ACM University Student Research Competition (U-SRC) 2013
"Theory of Computing and its Applications"
NEW: See the foot of this page for details of the Poster Session.
Microsoft Research Silicon Valley (MSR-SVC) and the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing will host the first ACM University Student Research Competition (U-SRC), sponsored by Microsoft Research. The topic of the competition is "Theory of Computing and its Applications", including but not limited to work in Algorithms, Complexity Theory and Learning as well as its application to areas such as Big Data, Social Networking, Game Theory and Economics.
Eligible participants are 1st and 2nd year PhD students from the University of California, Berkeley, Stanford University and the University of California, Santa Cruz. Eligible students are invited to submit abstracts of their original un-published and in-progress individual research work. Abstracts should not exceed 6 pages and should be typeset using 11-point or larger fonts, in a single-column, single-space format with ample spacing throughout and 1-inch margins all around. Submissions deviating significantly from these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits. The deadline for submissions is February 15th, 2013. Abstracts should be sent (in PDF format) to the following email address: email@example.com
The competition will follow the general rules of the ACM Student Research Competition (though no travel awards will be granted). A select group of applicants will be invited (based on the quality of their abstracts) to a Poster Session, to take place in MSR-SVC on the afternoon of March 25. Judges (from MSR-SVC and the Simons Institute) will review the posters and speak to participants about their research. Evaluations are based on the presenter’s knowledge of his/her research area, the contribution of the described research, and the quality of the oral and visual presentation.
Prizes: Three winners will be chosen, receiving $500, $300, and $200, respectively. In addition, Microsoft will provide exciting hardware prizes and gifts for all participants of the poster session. All three winners will receive two-year complimentary ACM memberships, including subscriptions to ACM's digital library. In addition, the first place winner will be invited to participate in the ACM Student Research Competition Grand Finals.
Poster Session: The poster session will take place from 2-5pm on Monday March 25, 2013 at MSR-SVC. Registration is open to all, free, and mandatory for all planning to attend. To register, please fill out this simple form.