ACM Student Research Competition
SC11 is again hosting an ACM Student Research Competition. This competition, sponsored by Microsoft Research, provides an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to present original research at several ACM-sponsored or ACM co-sponsored conferences throughout the year. Furthermore, the Student Research Competition provides students with experience with formal presentations and critical evaluations of their research. To be considered for the competition, students must be ACM members.
For SC11, research posters from eight students were selected to be involved in the ACM Student Research Competition. At SC11 the competition will occur in two rounds. In the first round, students present their posters as part of the SC11 Research Poster Reception. The poster presentation is evaluated on two aspects:
Based on the poster session, the judges will select students to advance to the second round of the competition.
- The presentation of the research, including the poster organization and the student's oral discussion of the poster; and
- The research itself, including its quality, novelty, and significance.
In the second round of the competition, students give a ten minute presentation of their research, followed by a five minute question and answer period. The judges will select up to three undergraduate and three graduate winners. Winners receive an ACM medal and prizes of US $500 for first place, $300 for second, and $200 for third place.
After SC11, winners advance to a Grand Finals competition to compete against the winners from other conferences that host an ACM Student Research Competition throughout the year.
The ACM Student Research Competition is sponsored by Microsoft Research.