The CSE Graduate Student Honors Competition is an annual event that narrows a field of entrants to a handful of finalists, each of whom give a summary presentation on an area of their research. Below are the names of finalists from each year of the competition.
First Place: Salessawi Ferede Yitbarek - "Analyzing and Enhancing the Security of Modern Memory Systems"
Finalist: Yi-Jun Chang - "Complexity of Local Distributed Graph Problems"
Finalist: Junhyuk Oh - "Zero-Shot Task Generalization with Multi-Task Deep Reinforcement Learning"
Finalist: Ofir Weisse - "Securing the Cloud with Emerging TEE Technologies"
Finalist: Biqiao Zhang - "Predicting the Distribution of Emotion Perception: Capturing Inter-rater Variability"
First Place: Shaizeen Aga - "Compute Caches"
Finalist: Catherine Finegan-Dollak - "Effects of Creativity and Cluster Tightness on Short Text Clustering Performance"
Finalist: Yuqing Kong - "Designing Information Elicitation Mechanisms That Reward Truth-telling"
Finalist: Sang Won Lee - "Facilitating Collaborative Creation of Complex Artifacts"
Finalist: Yu-Chih Tung - "Expansion of Human–Phone Interface by Sensing Structure-Borne Sound Propagation"
First Place: Biruk Mammo - "Getting Your Priorities Straight When Verifying Multicores"
Second Place: Nan Jiang - "The Dependence of Effective Planning Horizon on Model Accuracy"
Honorable Mention: Kassem Fawaz - "Anatomization and Protection of Mobile Apps' Location Privacy Threats"
Honorable Mention: Chansoo Lee - "Perturbation Techniques in Sequential Prediction"
First Place: Bryce Wiedenbeck - "Analyzing Very Large Simulation-Based Games"
Second Place: David Devecsery - "Graph Isomorphism and the Lasserre Hierarchy"
Honorable Mention: Aaron Snook - "Eidetic Systems"
Honorable Mention: Daya S. Khudia - "Pervasive Approximate Computing: Anomalies are Your Friends"
First Place: Zakir Durumeric - "ZMap: Fast Internet-Wide Scanning and its Security Applications"
Second Place: Andew Lukefahr - "Composite Cores: Enabling Fine-Grained Heterogeneity"
Honorable Mention: Travis Martin - "Characterizing Strategic Cascades on Networks"
Honorable Mention: Jason Sleight - "Organizational Design Principles and Techniques for Decision-Theoretic Agents"
First Place: Armin Alaghi - "Enhancing Vision via Stochastic Computing"
Second Place: Zakir Durumeric - "Mining Your Ps and Qs: Detection of Widespread Weak Keys in Network Device"
Honorable Mention: Amjad Abu Jbara - "Mining Multiple Perspectives From Social Media"
Honorable Mention: Hsin-Hao Su - "A Scaling Algorithm for Maximum Weight Matching in Bipartite Graphs"
First Place: Joseph Greathouse - "Hardware Support for On-Demand Software Analysis"
Second Place: Vahed Qazvinian - "Using Collective Discourse to Generate Surveys of Scientific Paradigms"
Honorable Mention: Yi Li - "Approximate Sparse Recovery: Optimizing Time and Measurements"
Honorable Mention: Li (Eric) Qian - "User-Friendly Information Integration"
First Place: Feng Qian - "iMAP: Intelligent Mobile Application Profiling Tool"
Second Place: Andrew DeOrio - "What's Wrong With My Multi-Core?"
Honorable Mention: James Boerkoel - "Coordination Strategies for Solving the Multiagent Simple Temporal Problem"
Honorable Mention: Xiaodi Wu - "Short Quantum Games characterize PSPACE"
First Place: Ganesh Dasika - "GPGPU, M.D. – A Low-Power Supercomputer for Portable Medical Imaging"
Second Place: Xin Hu - "Large-Scale Malware Indexing Using Function-Call Graphs"
Honorable Mention: Ran Duan - "Fast Algorithms for (max, min) - Matrix Multiplication and Bottleneck Paths"
Honorable Mention: Ahmed Hassan - "Mining Language Networks"
First Place: Erik Talvitie
Second Place: Bin Liu
Honorable Mention: David Meisner
Honorable Mention: Ye Du
First Place: Ilya Wagner
First Place: Sandeep Tata
Second Place: Zaher Andraus
Third Place (tie): Xuan Zheng and Yevgeniy Vorobeychik