2006 UROC Research Symposium Winners Announced

April 19, 2006

The College of Computing (CoC) and the Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Computing (UROC) hosted the 2006 UROC Research Symposium on April 19, 2006. The highly successful annual event gave undergraduate students an opportunity to showcase their research talents and compete for first place. UROC and the research symposium are both sponsored by a generous gift from Intel.

JUDGES' AWARDS

First Place: Steven Dalton

"Validation of PFTK Equation in Large TCP Transfers"
Advisor: George Riley

Second Place: Arwa Tybekhan
"Object Location of the Visually Impaired"
Advisors: Julie Kientz, Shwetak Patel, and Gregory Abowd


Third Place: Sashmit Bhaduri
"Using Genetic Algorithms to Optimize Generalized Correlation Branch Predictors"
Advisor: Gabriel Loh

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS

First Place: Cyrus Radfar

"Lone Sorcerer: An American Sign Language Driven Quest"
Advisors: Helene Brashear, Harley Hamilton, and Thad Starner

Second Place: Arwa Tybekhan
"Object Location of the Visually Impaired"
Advisors: Julie Kientz, Shwetak Patel, and Gregory Abowd


Third Place: Richard Bailey and Sebastian Becerra
"Prototyping Location-Based Services"
Advisor: Keith Edwards