CSE graduate student named ACM contest winner

Xiangyu Dong, a graduate student in computer science and engineering (CSE) at Penn State, was named one of three winners in the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) Student Research Competition Grand Finals 2011 on June 4 in San Jose, Calif.

The ACM Student Research Competition (SRC), sponsored by Microsoft Research, offers a forum for undergraduate and graduate students to present their research at ACM-sponsored and co-sponsored conferences before a panel of judges and attendees. Winners from various conferences advance to compete in the Grand Finals where their research contributions are evaluated by ACM SRC committee members.

According to ACM, "the finalists honored represent the best student research of the past year."

Dong was selected for his paper "Modeling and Leveraging Emerging Non-Volatile Memories for Future Computer Designs," which was presented at the Design Automation Conference 2011 in San Diego, Calif.

His research projects focus on exascale computing, three-dimensional integrated circuits and emerging nonvolatile memory. Dong's adviser is Yuan Xie, associate professor of computer science and engineering.

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Last Updated June 08, 2011