Sharp receives 2015 National CRA Undergraduate Research Award

Nicholas Sharp, CS undergraduate student, achieved the level of Finalist in the prestigious 2015 National Computing Research Association Undergraduate Research Award competition ( His faculty research mentors are Drs. T.M. Murali ( and Shane Ross (ESM).

The CRA annual undergrad research competition distinguishes candidates by gender and by the type of their home department: non-Ph.D.-granting vs Ph.D.-granting.  Nick was in the competition in the male, Ph.D.-granting department group.  There were one Winner, one Runner-up and four Finalists selected in this category, as well as seven Honorable Mentions.  The home universities for the top six researchers included: University of Washington, Seattle; Columbia; UNC, Chapel Hill; Mississippi State; Texas A&M, and Virginia Tech. The Department is proud of all of its winners in this competition; between 2010 and 2015 we have had four Honorable Mentions and two Finalists!

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