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November 22, 2016

Shashidharan Wins ACM Student Research Competition at ACM SIGSPATIAL

Ashwin Shashidharan, a PhD student in the NC State Computer Science Department, recently won the first Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)’s Student Research Competition (SRC) held at the 24th International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (ACM SIGSPATIAL).  The conference was held in San Francisco, CA from Oct. 31-Nov. 3.
The title of Shashidharan’s submission is “tFUTURES:  Computational Steering for Geosimulations”.  He is pictured at right with his advisors:  Drs. Ross Meentemeyer and Raju Vatsavai.
The ACM SRC, sponsored by Microsoft, 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.  They can share their research results and exchange ideas with other students, judges, and conference attendees; understand the practical applications of their research; perfect their communication skills; and receive prizes and gain recognition from ACM and the greater computing community.
SRC submissions described recent research conducted primarily by students or a recent development that involves a substantial amount of work achieved primarily by students.  Submissions were judged based on novelty, impact, approach, results, and contributions to the field of spatial systems and algorithms.
Selected competitors by the SRC committee will receive up to $500 for their conference travel.  Winners will advance to the SRC Grand Finals, where winners from various ACM SIGs are evaluated to nominate the ACM-wide SRC winners.  The winners of the Grand Finals will be recognized at the Annual ACM Awards Banquet, the same banquet that also recognizes the Turing Award winners.
For more information about the Student Research Competition, click here.

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