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CS Junior Wins First Prize at ACM Student Research Contest (SIGCSE 2019)

Congratulations to CS junior Shm Almeda, who won first prize in the Undergraduate category at the ACM Student Research Competition at the ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium last week!

Shm presented their research on developing a translation and teaching tool for American Sign Language (ASL) using the LeapMotion Controller.  Their project was titled “Accessible Sign Language Recognition with the Leap Motion Controller” and they were mentored by Dr. Andrea Salgian during the Fall 2018 semester.  Shm also received the Phi Kappa Phi Student-Faculty Research Award for their project last fall.

Shm’s submission to the ACM Student Research Competition was one of 19 graduate and undergraduate submissions selected to be presented at the conference. After the poster presentation, the top three presenters qualified for the oral presentation, where they placed first. 

Congratulations again to Shm!