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Browse: Abstracts, Winners and runners up, Awards Ceremony (Watch Recording / View Slides), Posters by HPCC Systems InternsPosters by Academic Partners

HPCC Systems collaborates with a number of academic institutions in the USA, Europe and India. Our intern program, welcomes students on to the HPCC Systems platform team during the summer recess to work on HPCC Systems related projects. We held our first technical presentation competition at our Community Day Summit in 2016

The aim of this contest is to give students working on HPCC Systems related projects, an opportunity to showcase their achievements to a wide audience of HPCC Systems open source community members and LexisNexis Risk Solutions employees. This event is held at our annual HPCC Systems Community Day Summit.

In 2019, we accepted entries from students located outside the USA for the first time. Students located across 4 continents, (North America, South America, Asia and Europe) presented to the judges, with five students presenting live using Skype, from their remote location outside the USA. 

Judges: Left and second left, Tony Kirk and Sarah Fabius. Right and second right, Jim DeFabia and Fabian Fier
Students attending in person: Starting from third left, Vanel Zeufack, Alyssa Messner, Chris Connelly, Jack Fields, Huafu Hu, Robert Kennedy, Yash Mishra, Farah Alshanik 

The Students

13 students entered the contest in 2019, representing 10 different academic institutions including:

  • American Heritage School in Florida
  • Clemson University
  • Federal Institute of Espírito Santo in Brazil
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Georgia State University
  • Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Kennesaw State University
  • North Carolina State University
  • Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering (RVCE) Bangalore
  • Wayne State University

8 students attended in person and the following 5 students presented over Skype:


Akshar Prasad
RVCE, Bangalore


Sathvik K R
RVCE, Bangalore


Muiredach O'Riain
Goldsmiths, University of London


Elimar Rodrigues Da Macena
Federal Institute of Espírito Santo
(IFES) - Campus Serra


Andre Felipe Santos Martins
Federal Institute of Espírito Santo
(IFES) - Campus Serra

Our Judges

The judges meet each student in turn and listen to them presenting about the content of their poster and their completed project. Their role is to score each student's poster based on the content, design and presentation. The standard of the work is always very high and the results for the winning places are always very close. Three of our judges in 2019 were LexisNexis Risk Solutions colleagues:

  • Jim DeFabia, Consulting Software Engineer
  • Tony Kirk, Senior Architect
  • Sarah Fabius, Systems Engineer III

We were delighted to welcome back Fabian Fier, a researcher from Humboldt University in Berlin, as our fourth judge. Fabian is a familiar face at our Community Day Summit, having presented on a number of previous occasions about his academic research:


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