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 announced the results during our 200 HPCC Systems Community Day Summit. We also presented 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 had 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 posters were displayed at our Community Day Summit which was a virtual event in 2020. Attendees were able to meet students at our Interactive Expo and visit their poster chat room to ask questions or comment on their work. Attendees also registered votes for our new Community Choice Award.

The list of students who entered our 2020 Poster Contest is shown below. Simply click on the poster title to view more details.

Students Presenting from Asia

Ambu Karthik
RV College of Engineering, India
Implementation of Generative Adversarial Networks in HPCC Systems using GNN Bundle

Atreya Bain
RV College of Engineering, India
HSQL: An SQL-like language for HPCC Systems

Varsha Jenni
RV College of Engineering, India
Hybrid Density-based Adaptive clustering using Gaussian kernel and Grid Search

Students Presenting from Europe

Nathan Halliday
Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge, UK
The Parallel Workflow Engine

Students Presenting from North America

Gurman Singh
North Carolina State University
The Making of an Agriculture Data Lake

Jack Fields
American Heritage School of Boca/Delray
Using HPCC Systems GNN Bundle with TensorFlow to Train a Model to Find Known Faces Leveraging the Robotics API

Jefferson Mao
Lambert High School, Georgia

HPCC Systems on Google Anthos

Matthias Murray
New College of Florida
Applying HPCC Systems TextVector to SEC Filings

Robert Kennedy
Florida Atlantic University
Distributed GPU Accelerated Neural Networks with GNN

Vannel Zeufack
Kennesaw State University
Preprocessing Bundle for HPCC Systems Machine Learning Library

Yash Mishra
Clemson University
Leveraging and Evaluating Kubernetes Support on Microsoft Azure

Students Presenting from South America

Johny Chen Jy
Federal University of Santa Catarina, (UFSC), Brazil
Deltabase caching solutions: an exploratory analysis for increasing ROXIE queries performance

Lucas Varella
Federal University of Santa Catarina, (UFSC), Brazil
A Cross Provider Assessment for HPCC Systems Container Orchestration