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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. Our Academic Program supports research projects requiring data analytics which students also contribute to and as a result, are eligible to enter this contest. In fact, any student working on an HPCC Systems related project is welcome to enter this contest, regardless of whether they are an intern or academic partner contributor.  

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 and you can read all about what happened at last year's poster contest by reading our Fly on the Wall - 2019 Poster Contest Blog.

Our 2020 Poster Contest will be held virtually this year, so it is going to look a little difference to our judges and students, but the outcome will look the same. We will announce the results on Community Day itself on Monday 5th October between 2-3pm ET. Also on the day, we will be presenting a new award to the student whose poster receives the most votes from all our Community Day attendees. This award is called the 'Community Choice Award'.

About the Students

We have 13 entries into our 2020 Poster Contest, with students presenting from 4 continents; North America, South America, Asia and Europe. The students range from high school right the way through to PhD level and there is also a wide variety of topics covered by their work. The list of students entering this contest is shown below and you can see full attracts of each of the posters here.

Students Presenting from Asia

Ambu Karthik
RV College of Engineering, India

Atreya Bain
RV College of Engineering, India

Varsha Jenni
RV College of Engineering, India

Students Presenting from Europe

Nathan Halliday
Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge, UK

Students Presenting from North America

Gurman Singh
North Carolina State University

Jack Fields
American Heritage School of Boca/Delray

Jefferson Mao
Lambert High School, Georgia

Matthias Murray
New College of Florida

Robert Kennedy
Florida Atlantic University

Vannel Zeufack
Kennesaw State University

Yash Mishra
Clemson University

Students Presenting from South America

Johny Chen Jy
Federal University of Santa Catarina, (UFSC), Brazil

Lucas Varella
Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil

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