SRC Grand Finalists 2011


First Place:
Swapnil Patil - Carnegie Mellon 
SC 2010
    Title of Submission: Scale and Concurrency of GIGA+:  File System Directories with Millions of Files

Second Place:
Nurcan Durak  - University of Louisville
Grace Hopper 2010
   Title of Submission: Principal Contour Extraction and Contour Classification to Detect Coronal Loops from the Solar Images

Third Place:
Xiangyu Dong - Penn State University
DAC 2010
  Title of Submission: Modeling and Leveraging Emerging Non-Volatile Memories for Future Computer Designs


First Place:
Peter Calvert - University of Cambridge, UK
PACT 2010
  Title of Submission: Offloading Java to Graphics Processors

Second Place:
Tsung-Wei Huang - National Cheng Kung University
DAC 2010
  Title of Submission: Droplet Routing Algorithms for Digital Microfluidic Biochips

Third Place:
Timothy Walsh - University of Delaware
  Title of Submission: Utterance-Based Systems: Organization and Design of AAC Interfaces

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