SRC Grand Finalists 2009

GRADUATE CATEGORY

First Place:
Xu Liu - University of Maryland
ASSETS 2008
    Title of Submission: A Camera Phone Based Currency Reader for the Visually Impaired

Second Place:
Stratis Ioannidis  - University of Toronto
Mobicom 2008
   Title of Submission: On the Distribution of Content Updates over a Mobile Social Network

Third Place:
Ye Kyaw Thu - Waseda University
CHI 2008
  Title of Submission: Positional Prediction: Common and User Friendly Text Input Interfaces for Asian Syllabic Languages on Mobile Devices

UNDERGRADUATE CATEGORY

First Place:
Alice Zhu - Harvey Mudd College 
Grace Hopper 2008
  Title of Submission: HoverCross HoverCross - A Seamless Transition Between Drawing and Editing A Seamless Transition Between Drawing and Editing

Second Place:
Neha Singh - IIT Bombay
Grace Hopper 2008
  Title of Submission: Efficiently Handling Wildcard Queries in XML

Third Place:
Sarah M. Loos - Indiana University
Grace Hopper 2008
  Title of Submission: A Variation of Strassen's Matrix Multiplication Algorithms

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