ECE Graduate Student Kazem Cheshmi wins First Place at 2017 ACM Student Research Competition Grand Finals



ECE graduate student Kazem Cheshmi working with Professor Maryam Mehri Dehnavi has won First Place in the ACM Student Research Competition Grand Finals for 2017.

The ACM SRC 2017 competitions take place at 25 major ACM conferences, sponsored by SIGACCESS, SIGACT, SIGARCH, SIGCHI, SIGCOMM, SIGCSE, SIGDA, SIGDOC, SIGGRAPH, SIGHPC, SIGMIS, SIGMOBILE, SIGPLAN, SIGMICRO, SIGSAC and SIGSOFT and include more than 300 student participants. The first place winners from each conference compete for the grand final award. Back in February, Kazem's paper "Decoupling Symbolic from Numeric in Sparse Matrix Computations" was nominated as the best work from the SIGMICRO-CGO conference. He has now won first place in the Grand Final Competition.

Grand Finalist and their advisors are invited to the Annual ACM Awards Banquet in June where they are recognized for their accomplishments, along with other prestigious ACM award winners, including the winner of the Turing Award.

This is a tremendous recognition! Congratulations Kazem and Maryam!