Student Research Symposium

Student Research Symposium Flyer ยป

HiPC 2010 will feature the third student research symposium on High Performance Computing (HPC) aimed at stimulating and fostering student research, and providing an international forum to highlight student research accomplishments. We particularly encourage submissions from PhD students in India as well as from international universities. The symposium will also expose students to the best practices in HPC in academia and industry. The one-day symposium will feature brief presentations by student authors on their research, followed by a poster exhibit. Short invited talks by leading HPC researchers/practitioners will be included in the program. The Conference Reception and Student Symposium Poster Exhibits will provide an opportunity for students to interact with HPC researchers and practitioners (and recruiters) from academia and industry. To be considered, students should submit a 5 page extended abstract of their research.

For additional details, please contact the Symposium Co-Chairs at student_symposium AT

Topics of interest

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
  • High-Performance Computing
  • Parallel and Distributed Algorithms
  • Parallel Languages and Programming Environments
  • Load Balancing, Scheduling and Resource Management
  • Resilient/Fault-Tolerant Algorithms and Systems
  • Scientific/Engineering/Commercial Applications and Workloads
  • Emerging Applications such as Biotechnology and Nanotechnology
  • Cluster, Cloud, and Grid Cloud Computing
  • Peer-to-peer Algorithms and Networks
  • Heterogeneous Computing
  • Wireless and Mobile Computing
  • Communication/Sensor Networks and Embedded Applications
  • Interconnection Networks and Architectures
  • Scalable Servers and Systems
  • High Performance/Scalable Storage Systems
  • Power-Efficient and Reconfigurable Architectures
  • Compiler Technologies for High-Performance Computing
  • Software Support and Advanced Micro-architecture Techniques
  • Operating Systems for Scalable High-Performance Computing
  • Submission Instructions

    Please submit an extended abstract of your research results in PDF format electronically through EDAS. Authors can use last year's papers, available at, as samples. Your document should be at most 5 letter or A4 size (8.5 x 11) pages in 11 pt or 12 pt font, single spaced, with at least one-inch margins on all sides. Please identify the names of student authors in a footnote. Poster selection will be competitive and all submissions will be reviewed. Manuscripts will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance, quality of presentation, and interest and relevance to the conference attendees. If some part of your submission was published by you previously, then you should cite your prior work and indicate how the current submission differs from it.

    Submit your paper electronically through EDAS.

    The selected extended abstracts will be published online on the conference web site and on a CD to be distributed at the conference. They will not be part of the official conference technical paper proceedings.


    To be eligible to present at the symposium, the research work should primarily be the result of student research and should be presented by a student author. The student author should have been a full-time student at some point in 2010. Non-student co-authors are permitted.


    Paper submission deadline: September 21, 2010 (extended).

    Scholarship opportunities

    Students from Indian academic institutions are encouraged to apply for the HiPC travel scholarship. As in the past, the conference will award travel scholarship to at least one student author of each accepted submission from Indian academic institutions.

    The top few submissions from US-based students will be considered for NSF/IEEE TCPP travel support .

    Writing tips

    Student authors may wish to read the following document, which provides tips on writing a research paper.

    Talks by HPC Experts

    Srinivas Aluru
    Ross Martin Mehl and Marylyne Munas Mehl Professor of Computer Engineering, Iowa State University and Bajaj Group Chair Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Bombay

    Title: Why should computer science students work in life sciences?

    Recently, there are many breakthroughs emerging from the field of life sciences - be it new advances in medical treatments, biotechnology, understanding the building blocks of life, or insights into how life itself evolves on this planet. What may be unknown to many computer scientists is the critical and enabling role their field is playing in many of these discoveries. In this talk, I plan to convey the excitement of working with life sciences researchers and how the partnership will change the world in the coming decades. I will close with some advice on the temperament you need for a research career and the temptations and pressures you will encounter that may rob you of a creative life.

    Srinivas Aluru is the Mehl Professor of Computer Engineering at Iowa State University, and the Bajaj Chair Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. Earlier, he served as Chair of Iowa State's Bioinformatics and Computational Biology program, and held faculty positions at New Mexico State University and Syracuse University. Aluru conducts research in high performance computing, bioinformatics and systems biology, combinatorial scientific computing, and applied algorithms. He pioneered the development of parallel methods in computational biology, and contributed to the sequencing and analysis of complex plant genomes. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, and is a recipient of the NSF Career award, IBM faculty award, and Swarnajayanti fellowship from the Government of India.

    Vipin Chaudhary
    Chief Executive Officer, Tata Computational Research Laboratories

    Conference Reception and Student Symposium Poster Exhibits Talk


    Tony Eastham
    Director, Core Lab Operations & Support
    King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)

          If not exactly a random walk, my life has been full of unexpected opportunities. I argue that yours will too -- and I urge you to think carefully and to take advantage of such opportunities.
          As a high schooler, I was not a brilliant student by any means. I really did not have a clue as to what I wanted to do. An upper second at university led to the opportunity to do a PhD, and thence a postdoc fellowship and opportunities in Canada (including a month-long consulting assignment with BHEL in Bhopal), Japan, Hong Kong and, most recently, Saudi Arabia. Where to next ?
          I must mention KAUST and its high performance computing opportunities -- over 200 teraflops of them. Opportunities for students, postdocs and research staff. Whether to KAUST or elsewhere -- take a chance; carpe diem.

    Technical Program Committee

    1. Ramamurthy Badrinath, HP
    2. Pavan Balaji, Argonne National Lab
    3. Purushotham Bangalore, University of Alabama
    4. Ganesh Bikshandi, IBM, India
    5. Surendra Byna, NEC Labs
    6. Umamaheshwari Devi, IBM, India
    7. Arobinda Gupta, IIT Kharagpur
    8. Kamesh Madduri, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
    9. Ranjani Parthasarathy, Anna University
    10. Rajeev Raje, IUPUI
    11. Subhash Saini, NASA
    12. Smruti Sarangi, IBM, India (Co-chair)
    13. Ashok Srinivasan, Florida State University (Co-chair)
    14. Krishna Sivalingam, IIT Madras
    15. Satish Vadhiyar, Indian Institute of Science
    16. Abhinav Vishnu, Pacific Northwest National Lab
    17. Joseph Zambreno, Iowa State University
    18. Zhenghao Zhang, Florida State University

    Symposium Co-Chairs

    Smruti Sarangi, IBM India
    Ashok Srinivasan, Florida State University

    Message from the co-chairs

    Welcome to the proceedings of the third Student Research Symposium at HiPC 2010. This symposium continues the first two symposia held at HiPC 2008 and HiPC 2009. Poster exhibits constitute an important component of the symposium. However, we hope that the additional activities included in the symposium will enhance its value to students who attend it. In particular, the symposium features invited talks by two distinguished experts in the field. In future years, we expect to include additional activities that will further promote our goal of stimulating and fostering student research, and providing an international forum for highlighting student research accomplishments in the area of high performance computing.

    We received 38 submissions from five countries this year. We were able to accept 17 high quality poster papers and another 9 as poster only. Each manuscript was reviewed by two or three members of our international Technical Program Committee. A separate awards committee will select authors for Best Poster and Best Presentation awards, sponsored by the IEEE Technical Committee on Parallel Processing (TCPP). We summarize below some statistics related to the review process.

    Submission Origin
    Accepted Poster Papers
    Accepted as Poster Only
    Asia, except India
    North America
    Others (Europe)

    We wish to thank a number of people for their help. The Technical Program Committee, listed on the next page, performed a thorough review of the manuscripts within the short turn-around time they were given. F. Capello, the HiPC TPC chair, helped us set up the EDAS conference management system. Animesh Pathak was always prompt in updating our web pages, despite the numerous requests that we made. We acknowledge Jigar Halani for his help with publicity. We thank the HiPC Steering Committee chair, Viktor K. Prasanna, and the HiPC co-chairs Manish Parashar and Rajeev Muralidhar for their numerous suggestions in deciding on the format of the symposium. We appreciate the efforts of the Workshops chair, Manimaran Govindarasu, in coordinating with us and putting together a joint proceedings CD. Finally, we thank Sushil Prasad, IEEE TCPP chair, for having TCPP sponsor the Best Presentation and Best Poster awards.

    Smruti Sarangi and Ashok Srinivasan

    Accepted Papers

    Deterministic, Deadlock-free Concurrency
    Nalini Vasudevan

    Fast Histograms using Adaptive CUDA Streams (Best Paper)
    Sisir Koppaka, Dheevatsa Mudigere, Srihari Narasimhan, Babu Narayanan

    Software Spectral Correlator for the 44 Element Ooty Radio Telescope
    Peeyush Prasad

    Entry-Exit Based Target Tracking using Non-Overlapping Sensor Deployment (Best Paper)
    Deepak Jeswani, Ankit Kesharwani, Sneha Chaudhari, Ratan K. Ghosh, Vaishali P Sadaphal

    A high-performance parallel implementation of Sum of Absolute Differences algorithm for motion estimation using CUDA
    Ayush Singhal, Sanyam Mehta, Praveen Kumar, Arindam Misra, Ankush Mittal

    Adaptive Monitoring: A Hybrid Approach for Monitoring using Probing
    Deepak Jeswani, Ratan K. Ghosh, Maitreya Natu

    Steganographic Authentications in conjunction with Face and Voice Recognition for Mobile Systems
    Dushyant Goyal

    Linux P2P Load Balancing and Transparent Process Migration
    Gaurav Mogre, Avinash Hanumanthappa, Alwyn Roshan Pais

    Empowering Bus Transportation System Using Wireless Sensor Networks
    Ankit Kesharwani, Vaishali P Sadaphal, Maitreya Natu

    Design of a Large-Scale Hybrid-Parallel Graph Library (Best Presentation)
    Nick Edmonds, Jeremiah J. Willcock, Torsten Hoefler, Andrew Lumsdaine

    Defending DDoS Attacks Using Traffic Differentiation and Distributed Deployment
    Rohan Patil, Aditya Kumat, Karan Bulbule, Maitreya Natu

    Dynamic Stress Wormhole Routing for Spidergon NoC with effective fault tolerance and load distribution
    Nishant Satya Lakshmikanth, Krishna kumaar Natarajan

    Unipolar Orthogonal Codes: Design Analysis and Application
    Ram Chandra Singh Chauhan, Rachna Asthana, Yatindra Nath Singh

    Refining High Performance FORTRAN Code from Programming Model Dependencies (Best Presentation)
    Ferosh Jacob, Jeff Gray, Purushotham Bangalore, Marjan Mernik

    Global Sequence Alignment using CUDA compatible multi-core GPU
    Ranga Prasanna Siriwardena, Nalin Ranasinghe

    Employing a study of the deterministic metrics to assess the robustness of dynamic loop scheduling
    Srishti Srivastava, Ioana Banicescu, Ciorba Florina Monica

    Performance Enhancement of Hausdorff Metric Based Corner Detection method using GPU
    Ajith Padyana, Pallav Kumar Baruah, Rachakonda Raghunath Sarma, Praveen K

    Poster-only Acceptances

    Three-Party Encryption in Delay Tolerant Networks
    Roy Cabaniss

    One Hop Key Management Scheme for Wireless Sensor Network Using Deployment Knowledge
    Avinash Chaurasia; Ratan K. Ghosh

    An Easy-to-Use-and-Deploy Grid Computing Framework
    Gaurav Menghani, Anil Harwani, Yash Londhe and Kalpesh Kagresha

    Map Reduce for Machine Learning Algorithms on GPUs
    Aparna Sasidharan; Harshit Kharbanda

    Semantic Query Optimisation with Ontology Simulation
    Siddharth Gupta; Narina Thakur

    Insights into Implementation of Routing Parameters in Wireless Sensor Networks on Real Motes
    Harmeet Singh; Ashish Gupta; Michel Marot

    CPU- Based Map Reduce Frameworks: Performance Evaluation
    Kavya B S; Sandhya S V; Sanjay H.A.

    Parallel computation of eigenvector centrality for efficient information dissemination in a social network
    Joy James Prabhu A; Bharath Ramanathan; Aravindan Vijayan; and Ranjani Parthasarathi

    Offline Performance Monitoring
    Abhishek Shukla; Kishore Kothapalli; Swapnil Tambi; Chiranjib Sur

    Technical Writing Session for Students

    Santonu Sarkar, Infosys SETLabs