CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Research Awards 2010

CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Awards for 2010 have been announced and Richard Matthew McCutchen, a Junior majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics is one of the winners.

Matt has a long history of research going back to high school when he worked on the popular matching" problem (e.g., matching a set of people to jobs trying to satisfy their preferences) which has been cited by several researchers. At Maryland, Matt has worked on streaming algorithms for clustering and developed a new algorithm for handling outliers. He has also worked on various projects in the area of programming languages.

Aside from research, Matt has maintained a near perfect GPA and has had great success involving programming contests. He has qualified for the International Olympiad of Informatics three times, winning two gold medals and one silver medal.

Two additional CS students, John Silberholz, who was a finalist and Allie Hoch received an honorable mention in the contest.

CRA gratefully acknowledges the support of Microsoft Research and Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL) who sponsor the Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award program in alternate years. MERL is the sponsor of this year's awards.

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