ACM presented Special Awards to finalists in the 2018 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the world’s largest high school science research competition, held May 17-18 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Nearly 1,800 high school students from more than 75 countries, regions, and territories competed to reach the finals. All ACM ISEF Special Award winners receive complimentary ACM student memberships for the duration of their undergraduate education.

The international award recipients were:

First Award: “Vehicle Action Prediction with Artificial Intelligence: An Innovative Way to Transform Advanced Driver Assistance Systems from Reactive to Proactive”
Kevin Meng, Jasper High School, Plano, TX, USA

Second Award: “Conclusive, Unbiased Medical Diagnosis System Using a p2p Consensus Mechanism”
Parth Raghav, K.R.Mangalam World School, New Delhi, India

Third Award: “accAAD: An Efficient Append-Only Authenticated Dictionary for Transparent Public Logs”
Vivek Bhupatiraju, Lexington High School, Lexington, MA, USA

Fourth Award:

“Dense Face Detection and Improving Temporal Convolutional Networks for Automatic Image Captioning”
Nikita Zozoulenko, Katedralskolan in Linkoping, Linkoping, Ostergotland, Sweden

“Seeing Clearly and Farther: Augmented Perception for Safe Driving in Adverse Weather and Reduced Visibility Conditions”
Ruihua Chou, The High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China, Beijing, China

“A New Method for the Exploitation of Speech Recognition Systems”
Suha Hussain, Queens High School for the Sciences at York College, Ozone Park, NY, USA