ACM SRC Grand Finals Candidates, 2007 - 2008

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT WINNERS

Michael Eagle - University of North Carolina - Charlotte ​
TAPIA '07 
First Place 
    Title of Submission: Wu's Castle: Teaching For Loops and Arrays Using Games

Jerry Backer - City University of New York
TAPIA '07 
Second Place 
    Title of Submission: The Effect of Memory Bandwidth on Processor Performance

Anthony Collins - University of Sydney​
CHI 2007 Winners
Second Place 
    Title of Submission: Exploring Tabletop File System Interaction

Neha Singh
HOPPER '07
First Place 
    Title of Submission: Efficiently Handling Wildcard Queries in XML

Tal Rusak - Cornell University​
SIGCSE '08 
First Place 
    Title of Submission: Accurate, Scalable Simulation of Tiny OS Sensor Networks using Physically-Based Signal Power Models

Matei Zaharia
STOC '07
First Place 
    Title of Submission: Fast and Optimal Scheduling over Multiple Network Interfaces

GRADUATE STUDENT WINNERS

Wendy Moncur Universities of Aberdeen & Dundee​
CHI '07 
First Place 
    Title of Submission: Providing Affective Information to Family and Friends Based on Social Networks

Eric Lee RWTH Aachen University
CHI '07
Third Place 
    Title of Submission: Towards a Quantitative Analysis of Audio Scrolling Interfaces

Junqing Sun University of Tennessee, Knoxville
SC '07
First Place 
    Title of Submission: Obtaining High Performance via Lower-Precision FPGA Floating Point Units

Alexandru Iosup - Delft University of Technology​
SC '07
Third Place 
    Title of Submission: GrenchMark: A Framework for Testing Large-Scale Distributed Computing Systems

Emerson Murphy-Hill 
OOPSLA'07 
Third Place 
    Title of Submission: Activating Refactorings Faster

Darren Lunn
ASSETS '07
Second Place 
    Title of Submission: SADIe: Exposing Implicit Information to Improve Accessibility

Tao Cui California Institute of Technology​
TAPIA '07
Second Place 
    Title of Submission: Opportunistic Source Coding for Data Gathering in Wireless Sensor Networks

Himabindu Pucha Purdue University​
HOPPER '07
First Place 
    Title of Submission: Exploiting Similarity for Multi-Source Downloads Using File Handprints

Wanmin Wu - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign​
HOPPER '07
Second Place 
    Title of Submission:  Towards Multi-Site Collaboration in Tele-ImmersiveEnvironments

Amrita Pati 
HOPPER '07
Third Place 
    Title of Submission: Genomic Signatures from DNA Word Graphs

Joy Kamunyori - University of Virginia​
TAPIA '07
First Place 
    Title of Submission: Handling Self-Modifying Code Using Software Dynamic Translation

Wei Yu
SIGCSE '08 
    Title of Submission: DSSS-Based Flow Marking Technique for Invisible Traceback

Lakshminarayanan Renganarayana - Colorado State University​
PLDI '07
First Place 
    Title of Submission: A Unified Framework for Optimal Tile Size Selection

David Lo - National University of Singapore​
PLDI '07
Second Place 
    Title of Submission: A Sound and Complete Specification Miner

Ramakrishna Gummadi University of Southern California​
PLDI '07
Third Place 
    Title of Submission: Global Atomicity Guarantees for Sensor Networks

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