CSC NewsJune 26, 2012
Xiao Wins ICSE SRC Best Project Award
A paper written by Xusheng Xiao, a doctoral student in the NC State Department of Computer Science, was named winner of the ICSE Student Research Competition (SRC) Best Project Representing an Innovative Use of Microsoft Technology. The project, “Problem Identification for Structural Test Generation: First Step Towards Cooperative Developer Testing,” is featured on the ACM website and the ACM A.M. Turing Centenary Celebration event website. As winner, Xiao was invited to attend the ACM Award Banquet and the ACM A.M. Turing Centenary Celebration event in San Francisco, CA on June 15-16, 2012.
The ACM Student Research Competition (SRC), sponsored by Microsoft Research, offers a unique forum for undergraduate and graduate students to present their original research at well-known ACM sponsored and co-sponsored conferences before a panel of judges and attendees.
There are two rounds of competition at each conference hosting a SRC and a grand finals competition. In the first round, judges review the posters and speak to participants about their research. A group of semi-finalists are chosen to present at the second round of the competition. In the second round, selected students give a short presentation of their research before a panel of judges, with a supporting power point presentation. Evaluations are based on the presenter’s knowledge of his/her research area, contribution of the research, and the quality of the oral and visual presentation. Xiao received the special award "Best Project Representing an Innovative Use of Microsoft Technology". More details of the first two rounds can be found at the previous news (http://www.csc.ncsu.edu/news/1183).
After the first two rounds, all undergraduate and graduate student winners from the SRCs held during the year advance to the SRC Grand Finals. A different panel of judges evaluates these winners against each other via the web. All Grand Final Winners are invited to attend the ACM Awards Banquet in San Francisco, CA on June 16, 2012.
In the ACM SRC Grand Final 2012, the judges chose to recognize Xusheng Xiao's winning project in the ACM Award Banquet. Xusheng's project is built upon Pex, an automated white box testing tool for .NET produced by Microsoft Research.
Xiao is advised by Dr. Tao Xie.
For more information on Xiao’s project, click here.
For more information on Microsoft Research Pex, click here.
For more information on Xusheng Xiao, click here.
For more information on the ACM SRC hosted at ICSE 2011, click here.
For more information on ACM SRC, click here.
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