ACM Student Research Competition Grand Finals Winners

The  ACM Student Research Competition, sponsored by Microsoft Research, has announced its Grand Finals winners. There are two rounds of competition at each conference hosting an SRC, which culminates in a Grand Finals competition. All undergraduate and graduate student winners from the SRCs held during the year advance to the SRC Grand Finals, where they are evaluated by a different panel of judges via the Web. This year's SRC Grand Finals winners are: 

Graduate Division

  • Lu Xiao, Drexel University (FSE 2014) 
  • Shupeng Sun, Carnegie Mellon University (ICCAD 2014)
  • Omid Abari, MIT (MobiCom 2014)

Undergraduate Division

  • Thomas Effland, SUNY, University of Buffalo (SIGCSE 2015) 
  • Mitchell Gordon, University of Rochester (ASSETS 2014)
  • Shannon Lubetich, Pomona College (GHC 2014)

The winners were invited, along with their advisors, to attend the annual ACM Awards Banquet in San Francisco, California on June 20, where they received formal recognition.

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.

Why I Belong to ACM

Hear from Bryan Cantrill, vice president of engineering at Joyent, Ben Fried chief information officer at Google, and Theo Schlossnagle, OmniTI founder on why they are members of ACM.

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.