Megan Jung ’23, an undergraduate in the Computer Science department, and Xiuyu Li ’21, a recent CS graduate, both received Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award Honorable Mentions from the Computing Research Association (CRA) 2022.
The CRA awards program recognizes undergraduate students in North American colleges and universities who show outstanding research potential in an area of computing research. The awards committee noted that this year’s nominees are a very impressive group. A number of them were commended for making significant contributions to more than one research project, several are authors or coauthors on multiple papers, others have created papers for major conferences, as well as producing software, apps and algorithms.
CRA's mission is to enhance innovation by joining with industry, government and academia to strengthen research and advanced education in computing. CRA executes this mission by leading the computing research community, informing policymakers and the public, and facilitating the development of strong, diverse talent in the field. Microsoft Research is the sponsor of this year's awards.
Looking ahead, Jung will be a Software Engineer Intern at Stripe in New York City and an IT Emerging Talent Intern at Merck. At Cornell, Li double majored in CS and Math, where he was advised by Zhiru Zhang and Vitaly Shmatikov. His research includes efficient, scalable and privacy-preserving machine learning systems, and learning for graph-structured data.