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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Student Research recognized at ACM Awards Banquet. To read the blog post from Microsoft Research Connections please click here

The Winners of the 2015 Student Research Competition Grand Finals are listed below:


First Place: Lu Xiao, Drexel University, FSE 2014
Second Place: Shupeng Sun, Carnegie Mellon University , ICCAD 2014
Third Place: Omid Abari, MIT, MobiCom 2014


First Place: Thomas Effland, SUNY, University of Buffalo, SIGCSE 2015
Second Place: Mitchell Gordon, University of Rochester, ASSETS 2014
Third Place: Shannon Lubetich, Pomona College, GRACE HOPPER 2014

View All Submissions to the 2015 SRC Grand Finals

All Grand Final Winners will be invited to attend the ACM Awards Banquet in San Francisco, CA on June 11th, 2016
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Please click here to view upcoming SRCs