[Published originally in the January 2008 edition of Computing Research News, Vol. 20/No. 1]
CRA Announces Outstanding Undergraduate Award Winners
Winner, Female Award
Rachel Sealfon is a senior at Princeton University majoring in Computer Science. Rachel's research is in the area of bioinformatics. Working largely independently, she developed a novel system for Gene Ontology analysis, search and exploration. She is the lead author of a paper on this research that has been published in BMC Bioinformatics (one of the main journals in the field). Her paper received stellar reviews and a lot of attention in the field, and her system is being used by biology researchers in many institutions.
Winner, Male Award
Kevin Dick is a senior at the California Institute of Technology majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics.
Winner, Male Award
Chuan Sheng Foo is a junior at Stanford University majoring in Computer Science who intends to graduate in spring 2008.
Runner Up, Female Award
Raluca Ada Popa is a junior at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics.
Finalists, Female Award
Adrienne Felt, University of Virginia; Iris Howley, Drexel University; Donya Quick, Southern Methodist University; and Franziska Roesner, University of Texas at Austin.
Finalists, Male Award
Adrian Dalca, University of Toronto; Henry DeYoung, Carnegie Mellon University; Lawrence Erickson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Eugene Greene, University of Windsor; Evan Hoke, Carnegie Mellon University; Arthur Mahoney, Utah State University; Rajesh Ramakrishnan, Columbia University; and Yuanchen Zhu, Harvard University.
Honorable Mention, Female Award
Lucy Abramyan, Harvey Mudd College; Tanya Cashorali, Northeastern University; Margaret (Meg) Davis, Texas A&M University; Jennifer Dolson, University of Virginia; Polina Dudnik, Binghamton University, SUNY; Alana Edmunds, Syracuse University; Gwendolyn Einfeld, Calvin College; Alina Ene, Princeton; Maja Frydrychowicz, McGill University; Ekaterine Gonina, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Paola Gonzalez, University of South Florida; Natasha Kholgade, Rochester Institute of Technology; Siu Yu Cherie Kwan, Cornell University; Katrina LaCurts, University of Maryland; Dhivya Padmanabhan, Texas A&M University; Katrina Panovich, Indiana University, Bloomington; Lori Pietraszek, Hobart and William Smith Colleges; Cristina Pop, University of British Columbia; Kirsten Stark, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Catherine Wah, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign; Kristina Wanous, University of Northern Iowa; Dana Wen, University of Washington; and Juliette Zerick, University of Mary Washington; and Irene Zhang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Honorable Mention, Male Award
Kurt Ackermann, Purdue University; Kareem Amin, Cornell University; Mitchell Beard, Georgetown University; Gilbert Bernstein, University of Texas at Austin; Kyle Byerly, Iowa State University; Lee Callender, University of Michigan; Rhys Causey, University of Toronto; Jackie Cheung, University of British Columbia; Nicholas Christman, Dartmouth College; Matthew Chu, University of Pennsylvania; Brendan Collins, Princeton University; Darren Davis, University of San Diego; Morgan Dixon, University of Maryland; Jonathon Duerig, University of Utah; Jason Fennell, Harvey Mudd College; Jeffrey Fielding, Dartmouth College; Marc Godard, Queen's University; Colin Gordon, Brown University; Mahlon Graham, University of Virginia; Arthur Guez, McGill University; Ian Haken, University of California, Berkeley; Paul Himes, Michigan Technological University; Nicholas Jalbert, University of Virginia; Christopher Jones, University of California, Berkeley; Kevin Karsch, University of Missouri–Columbia; Stephen Kent, University of Texas at Austin; Zachary Kincaid, University of Western Ontario; Michael Krainin, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Kevin Lai, University of British Columbia; George Lucchese, Texas A&M University; Mikola Lysenko, Michigan Technological University; Patrick Marion, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Grant Miller, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; David Morrison, Harvey Mudd College; Mark Rawls, University of Virginia; Fady Samuel, University of Waterloo; Tyler Steele, Cornell University; Matt Swanson, Iowa State University; Kartik Talamadupula, Arizona State University; David Tepper, University of Washington; James Thiel, Drexel University; Anthony Waters, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Caleb Wells, Texas A&M University; Sam Whittle, University of Washington; Marc Winners, Drexel University; Benjamin Wood, Williams College; Loren Yu, Stanford University; and Luke Zarko, University of Pennsylvania.
This year’s selection committee included Richard Waters (Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs), Chair; Geoff Keunning (Harvey Mudd College); Clement Lam (Concordia University); David Novick (University of Texas, El Paso); and Lynn Stein (Olin College).
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