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June 7, 2011: ACM Computer Research Contest Honors Student Innovations

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Grand Finals winners of the Student Research Competition (SRC) were honored with awards and cash prizes for achievements in computing research at the ACM Awards Banquet, June 4, in San Jose, CA. The contest features original research in both graduate and undergraduate categories. By offering the experience of a real-world conference to prepare and present research to the community, these competitions give students an opportunity to demonstrate success in problem-solving projects with early practice and preparation of their research.

The winning research covered computing innovations that have applications for high-performance computer systems designs, image retrieval systems for astrophysicists, scalability for file system directories, improvements in massively-parallel graphics processors, biochips for clinical diagnostics and biochemical procedures, and assistive technologies for speech-impaired people.

The graduate and undergraduate winners competed against more than 50 participants in contests held at 13 ACM conferences. ACM's Student Research Program is sponsored by Microsoft Research to encourage students to pursue careers in computer science research, and to ensure the future of scientific discovery and innovation.

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