Jain places third at student research competition

Published: Oct 11, 2006 8:57:14 AM
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Jhilmil Jain, a graduate student in computer science and software engineering in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering at Auburn University placed third in the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) student research competition at the 2006 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference. Jain's project was titled Extensible and Dynamic Data Structure Viewers in Java. More than 70 students entered the competition, with two Auburn students, Jain and Priyanka Gupta, making it to the top 25. Jain's project will now be entered in subsequent ACM competitions.

The 2006 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is the sixth in a series of conferences designed to bring to the forefront the research and career interests of women in computing. Presenters are leaders in their respective fields, representing industrial, academic and government communities. Hopper, a rear admiral in the U.S. Navy, was a pioneer in the computer science field and is recognized as the first programmer of the Mark I calculator.