The Graduate Research Day is the revival of the Graduate Research Conference. All graduate students in the Department of Computer Science are invited to submit an abstract and poster of their research work and virtually attend the event. This year's program will be held virtually due to COVID-19, and will feature oral presentations, live Q&A and a keynote talk. A poster booklet will also be released at the conference. For submission details and instructions please see our call. We seek high-quality submissions based on your current/recent research work and hope to put together an exciting day of presentations and prizes for graduate students and faculty!

Register for the event by filling out this form. The registration deadline is February 25 at 11:59 pm.

Check out our event flyer here. You can also check out past years' GRD here.

This year we're providing some New Computer Science building-themed Zoom backgrounds for you to use during the event!

You can view the event schedule here. You can also find links to each student's poster by either clicking on their talk title or scrolling to the list at the bottom of the page.

The 2021 Graduate Research Day has concluded. Please view the poster booklet to see presented work.

Congratulations to our award winners!

Best Presentation
Social Impact Award
Best Presentations in Domain
Session 1: Santiago Vargas, Rebecca Drucker

BBR Bufferbloat in DASH Video  

Session 2: Shahira Abousamra

Localization in the Crowd with Topological Constraints  

Session 3: Supreeth Narasimhaswamy

Detecting Hands and Recognizing Physical Contact in the Wild  

Best Posters in Domain
Theory: Matthew Castellana

Graphics Languages and Tools: A Survey  

Intelligent Systems: Allen Kim, Charuta Pethe

What Time Is It? Temporal Analysis of Novels  

Systems: Rohit Aich

Efficient Audit Logging with eBPF  

Important Dates

Poster and Abstract Submission: February 5, 2021
Acceptance Notification: February 16, 2021
Final Poster Submission: February 22, 2021
Registration Deadline: February 25, 2021
Graduate Research Day: February 26, 2021


December 2020: GRD 2021 will be held virtually in February
January 2021: Call for submissions is now live!
February 6, 2021: The submission link is now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted!
February 19, 2021: Registration is now live!


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