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2020 CSE Graduate Student Honors Competition highlights outstanding research

The competition recognizes the research done by PhD students at CSE and the final competition is the culmination of a process that narrows a field of entrants to a handful of finalists.| Short Read
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IMAGE:  2020 honors competition presenters, sponsors, and organizers: Prof. Quentin Stout, Xintong Wang, Zachary Pepin, Akshitha Sriraman, Ram Raman, Yasha Iravantchi, and Lisa Savage (Aptiv)

CSE held its seventeenth annual CSE Graduate Student Honors Competition on November 11, 2020. The competition recognizes the research done by PhD students at CSE and the final competition 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 2020 Honors Competition was sponsored by industry partner Aptiv, a global technology company that develops safer, greener and more connected solutions, which enables the future of mobility.

CSE faculty and representatives from Aptiv ranked the finalists’ presentations.

Top Presentation Chosen

The top presentation in the 2020 competition was “PrivacyMic: Utilizing Inaudible Frequencies for Privacy Preserving Daily Activity Recognition,” given by Yasha Iravantchi, who represented CSE’s Interactive Systems research area.

Runners Up in 2019

Runners up in this year’s competition were:

Akshitha Sriraman
CE Lab/Hardware
“Enabling Hyperscale Web Services”

Ram Raman
Systems
“Towards a more Complete and Data-driven View of Global Internet Censorship”

Xintong Wang
AI
“Combining Agent-Based Simulation and Adversarial Learning to Detect Market Manipulation”

Zack Pepin
Theory
“Structured Learning With Errors”

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