2019 Cheriton Research Symposium poster winners

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Each year, the Cheriton Research Symposium concludes with a poster session for Cheriton Graduate Scholarship recipients. In total, 23 students participated in the 2019 Cheriton Research Symposium poster competition.

2019 Cheriton Research Symposium poster competition

Posters were on display in the Davis Centre atrium, as graduate students explained the theory behind and the results and impacts of their research to David R. Cheriton and a panel of judges from the School of Computer Science.

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2019 Cheriton Research Symposium poster competition.

First-place winner — $300 prize

Omar Farhat with David Cheriton

Omar Farhat for “Watermark aware scheduler for stream processing engines” • Khuzaima Daudjee, supervisor

Second-place winners (tie) — $200 prize each

photo of Stavros Birmpilis and David Cheriton

Stavros Birmpilis for “Deterministic reduction of integer nonsingular linear system solving to matrix multiplication” • George Labahn, Arne Storjohann, supervisors

Allen Wang woth Justin Wan

Allen Wang for “Constrained polynomial optimization and application to SPNs” • Yaoliang Yu, supervisor

Third-place winners (tie) — $100 prize each

Margaret Foley with David Cheriton

Margaret Foley for “Comparing speech recognition and keyboards for phrase composition and transcription on smartphones” • Daniel Vogel, supervisor

photo of Daniel Gabric with David Cheriton

Daniel Gabric for “Unbordered conjugates of binary words” • Jeffrey Shallit, supervisor

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all who participated in the poster contest!

Poster competition judges

Thanks to Professors Trevor Brown, Kimon Fountoulakis, Mei Naggapan, David Taylor and Olga Veksler, who gave generously of their time to judge the posters and student presentations.

Poster competition participants

Presenter Supervisor(s) Poster title
Ben Armstrong Kate Larson New paradigms for voting
Stavros Birmpilis George Labahn, Arne Storjohann Deterministic reduction of integer nonsingular linear system solving to matrix multiplication
Ryan Clancy Jimmy Lin dstlr: Scalable knowledge graph construction from unstructured text
Qingnan Duan Bernard Wong, Srinivasan Keshav SuperFabric: Making Hyperledger Fabric Byzantine-fault tolerant with high performance
Jesse Elliott Eric Schost, Mark Giesbrecht Bit complexity for critical point computation in smooth and compact real hypersurfaces
Amir Farrag Yuying Li, Peter Forsyth Computational finance: Using trend-following to control risk of put portfolio using machine learning
Omar Farhat Khuzaima Daudjee Watermark aware scheduler for stream processing engines
Margaret Foley Daniel Vogel Comparing speech recognition and keyboards for phrase composition and transcription on smartphones
Daniel Gabric Jeffrey Shallit Unbordered conjugates of binary words
Amur Ghose Pascal Poupart Sum-product networks for machine learning tasks
Stan Gurtler Ian Goldberg Protecting query privacy in censorship resistant publication
Antony Albert Raj Irudayaraj Daniel Vogel, Omid Abari Interacting with mobile phones through the pant pocket
Mark Iwanchyshyn Gladimir Baranowski Revising SPLITS
Bailey Kacsmar Florian Kerschbaum Privacy and security in collaborative machine learning
Clara Kang Craig Kaplan Geometry processing for seamless clothing design
Dimcho Karakashev Srinivasan Keshav, Sergey Gorbunov Linking trusted meters to a blockchain
Matthew Lakier Daniel Vogel Cross-Car, multiplayer games for semi-autonomous driving
Thomas Lu Chris Eliasmith Representing spatial relations with fractional binding
Allen Wang Yaoliang Yu Constrained polynomial optimization and application to SPNs
Rina Wehbe Ed Lank Personal space in play: Towards understanding social boundaries for large display gaming applications
Johann Wentzel Daniel Vogel Increasing virtual reality ergonomics through realistic, non-linear input amplification
Hsiu-Wei Yang Jimmy Lin Aligning cross-lingual entities with multi-aspect information
Oscar Zhao Ali Mashtizadeh Schedulable Kqueue: Rethinking event-driven server design
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