Tanvi Haldankar's Receives Undergraduate Research Excellence Awards
"Tanvi is a model research student who is curious, proactive, inventive, and a team-player," shared Margaret Ellis, associate professor of practice in the Department of Computer Science in a nomination letter for senior Tanvi Haldankar, who received the David Heilman Research Award at the department's annual awards banquet in April.
Ellis has been privy to witnessing Haldanker's research in action through Computer Systems Genome (CSGenome), a project that Haldankar has been a part of for three years. It is led by three professors, including Ellis, and is comprised for both undergraduate and graduate students.
The mission of the CSGenome is to conduct the first scientific effort to catalog the lineage of computer system performance over time to enable knowledge discovery and further understanding of the impact of computing innovations on transformative technologies, the knowledge-based economy, and societal change.
For the past year, Haldankar's focus was on the evolution of memory and its impact on performance. She also presented a research short this spring at the all-virtual Association for Computing Machinery Capital Region Celebration of Women in Computing, "A Walk Down Memory Lane: Analysis of Memory and Computer Systems From 1995 to Present-Day."
This research short helped to earn one of three Undergraduate Research Excellence Awards, sponsored jointly by the Office of Undergraduate Research and University Libraries. The prestigious Undergraduate Research Excellence Award recognizes students who holistically engage in research, as evidenced by completion of the Undergraduate Research Excellence Program, and are able to effectively communicate their results to a broad audience.
After graduation, Haldankar will begin working as a software developer at Bloomberg in New York City.