2008 UROC Symposium a Manifold Success

April 16, 2008

Congratulations to the winners of the 2008 Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Computing (UROC) Research Symposium! More than 100 attendees voted in the People's Choice Award category, and more than 1,000 Krispy Kreme donuts were consumed.

Judges at the annual event were: Rosa Arriaga, senior research scientist, SIC; Richard Fujimoto, chair, CSE; Hyesoon Kim, assistant professor, SCS; Spencer Rugaber, senior research scientist, SCS; Andrea Thomaz, assistant professor, SIC.

First Place ($750)

James Robinson
"MANET Routing: Using Manifolds and the WDL"
Advisor: Santosh Vempala

Second Place ($300)

Megan Elmore
"Interdomain Path Splicing with BGP"
Advisors: Nick Feamster and Santosh Vempala

Third Place ($100)

Kathryn Long
"Restructuring Knowledge Among Different Robots"
Advisors: Zsolt Kira and Ron Arkin

First Place

Brittany Duncan and Sweta Vajjhala
"Can a Robot Learn a Model of a Human's Actions?"
Advisors: Alan Wagner and Ron Arkin

Second Place

Andrew Bardagjy, Roman Shtylman, Stefan Posey, Jason Kulpe, and Ben Johnson
"Development of a Small Size Robocup Team"
Advisor: Chris Paredis

Third Place (tie)

Scott Gilliand
"Curveball: Using Grip and Motion to Interact with Modal UIs"
Advisor: Thad Starner


Christina Lacey
"Second Mind: A Wiki Environment for Authoring Virtual Characters"
Advisors: Manish Mehta and Ashwin Ram