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

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