VTURCS Spring Symposium 2017

The Spring Research Symposium 2017 took place on April 25th with 31 featured projects--9 research projects and 22 capstone projects--with the listing and abstracts available in the proceedings. Awards were issued in the categories of Faculty Choice for best research project as selected by a panel of faculty judges, Marston Award for most entrepreneurial project as selected by our CSRC members, Capstone Award for best capstone project, and People's Choice Award as selected by all people in attendance. Special thanks to Dr. Gang Wang, Dr. Liqing Zhang, Dr. Godmar Back, and Dr. Sean Arthur for serving as faculty judges. Thanks to the 12 CSRC representatives who selected the Marsden Awards. And thanks to the over 200 people who came out to support the students and help select the People's Choice Awards.

The 2017 award winners in each category are:

Faculty Choice Awards

  1. First Place: Civil War Photo Sleuth
    Nam Nguyen, Abby Jetmundsen
    Advisor: Dr. Kurt Luther
  2. Second Place: Parallel Computation in the Undergrad Curriculum
    Emma Manchester
    Advisor: Dr. Wu Feng
  3. Third Place: Designing a Crowdsourced Game for Biological Graph Layout
    David Gwizdala
    Advisors: Dr. Kurt Luther, Dr. TM Murali

Marston Awards

  1. First Place: GroupSafe
    Arman Bahraini, Steffen Moseley, Sungha Song, Taiwen Jin, Zhizheng Chen
    Advisor: Dr. Eli Tilevich
  2. Second Place: Mr. Steal Yo Election
    Divyansh Gupta, Zakk Lefkowits, Mikias Alemu, Bhaanu Kaul
    Advisor: Dr. Siddharth Krishnan
  3. Third Place (tie): Campus Marketplace
    Ishita Ganotra, Monica Wei, Tiffany Tran, Will Schmidt
    Advisor: Dr. Andrea Kavanaugh
  4. Third Place (tie): GroupSafe
    Arman Bahraini, Steffen Moseley, Sungha Song, Taiwen Jin, Zhizheng Chen
    Advisor: Dr. Eli Tilevich

Capstone Awards

  1. First Place (tie): Multithreading Support for PintOS
    Alex May, Sean Rigden, Ha Nuel Lee
    Advisor: Dr. Godmar Back
  2. First Place (tie): Efficient Multithreading in Pintos on KVM
    Eric Williamson, Chris Wu, Peter Steele
    Advisor: Dr. Godmar Back
  3. Third Place: Mr. Steal Yo Election
    Divyansh Gupta, Zakk Lefkowits, Mikias Alemu, Bhaanu Kaul
    Advisor: Dr. Siddharth Krishnan

People's Choice Awards

  1. First Place: CS Shared
    Meghan Hamannwright, Jodie Burnett, Nitin Sudini, Tanner Hudson Usman Anwar
    Advisor: Dr. Andrea Kavanaugh
  2. Second Place: Campus Marketplace
    Ishita Ganotra, Monica Wei, Tiffany Tran, Will Schmidt
    Advisor: Dr. Andrea Kavanaugh
  3. Third Place: VR4GETAR
    Jishnu Renugopal, Mattin Zargarpur, Christian Richardson, Will Schmidt, Haiyu Zhao, Kevin Zhang
    Advisor: Dr. Ed Fox

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