SRC Grand Finalists 2015

GRADUATE CATEGORY

First Place:
Lu Xiao - Drexel University
FSE 2014
    Title of Submission: Detecting and Preventing the Architectural Roots of Bugs

Second Place:
Shupeng Sun  - Carnegie Mellon University
ICCAD 2014
   Title of Submission: Fast Statistical Analysis of Rare Circuit Failure Events in High-Dimensional Variation Space

Third Place:
Omid Abara - MIT
MobiCom 2014 
    Title of Submission: Clock Synchronization for Distributed Wireless Protocols at the Physical Layer

UNDERGRADUATE CATEGORY

First Place:
Thomas Effland - University of Buffalo
SIGCSE - 2014
    Title of Submission: Focused Retrieval of University Course Descriptions from Highly Variable Sources

Second Place:
Mitchell Gordon - University of Rochester
ASSETS - 2014
    Title of Submission: Web Accessibility Evaluation with the Crowd

Third Place:
Shannon N. Lubetich - Pomona College 
Grace Hopper - 2014
    Title of Submission: Eve Eat Dust Mop: Measuring Syntactic Development in Child Language with Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning

ACM Case Studies

Written by leading domain experts for software engineers, ACM Case Studies provide an in-depth look at how software teams overcome specific challenges by implementing new technologies, adopting new practices, or a combination of both. Often through first-hand accounts, these pieces explore what the challenges were, the tools and techniques that were used to combat them, and the solution that was achieved.

The DevOps Phenomenon

ACM Queue’s “Research for Practice” consistently serves up expert-curated guides to the best of computing research, and relates these breakthroughs to the challenges that software engineers face every day. This installment of RfP is by Anna Wiedemann, Nicole Forsgren, Manuel Wiesche, Heiko Gewald, and Helmut Krcmar. Titled “The DevOps Phenomenon,” this RfP gives an overview of stories from across the industry about software organizations overcoming the early hurdles of adopting DevOps practices, and coming out on the other side with tighter integration between their software and operations teams, faster delivery times for new software features, and achieving a higher level of stability.