisetty, Cheick Berthe, Chintan Gajjar, Christopher M. Myers, Corey Sykes, Crystal Wright, Daniel Griffin, Dave Wang, David Freitas, David Meyer, David White, David Wiener, Dejan Puhar, Elizabeth Hutton, Elton Grochoski Vieira, Emily Counts, Evan Pease, Franck Bachet ,Girish Babu, Frank Conrad, Gaurav Khanna, Girish Babu, Gonzalo Salgueiro, Guhan Vaithialingam, Halvor Garaas, Hangi Zhu, Hariram Kumar, Hemand Mohan, Henry Bishop, Hossein Moosavi Kooshki, Huy Nguyen (contractor), James Mendes, Jamuna Ranganathan, Jenna Rotach, Jingzhao Ou, John Hayduk, John Lagonigro, Jordan Milushev, Juan Hernandez Beruben, Julia Krickl, Kareem Nassar, Kiera Epps (contractor), Konstantin Kolokolov, Krishna Selvaraju, Kumaran Ponnambalam, Lakshmi Priya Vadlamudi, Lindsay Marshall, Love Kumar Allaparthi, Madhur Chopra, Madi Brumbaugh, Madison Beard, Mary Williams, Matt Ceravolo, Matthew Brainard, Mayada Abdelrahman, Mike Claes, Mohamed Hariri Nokob, Molly Venkataramana, Muhammad Javaid, Naga SS, Naman Chaturvedi, Navina Matthew, Neale Rowe, Neelofarheen Shaik (contractor), Omar el-Sadany, Pablo Biscayart (contractor), Paul Anholt, Paul Sherrill, Peter Hummer, Puneet Shrivastava, Rahul Mathur, Rahul Ostwal, Rishav Jalan, Roger Perry, Sai Dantu, Sai Nikhil Kapavarapu (contractor), Salim Jujara, Sampreetha Kamath (contractor), Santanu Das, Saranya HV, Sathya Chinnalagu, Scott Lawrence, Scott Zelenka, Sean Beierly, Selina Heimlich, Shane Kirby, Shari Marshall, Sourav Banerjee, Sri Srikanth, Stacey Logue, Stephen Qi, Steve Heubusch (contractor), Sudarshan Dange, Sumit Parimoo, Surya Nooka (contractor), Sylvain Le Groux, Ullie Versavel, Vamshidhar Pandrapagada, Venkatesh Musuvathi Ravindran, Waseem Ahmed, and Yasmine Alyousfi.