The ACM Student Research Competition (SRC), sponsored by Microsoft, has announced its Grand Finals winners. There are two rounds of competition at each conference hosting an SRC, which culminates in a Grand Finals competition. All undergraduate and graduate student winners from the SRCs held during the year advance to the SRC Grand Finals, where they are evaluated by a different panel of judges via the Web.

This year’s SRC Grand Finals winners are:

Graduate Category:

First Place: Gengjie Chen, The Chinese University of Hong Kong: “VLSI Routing: Seeing Nano Tree in Giga Forest” (ICCAD 2018)

Second Place: Christie Louis Alappat, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg: “RACE-Recursive Algebraic Coloring Engine” (SC18)

Third Place: Scott Parker Kolodziej, Texas A&M University: “Empirical Assessment of Software Documentation Strategies: A Randomized Controlled Trial” (SIGCSE 2019)

Undergraduate Category:

First Place: Zhuangzhuang Zhou, Shanghai Jiao Tong University: “DALS: Delay-driven Approximate Logic Synthesis” (ICCAD 2018)

Second Place: Fandel Lin, National Cheng Kung University: “An Intelligent and Interactive Route Planning Maker for Deploying New Transportation Services” (SIGSPATIAL 2018)

Third Place: Elizaveta A. Tremsina, University of California, Berkeley: “Your Story Recorded in a Magnet: Micromagnetic Simulations of Spin-Orbit Torque in Multi-layer Structures” (Tapia 2018)

The winners are invited, along with their advisors, to attend the annual ACM Awards Banquet in San Francisco, California on June 15, where they will receive formal recognition.