Paul Dumoulin (BS/CS '09), a graduating senior, was recently notified that he has been selected for Honorable Mention in the 2009 Computing Research Association's (CRA) Outstanding Undergraduate Award competition. The competition, which is held annually and supported alternatively by Microsoft Research and Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL), recognizes students in North American universities who show outstanding potential in computing research. Competing students come from many prestigious institutions including Carnegie Mellon, MIT and McGill.
Paul is being cited for the work he did for the Security Industry Automation Corporation (SIAC) last summer. His project, which he worked on independently, involved a complex redesign of Connectivity State Monitor (CSM) networking software that is used by those responsible for the proper functioning of the New York Stock Exchange's technology systems. The redesigned software was very well received. A more detailed story of this project appeared in the Fall 2008 edition of eCommunique.
Although the primary criterion for selection is a significant research contribution, outstanding academic performance and service to the community are also taken into consideration. Paul, a Pforzheimer Honors College student, has a stellar academic record. He has also contributed numerous hours to instructing New York City junior high school students in LEGO robotics as well as assisting with the Seidenberg Scholars Summer Experience. Paul plans to continue his studies in computer science at the graduate level and was recently accepted by Columbia.
The names of this year's winners will appear on CRA's Web site – www.cra.org – and in the January 2009 issue of Computing Research News .