SRC Grand Finalists 2013

GRADUATE CATEGORY

First Place:
Heather Underwood - University of Colorado, Boulder
CHI 2012
    Title of Submission: PartoPen: Enhancing the Partograph with Digital Pen Technology

Second Place:
Tiffany Inglis  - University of Waterloo
SIGGRAPH 2012
   Title of Submission: Pixelating Vector Line Art

Third Place:
Jevavijayan Rajendran - NYU Poly 
DAC 2012
  Title of Submission: Empowering Hardware Security using IC Testing Principles

UNDERGRADUATE CATEGORY

First Place:
Zack Coker - Auburn University
SPLASH 2012
  Title of Submission: Program Transformations to Fix C Integers

Second Place:
Olivier Savary-Belanger - McGill University
ICFP 2012
  Title of Submission: Beluga Surfacing with Flair, A case study of programming certified code transformations in BELUGA

Third Place:
Mairin C. Chesney - Michigan University
Grace Hopper 2012
    Title of Submission: Does Coevolution between Digital Parasites and Hosts Promote Sexual Recombination in Evolutionary Computation?

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