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2022 CSE Graduate Student Honors Competition highlights outstanding research

The competition recognizes top research done by PhD students at CSE.
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Shengpu Tang, Prof. Emily Mower Provost, Gary Hoppenworth, Jessica  De Jong (Aptiv), Kevin Loughlin, Jane Im, and Hsun-Wei Cho

CSE held its nineteenth annual CSE Graduate Student Honors Competition on November 9, 2022. The competition recognizes top research done by PhD students at CSE and is the culmination of a process that narrows a field of entrants to a handful of finalists, each of whom gives a summary presentation on an area of their research.

The 2022 Honors Competition was sponsored by industry partner Aptiv, a global technology company that develops safer, greener, and more connected solutions which enable the future of mobility.

CSE faculty and a representative from Aptiv ranked the finalists’ presentations.

Top Presentation

The top presentation in the 2022 competition was “Mitigating Microarchitectural Vulnerabilities to Improve Reliability and Security in the Cloud,” given by Kevin Loughlin, who represented CSE’s Computer Engineering Lab.

Second Place Presentation

Second place in the 2022 competition went to Shengpu Tang for “Reinforcement Learning for Clinical Decision Support.” Shengpu represented the Artificial Intelligence Lab.

Runners Up

Runners up in this year’s competition were:

Jane Im
Human Centered Computing Lab
“Designing and Building Social Platforms Grounded in Consent”

Hsun-Wei Cho
Systems Lab
“FLEW: Fully Emulated WiFi”

Gary Hoppenworth
Theory of Computation Lab
“New lower bounds for graph spanners”

Photos from the event

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