Welcome to the ACM Student Research Competition!

The ACM Student Research Competition has received generous sponsorship of $120,000 per competition year from Microsoft Research since 2003.

The ACM Student Research Competition is an internationally recognized venue enabling undergraduate and graduate students to:
Experience the research world – for many undergraduates this is a first!
Share research results and exchange ideas with other students, judges, and conference attendees
Rub shoulders with academic and industry luminaries
Understand the practical applications of their research
Perfect their communication skills
Receive prizes and gain recognition from ACM and the greater computing community

“…The SRC was a unique experience for me, where I could share my idea and get feedback from a wide range of audiences. It was very exciting, and all the valuable advice and questions I received helped me to improve my work. ”

Eisung Sohn, Yonsei University
Siggraph 2012 SRC
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SRC comes to Microsoft Research in Silicon Valley, connects local students with research organizations. To read the blog post from Microsoft Research on the first ACM-SRC University competition please click here

The Winners of the 2013 Student Research Competition Grand Finals are listed below:


First Place: Heather Underwood, University of Colorado, Boulder, CHI 2012
Second Place: Tiffany Inglis,University of Waterloo, Siggraph 2012
Third Place: Jeyavijayan Rajendran, NYU Poly, DAC 2012


First Place: Zack Coker, Auburn University, SPLASH 2012
Second Place: Olivier Savary-Belanger, McGill University, ICFP 2012
Third Place: Mairin Chesney, Michigan State University, Grace Hopper 2012

View All Submissions to the 2013 SRC Grand Finals

All Grand Final Winners will be invited to attend the ACM Awards Banquet in San Francisco, CA on June 21st, 2014
To obtain and print a copy of the ACM SRC flyer please click here

Please click here to view upcoming SRCs