Ph.D. Student Wins Award From SAIC

November 9, 2006

(November 10, 2006)--College of Computing Ph.D. candidate ByungMoon Kim recently passed his defense and will receive an award from the Executive Science and Technology Council of the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) for his research paper, “FlowFixer: Using BFECC for Fluid Simulation.” The paper is one of 15 selected from nearly 100 entries.

SAIC’s Executive Science and Technology Council, in conjunction with local SAIC offices, instituted the annual student paper contest to recognize technical excellence at Georgia Tech and to foster the development of closer ties between the company and the university. Selection criteria included: originality or uniqueness of the work; significance of the results; and effectiveness of the presentation. Now in its eighteenth year, the contest will present 15 awards for a total of $7500 for outstanding technical papers in the fields of engineering, physics, chemistry, applied mathematics, computer sciences, medicine and science and technology policy.

An awards banquet and dinner on November 29 will honor all 15 student finalists, their faculty sponsor and guests. During the banquet, five first prize winners will be announced, and will receive a check of $1000 for the student or student team (team members will equally share the award). The remaining 10 second prize winners will receive a check of $250 for the student or student team to share. Each of the 15 finalists will also receive a framed certificate honoring their accomplishment. Pictures and a short article describing the awards ceremony will be published in an SAIC company periodical.

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