2013 CSE Graduate Student Honors Competition Highlights Exceptional Research

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Pictured front-back, L-R: Andrew Lukefahr, Travis Martin, Jason Sleight, Zakir Durumeric. Prof. Benjamin Kuipers with Sam Shekar, Karen Cilano, Steven Schultz and Cliff Frieler of Northrop Grumman

CSE held its tenth annual CSE Graduate Student Honors Competition on November 6, 2013. The competition was the culmination of a process that narrowed the field of entrants to four finalists, each of whom gave a summary presentation on an area of their research. CSE faculty and industry sponsors from Northrop Grumman ranked the finalists’ presentations.

Our congratulations to all four finalists who presented! Following are details on their presentations:

Zakir Durumeric: “ZMap: Fast Internet-Wide Scanning and its Security Applications” (First Place). Advisor: Prof. J. Alex Halderman.

Andew Lukefahr: “Composite Cores: Enabling Fine-Grained Heterogeneity.” (Second Place) Advisor: Prof. Scott Mahlke.

Travis Martin: “Characterizing Strategic Cascades on Networks” (Honorable Mention). Advisors: Prof. Michael Wellman and Prof. Mark Newman (Physics).

Jason Sleight: “Organizational Design Principles and Techniques for Decision-Theoretic Agents” (Honorable Mention). Advisor: Prof. Edmund Durfee.

Below are photos from the event. To view or download larger photos, just click on the thumbnail image of interest.