SRC Grand Finalists 2006

GRADUATE CATEGORY

First Place:
Jane Tougas - Dalhousie University 
SIGCSE 2005
    Title of Submission: Toward Automatic Upgrade of Component-Based Applications

Second Place:
Kulesh Shanmugasundaram - Polytechnic University 
SIGCSE 2005
   Title of Submission: ForNet: A Distributed Forensic Network

Third Place:
Tao Xie - University of Washington at Seattle
OOPSLA 2004
  Title of Submission: Automatic Identification of Common and Special Object-Oriented Unit Tests

UNDERGRADUATE CATEGORY

First Place:
Eric Bodden - RWTH Aachen University
OOPSLA 2004
  Title of Submission: Efficient and Expressive Runtime Verification for Java

Second Place:
Spiros Xanthos - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
OOPSLA 2004
  Title of Submission: Clustering Object-Oriented Software Systems using Spectral Graph Partitioning

Third Place:
Kamil Wnuk - Harvey Mudd College
SIGCSE 2005
  Title of Submission: Dense 3D Mapping with Monocular Vision

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