Winners, SRC 2020 - 2021

SPLASH 2020 Winners
GRADUATE CATEGORY
First Place:

Raphael Mosaner -    Johannes Kepler University, Linz
   Title of Submission:   Machine Learning to Ease Understanding of Data Driven Compiler Optimizations

Second Place:

Vitaly Romanov -   Innopolis University
    Title of Submission: Evaluating Importance of Edge Types when Using Graph Neural Network for Predicting Return Types of Python Functions

 

UNDERGRADUATE CATEGORY
First Place:

Mona Zhang -   Columbia University
   Title of Submission:  Design and Implementation of a Gradual Verifier

Second Place:

Aidan Z.H. Yang -   Queen's University
  Title of Submission: SOAR: Synthesis for Open-Source API Refactoring

Third Place:

Sophia Kolak -   Columbia University
  Title of Submission: Detecting Performance Patterns with Deep Learning

 

ESEC/FSE2020 Winners
GRADUATE CATEGORY
First Place:

Zamira Kholmatova -    Innopolis Univerisity
   Title of Submission:   Impact of Programming Languages on Energy Consumption for Mobile Devices

Second Place:

Yuchi Tian -   Columbia University
    Title of Submission: Repairing Confusion and Bias Errors for DNN based Image Classifiers

 

UNDERGRADUATE CATEGORY
First Place:

Rozaliya Amirova -   Innopolis University
   Title of Submission:  Attention Tracking for Developers - Research Abstract

Second Place:

Joshua Gisi -   North Dakota State University
  Title of Submission: DSynthesizing Correct Code for Machine Learning Programs

Third Place:

Dragos Strugar -   Innopolis University
  Title of Submission: Recommender systems: metric suggestion mechanisms applied to adaptable software dashboards

 

SIGSPATIAL 2020 Winners
GRADUATE CATEGORY
First Place:

Nikita Saxena -    Birla Institute of Technology and Science
   Title of Submission:   Efficient Downscaling of Satellite Oceanographic Data With Convolutional Neural Networks

Second Place:

Jiawei Jiang -   National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
    Title of Submission: Detecting Vehicle Illegal-Parking Events Using Spatial-Temporal Features

Third Place:

Aya Othman -   Alexandria University
    Title of Submission: Deep Learning-based Floor Prediction Using Cell Network Information

 

ICCAD 2020 Winners
GRADUATE CATEGORY
First Place:

Jiaqi Gu -    University of Texas at Austin
   Title of Submission:   Light in Artificial Intelligence: Efficient Neuromorphic Computing with Optical Neural Networks

Second Place:

Mahabubul Alam -   Pennsylvania State University
    Title of Submission: Analysis and Optimization Methodologies for Quantum Approximate Optimization Algorithm

Third Place:

Debayan Das -   Purdue University
    Title of Submission: Generic Low-overhead Electromagnetic and Power Side-Channel Attack Protection through Ground-Up Root-cause Analysis

 

UNDERGRADUATE CATEGORY
First Place:

Chuangtao Chen  -   Zhejiang University
   Title of Submission:  Assistive Technology Design as a Computer Science Learning Experience

Second Place:

Namiko Matsumoto -   University of California, San Diego
  Title of Submission: Establishing a Serious Game on Relationship Boundaries for People with Developmental Disabilities

Third Place:

Marc Benito -   Barcelona Supercomputing Center
  Title of Submission: Supporting Selfie Editing Experiences for People with Visual Impairments

 

ASSETS 2020 Winners
GRADUATE CATEGORY
First Place:

Grazia Ragone -    University of Sussex
   Title of Submission:    Designing Embodied Musical Interaction for Children with Autism

Second Place:

Avyay Ravi Kashyap, -   IIT Bombay
    Title of Submission: Behaviors, Problems and Strategies of Visually Impaired Persons During Meal Preparation in the Indian Context : Challenges and Opportunities for Design

Third Place:

Yulia Zhiglova -    Tallinn University
    Title of Submission: Deconstructing a “puzzle” of visual experiences of blind and low-vision visual artists

 

UNDERGRADUATE CATEGORY
First Place:

Thomas B. McHugh -   Northwestern University
   Title of Submission:  Assistive Technology Design as a Computer Science Learning Experience

Second Place:

Samantha Conde  -   University of California
  Title of Submission: Establishing a Serious Game on Relationship Boundaries for People with Developmental Disabilities

Third Place:

Soobin Park -   Ewha Womans University   Title of Submission: Supporting Selfie Editing Experiences for People with Visual Impairments

 

SIGMICRO 2020 Winners
GRADUATE CATEGORY
First Place:

Peng Gu -    University of California, Santa Barbara
   Title of Submission:   DLUX: a LUT-based Near-Bank Accelerator for Data Center Deep Learning Training Workloads

Second Place:

Xinfeng Xie -   University of California, Santa Barbara
    Title of Submission: SpaceA: Accelerating Sparse Matrix Vector Multiplication with Processing-in-Memory Architecture

Third Place:

Abhijith Somashekhar -   University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Title of Submission: NvMR: Non-Volatile Memory Renaming for Intermittent Computing

 

UNDERGRADUATE CATEGORY
First Place:

Guyue Huang -   Tsinghua University
   Title of Submission:  Towards Fast Graph Neural Network Training with Efficient and Framework-Compatible Sparse-Dense Matrix Multiplication

Second Place:

Alexander Shearer -   Arizona State University
  Title of Submission: Reconfigurable Spatiotemporal Resolution for Computer Vision at Low Power

Third Place:

Samantha Koretsky -   University of Chicago
  Title of Submission: A Hybrid Classical and Quantum Approach to Solving the Unit Commitment Problem

 

PACT 2020 Winners
GRADUATE CATEGORY
First Place:

Ari Rasch -    University of Muenster
   Title of Submission:   md_stencil: High-Performance Stencil Computations on CPU and GPU via Multi-Dimensional Homomorphismsm

 

UNDERGRADUATE CATEGORY
First Place:

Patrick Wang -   UC Berkeley
   Title of Submission:  Energy-Aware Differential Neural Architecture Search for Edge Devices

 

SIGDOC 2020 Winners
GRADUATE CATEGORY
First Place:

Danielle Stambler  -    University of Minnesota
   Title of Submission:   “Eating Right” and User Experience with an Employee Wellness Program

Second Place:

Sarah Fadem -   Rutgers University
    Title of Submission: Designing a Decision Aid for Patients Considering Bone Marrow Transplant

Third Place:

Nicole Lowman -   University at Buffalo
    Title of Submission: Advising the Buffalo Police Advisory Board: Toward a More Usable Technology

 

UNDERGRADUATE CATEGORY
First Place:

Sanjana Ponnada -   Arizona State University
   Title of Submission:  Improving user experience and accessibility of CDC’s COVID-19 symptoms self-checker with better design practices

Second Place:

Rita Flanagan -   University of Pittsburgh
  Title of Submission: Principles of Technical and Public Communication as a Provisional Framework for Undergraduate Researchers Writing with and About Indigenous Peoples

Third Place:

Kenyan Burnham -   Texas Tech
  Title of Submission: Instructor Roles in Higher Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

GRACE HOPPER 2020 Winners
GRADUATE CATEGORY
First Place:

Mandana Saebi -    University of Notre Dame
   Title of Submission:   Deep Reinforcement Learning for Heterogeneous Relational Reasoning in Knowledge Graphs

Second Place:

Niveditha Kalavakonda -   University of Washington
    Title of Submission: Concurrent segmentation and tracking of surgical instruments

Third Place:

Farzaneh Khoshnevisan -   North Carolina State University
    Title of Submission: Variational Recurrent Neural Network for Septic Shock Early Prediction

 

UNDERGRADUATE CATEGORY
First Place:

Madeline Burbage -   Williams College
   Title of Submission:  A Hardware Engine for Generating Number-Theoretic Sequences

Second Place:

Marina Shehzad -   Habib University
  Title of Submission: Neural Style Transfer for Personalized Audio Stories

Third Place:

Serena Xiong -   University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
  Title of Submission: Optimizing for Fairness in Recidivism Prediction Instruments

 

ASE 2020 Winners
GRADUATE CATEGORY
First Place:

Zhe Liu -    Chinese Academy of Sciences
   Title of Submission:   Discovering UI Display Issues with Visual Understanding

Second Place:

Kamil Masalimov -   UFA State Aviation Technical University
    Title of Submission: A Machine Learning based Approach to Autogenerate Diagnostic Models for CNC machines

Third Place:

Zhengzi Xu -   Nanyang Technological University
    Title of Submission: Source Code and Binary Level Vulnerability Detection and Hot Patching

 

UNDERGRADUATE CATEGORY
First Place:

Yi Wu -   Southern University of Science and Technology
   Title of Submission:  Anti-patterns for Java Automated Program Repair Tools

Second Place:

Xiangzhe Xu -   Nanjing University
  Title of Submission: The Classification and Propagation of Program Comments

Third Place:

Beatriz Souza -   Federal University of Campina Grande
  Title of Submission: Identifying Mutation Subsumption Relations

 

MOBICOM 2020 Winners
GRADUATE CATEGORY
First Place:

Ping-Fan Ho  -    National Chiao Tung University
   Title of Submission:   Using Magnetic Fingerprints to Position Cars on Multi-layer Roads

Second Place:

Yaman Singh Sangar -   University of Wisconsin - Madison
    Title of Submission: WiChronos: Energy-Efficient Modulation for Long-Range,Large-Scale Wireless Networks

Third Place:

Ali J. Ben Ali -   University at Buffalo
    Title of Submission: Edge-SLAM: Edge-Assisted Visual Simultaneous Localization and Mapping g

 

UNDERGRADUATE CATEGORY
First Place:

Anran Du -   Boston College
   Title of Submission:  sCarML: Distributed Machine Learning in Vehicular Clouds

Second Place:

Asaad AlGhamdi -   King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
  Title of Submission: BeeCast: A Collaborative Video Streaming System

 

TAPIA 2020 Winners
GRADUATE CATEGORY
First Place:

Deeksha Dixit -    University of Maryland
   Title of Submission:   Evaluation of Cross-View Matching to Improve Ground Vehicle Localization with Aerial Perception

Second Place:

Yaxuan Wang -   Rice University
    Title of Submission: Speedup of Bayesian Inference of Species Phylogenies

Third Place:

Saba Dadsetan  -   University of Pittsburgh
    Title of Submission: Breast Cancer Risk Assessment via Temporal Changes in Longitudinal Screening Mammograms

 

UNDERGRADUATE CATEGORY
First Place:

Allison N. Turner -   Wellesley College
   Title of Submission:  Crowdsourced Measurements of Internet Traffic Manipulation

Second Place:

Marina Zafiris -   University of Houston-Downtown
  Title of Submission:  Employing Machine Learning in the Study of Differential Equations Related to Nuclear Engineering

Third Place:

Vianca Hurtado -   Cornell University
  Title of Submission: Changing How We Perceive Local Music

 

ICFP 2020 Winners
GRADUATE CATEGORY
First Place:

Cezar-Constantin Andrici -    Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza din Iași
   Title of Submission:   Gradual Enforcement of IO Trace Properties

Second Place:

Suneel Sarswat -   Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
    Title of Submission: Certified double sided auction mechanisms

Third Place:

Kai-Oliver Prott  -   CAU Kiel
    Title of Submission: A GHC-Plugin to Compile Effectful Languages

 

UNDERGRADUATE CATEGORY
First Place:

James Lowenthal -   University of Cambridge
   Title of Submission:  Certified Optimisation of Stream Operations Using Heterogeneous Staging

Second Place:

Christopher Lam -   Cornell University
  Title of Submission: Semantics for a Simple Differentiable Language Using Distribution Theory

Third Place:

Zhiyi Pan -   University of Michigan
  Title of Submission: Type Hole Inference

 

SIGGRAPH 2020 Winners
GRADUATE CATEGORY
First Place:

Dorian Chan -    Carnegie Mellon University
   Title of Submission:   Bound-Constrained Optimized Dynamic Range Compression

Second Place:

Meena Subramanian -   Texas A&M Universityi
    Title of Submission: A Painterly Rendering Approach to Create Still-Life Paintings with Dynamic Lighting

Third Place:

Vincent WeiSen Loi  -   University of British Columbia
    Title of Submission: Visualization of angle-dependent plasmonic structural coloration by FDTD-simulated BSDF and ray-tracing rendering

 

UNDERGRADUATE CATEGORY
First Place:

Kohei Doi -   Kyushu University
   Title of Submission:  Non-photorealistic Path Tracing

 

SIGCOMM 2020 Winners
GRADUATE CATEGORY
First Place:

Sebastiano Miano -    Polictecnico di Torino
   Title of Submission:   Automatic Optimization of Software Data Planes

Second Place:

Robin Marx -   Hasselt Universityi
    Title of Submission: Visualizing QUIC and HTTP/3 with qlog and qvis

Third Place:

Suraj Jog  -   UIUC
    Title of Submission: Millimeter-Wave Wireless Network on Chip Using Deep Reinforcement Learning

 

UNDERGRADUATE CATEGORY
First Place:

Nishant Somy -   IIT KGP
   Title of Submission:  System Call Interception for Serverless Isolation

Second Place:

Federico Parola -   Politecnico di Torino
  Title of Submission: A Proof-of-Concept 5G Mobile Gateway with eBPF

Third Place:

Lucas Castanheira  -   Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
  Title of Submission: Optimized Tracing of iCF-enabled Programmable Data Planes

 

MobileSoft 2020 Winners
GRADUATE CATEGORY
First Place:

Irshad Khan -    Kyungpook National University
   Title of Submission:   Collaborative Earthquake Detection and Response using Smart Devices

Second Place:

Julian Harty -   Open University
    Title of Submission: Improving App Quality Despite Flawed Mobile Analytics

 

ICSE 2020 Winners
GRADUATE CATEGORY
First Place:

Alberto Martin- Lopez -    Universidad de Sevilla
   Title of Submission:   Automated Analysis of Inter-Parameter Dependencies in Web APIs

Second Place:

Rangeet Pan -   Iowa State University
    Title of Submission: Does Fixing Bug Increase Robustness in Deep Learning?

Third Place:

Tegan Brennan  -   University of Calfornia, Irvine
    Title of Submission: Detection and Mitigation of JIT-Induced Side Channels

 

UNDERGRADUATE CATEGORY
First Place:

Vikram Subramanian -   University of Waterloo
   Title of Submission:  An empirical study of first time open source contributors on GitHub

Second Place:

Shashij Gupta -   IIT Bombay
  Title of Submission: Machine Translation Testing via Pathological Invariance

Third Place:

Ananga Thapaliya -   Innopolis University
  Title of Submission: Evaluation of brain activity while Pair Programming

 

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