Computing for first

Yuan Tian, doctoral student in computer science and software engineering, earned first place at the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) student research competition grand finals for her research, “Smart-IO: System-Aware Two-Level Data Organization for Efficient Scientific Analytics.” She accepted her award at a banquet held in San Francisco on June 16. The student research competition is sponsored by Microsoft Research to encourage students to pursue careers in computer science.

Tian is studying high performance computing at Auburn while working for faculty member Weikuan Yu in the department. Tian and Yu’s work was recognized by ACM last year as one of 11 projects selected for the student research competition, earning a first place award. Tian earned her master’s degree in software engineering from Auburn in May 2009.

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